Since we’re talking about food allergies this week, I thought it might be the perfect time to share my friend’s recipe for wacky cake, an allergy-free cake/cupcake that contains no eggs, dairy, nuts or tree nuts. I’m sorry to say that it also isn’t gluten-free, but I think that if you’re well versed in that kind of baking it should be easy to adapt this recipe to suit your needs.
Although my children (and nieces and nephews) are exempt from having food allergies, I’ve baked this recipe more times than I can count for classroom parties and birthday celebrations. It tastes just like a regular cake, and it’s nice to know that I can serve sweet treats to some of the food sensitive kids I know, without worrying about offering them something that could be detrimental to their health.
The original version of the wacky cake was created during the depression era, when eggs, milk and butter were regularly being rationed. Although we don’t have quite the same economic concerns today, we are faced with other issues, and I like the idea of a multi-generational recipe that’s able to feed those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the occasional chocolate cake.
Find the full printable recipe here: Chocolate Wacky Cake