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5 perfect birthday cakes for kids' allergies
You are organising a birthday party for your child and one of your little guests has food allergies or a special diet? This article is made for you!
Justine Varin - Writer
Allergies and birthday cakes, what to do ?
We all know that child for whom birthdays and canteen are never easy times because of allergies that prevent them from eating everything they want. Unfortunately, many children suffer from food allergies, but this is not a problem, as there are many recipes available today that allow all children to enjoy their birthday party.
Allergies or special diets for children are generally the same, including gluten-free, egg-free, lactose-free, peanut-free and vegan.
If you are organizing a birthday party and one of the children has a special diet, this article is for you! You’ll find 5 recipe ideas that will successfully deflect your little ones’ allergies!
1) Gluten-free chocolate cake
No child would turn down a delicious slice of chocolate cake and it would be a shame if one of them couldn’t enjoy it because of a food allergy or intolerance. Cakes are often made with wheat flour, but eating gluten-free is not as difficult as you might think! Do you know what corn flour is? It’s a magical ingredient that you absolutely need to cook without gluten! In fact, corn flour is corn flour, it does not contain gluten and it is a very good alternative to wheat flour.
-125 grams of chocolate
-15 grams corn flour
– 100 grams of sugar
– 50 grams of butter
Mix the egg yolks and sugar until the liquid is white.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and add the corn flour to the mixture.
Add the chocolate, butter and corn flour mixture to the egg yolks and sugar.
Beat the egg whites until stiff.
Gently mix the egg whites with the rest of the ingredients, incorporating the whites little by little.
Pour the mixture into a buttered pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes at 180 (Celsius) degrees.
A personal touch:
Feel free to add dried fruit or unmelted gluten-free chocolate to decorate the birthday cake.
2)Yummy apple yoghurt cake without eggs
Dear parents, dear families, if making a cake is more like a nightmare in the kitchen than anything else, this recipe is made for you. After all, it’s impossible to miss an apple yoghurt cake. Making an eggless cake may seem like the mystery of the century because you don’t know the little secrets to make the dough light and airy. Don’t panic! The Fun Master comes to the rescue! I promise you, you’ll be able to bake a delicious apple yoghurt cake without any trouble!
-2 plain yoghurts
-3 pots of flour
-1 jar of sugar
-2 pinches of salt
-1/2 jar of oil
-1 vanilla extract
-1 packet of baking powder
Preheat your oven to 165 degrees (Celsius) and flour your tin.
Whisk the sugar, yoghurt, salt and vanilla in a bowl and then add the oil.
Add the flour and baking powder and mix.
Peel and cut the apples into small pieces and add to the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 25 minutes, keeping an eye on it.
“A delicious cake for funny and yummy moments”
3)The delicious chocolate raspberry mousse cake
Can’t see yourself making a lactose-free cake? You should know that it is possible! First of all, it is important to know what lactose is. Lactose is a molecule present in animal milk and in larger quantities in cow’s milk. The good news is that the shelves of our supermarkets are full of plant-based milks, so you can use this type of milk in your preparations or not use any at all! The recipe we are about to present to you does not contain milk but is just as tasty!
-180 grams of light cane sugar
-150 grams of margarine
-15 grams baking powder
-300 grams of raspberries
Beat the sugar and eggs until frothy.
Add the melted margarine and mix.
Mix the flour and baking powder together and add this to the dough.
Add the frozen raspberries.
Pour into a tin and bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees (Celsius).
4)The best groundnut-free brownie
All children are big fans of brownies and unfortunately little ones with peanut allergies can’t eat them and may feel excluded. Groundnuts are found in most brownies. I can see parents looking at me wide-eyed through their screens, but how do you make a brownie without groundnuts ? The Fun Master is never short of ideas so here’s our groundnut free brownie recipe, the kids won’t mind and neither will you!
-200 grams of dark chocolate
-150 grams of butter
-200 grams of sugar
-50 grams of flour
-1 packet of vanilla sugar
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bain-marie.
In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients until smooth.
Add the chocolate and melted butter to the mixture and mix again.
Pour the dough into a buttered pan and bake for 30 minutes at 170 degrees (Celsius).
Before the dough is completely baked you can add Smarties or KitKat (in small pieces) to add crunch, these sweets are certified nut free.
5)An exceptional vegan banana cake
What?! You can’t use eggs and milk in your cake! You’re on the verge of giving up, aren’t you? Don’t worry, making a vegan cake without animal products is not that difficult. To tell you the truth, the recipe is super simple, quick, economical and healthy. We promise we’ll make you feel better about veganism!
-10 cl of oil
-1 cup of sugar
-2 cups of flour
-3 mashed bananas
-1/2 sachet baking powder
Mix the oil, sugar, yeast, flour and bananas to a smooth batter.
Pour the mixture into a buttered pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees (Celsius).
A personal touch:
You can buy or prepare a vegan chocolate topping, the cake will be even better!
And that’s it! You are now ready to face all diets and allergies, the children will enjoy themselves and have an incredible birthday party!
La Briochine is a company that bake simple cakes only with natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce (and likely have in your own kitchen) that are safe for those with all nut and peanut allergies.