Wheat Free Birthday Cake Recipes

These wheat free birthday cake recipes are ideal if you need – or choose – to avoid wheat in your baby’s diet.

Please remember that an allergy or sensitivity to wheat is NOT the same as gluten intolerance. Other ingredients and cereals (such as barley and rye) may contain gluten – therefore, these recipes should NOT be considered gluten free unless clearly stated.

Click here to find out more about wheat and gluten sensitivities

Some of these recipes contain whole eggs – if you have not yet introduced whole eggs to your baby, you may like to think about doing so just before his birthday. If your baby does experience any type of allergic reaction, you will be aware of the problem in advance – you really don’t want anything spoiling baby’s big day!


Carrot Cake (this recipe is also sugar free)

Balloons

6oz (3/4 cup) butter (softened)

3 large eggs, beaten

6oz (3/4 cup) sultanas

8oz (1 cup) carrot, peeled and grated

9oz (1 1/8 cup) apple, peeled, cored and chopped

9oz (2 1/4 cup) wheat free, all purpose flour

2tsp baking powder

2tsp nutmeg

2tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

Before you start…

  1. Steam the apple chunks (or simmer in a little water) until tender, then drain and puree.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 deg F, 190 deg C.
  3. Take the eggs from the refrigerator to bring them closer to room temperature.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, then beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Stir in the apple puree, sultanas and grated carrot.
  6. Add the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt, then carefully fold them into the mixture (a palette knife comes in handy here!). The object of folding in the dry ingredients rather than simply stirring them in is to avoid losing the air you incorporated into the mixture by beating it.
  7. Line a 7″ cake tin with baking parchment and gently spoon in the mixture.
  8. Bake for around one hour, until a sharp knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Basic Cake (this recipe is also gluten free and egg free)

4oz (1 cup) sorghum flour

2oz (1/2 cup) potato starch

1oz (1/4 cup) tapioca starch

8oz (1 cup) sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp fresh orange juice

5 tbsp oil

1tsp vanilla extract

8 fl oz (1 cup) water

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the orange juice, oil, vanilla extract and water.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, stirring well until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Grease and flour a 9″ cake pan, then pour in the mixture.
  6. Bake for around 30 mins, until a sharp knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.

More tips for a wheat free diet…

Wheat free teething biscuits

Wheat flour substitutes


Banana Cake

This recipe contains spelt flour. People who cannot tolerate wheat often cope quite well with spelt flour – however, you should NOT use this recipe without first consulting your doctor.

6oz (3/4 cup) butter

6oz (3/4 cup) sugar

1tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

6oz (3/4 cup) sour cream

2 large, ripe bananas

9oz (2 1/4 cups) spelt flour

1/4 tsp baking soda.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C).
  2. Grease and flour an 8″ cake pan.
  3. Beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light (use an electric mixer if you have one).
  4. One by one, beat in the eggs.
  5. Next, fold in the sour cream, flour, baking soda and bananas using a palette knife.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the pan and bake for around one hour until a sharp knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Basic Rice Flour Cake

4oz (1/2 cup) butter

4oz (1/2 cup) sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

5oz (1 1/4 cup) brown rice flour

1tsp baking powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C).
  2. Grease and flour an 8″ cake pan.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light, then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Beat in the flour and baking powder until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour into the cake pan and bake for 40-45 mins, until a sharp knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Why not make a delicious frosting for baby’s cake using our

Sugar-Free Frosting Recipes


Want to make baby’s cake look extra special with only natural and healthy ingredients? Learn how to make

Homemade Food Coloring



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Homemade teething biscuits

Homemade finger food recipes

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