Anyone have any cinnamon cake recipes that don't involve eggs, vanilla, milk or butter? Can I use oil instead of butter?


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Kim Snowling , who has a very allergic Nephew., answered

I have a Nephew who is very allergic to Wheat, Diary, Eggs, Nuts and certain types of grass.  So I am use to making cakes with substitute ingredients.

I have found that there is a lot of alternative ingredients out there, for example sunflower or soya margarine rather than butter or gluten free flour.  This is a recipe that I follow when I make a cake for my Nephew, I will be honest they are usually quite crumbly and I notice a sweeter flavour than a regular cake.  However you are free to try it -

  • 6oz - Sunflower Diary Free Margarine
  • 6oz - Caster Sugar

  • 3tsp - No Egg (Egg replacement substance, found in specialist food stores) mixed with water as per instructions
  • 1tsp of flavouring (what ever you want)
  • 6oz - Self Raising Gluten Free Flour

If you want to make a chocolate cake firstly make sure you use good quality dark chocolate powder (they should be fine with this if they are just intolerant to diary, do double check though).  Reduce the flour to 5oz and use 1oz of the chocolate powder to make the 6oz total quantity.

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they are smooth, if it is a bit dry just add a little bit of water.
  2. Put into greased tin approx 7 inch flan tin.
  3. Cook on GM4 until cooked.  It should take about 15mins, the top wont brown however put a skewer in the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean then the cake is ready.
  4. Leave to cool, once cooled completely decorate however you want.

Please do triple check all your ingredients to make sure they do not have any hidden ingredients within them.  The last thing you want to do is make a cake and give someone anaphylactic shock.

To answer your second question, I have made cakes with oil, however I have found that they make the cakes very oily and not so fluffy. Personally the recipe above works well for us and my nephew likes them, so I have stuck with this!

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