Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, (Processed)Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

Some of the members of Lights UP North have severe food allergies which make finding an appropriate cake for birthdays a little tough.  We have learned that when you need something but cannot find what you are looking for that you just create it out of necessity.  We went to the drawing boards and came up with just that- a chocolate birthday cake suitable for allergies 🙂  This recipe is nut-free, gluten-free, (processed) sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free….and even banana-free,  AND…….IT’S DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!



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Yield: 1 8×8 cake


4 cups gluten free oatmeal

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

pinch of  Himalayan pink sea salt

2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup maple sugar

1 cup coconut oil (melted)

1 cup allergy-free chocolate chips

1 cup apple sauce


1) Turn oven at 350 degrees.

2)Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and blend.  I like to use the Kitchen Aid food processor.

3) Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor.

4) Blend for about 5 minutes or until everything is mixed super well.

5) If you are making cupcakes pour batter into each cupcake liner in the cupcake tin.

Otherwise pour batter into an 8×8 glass dish.

6) Cook for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

7)Let cook before serving.


I had a small food processor at home so I had to make this in 2 half batches and then combine in the baking dish.

If you are looking for a topping, melt equal chocolate  chips and coconut oil in a 3:1 ratio and drizzle on top, or put homemade marshmallow on top.

Instead of adding the chocolate chips to the food processor you can also just fold the chocolate chips into the batter at the very end to have the cupcake filled with chunks of chocolate 🙂


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