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Recipe for allergy sufferers:

Double Chocolate Sponge Cake

Cakes and Cookies for Children on Restricted DietsThis recipe comes from Susan Swann who has written the book Cakes and Cookies for Children on Restricted Diets which came about because of her youngest daughter's multiple food allergies and food intolerance.

The book is full of recipes which are dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, corn free, egg free, sugar free, reduced sugar, yeast free or soya free. For example, this particular recipe is dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, corn free, egg free and yeast free.

If you would like to read more <click here> or visit Susan's web site www.allergybaking.co.uk

This recipe is dairy free, wheat free, corn free, gluten free and egg free.

Ingredients

50 g (2 oz) dairy free margarine
75 g (1 oz) caster sugar
25 g (1 oz) soya flour or tapioca flour
50 g (2 oz) potato flour
50 g (2 oz) rice flour
15 g (1/2 oz) cocoa or carob powder
50 g (2 oz) chocolate or carob drops
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp golden syrup
5 tbsps soya milk

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas 5.
  • Prepare an 18 cm (7") sponge cake tin.
  • Mix the bicarbonate of soda, soya milk and golden syrup together in a litre jug. Leave it to one side for now.
  • Beat the margarine and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy and paler in colour.
  • Pour the liquid mixture in the jug into the creamed margarine and sugar. Beat well together. It will curdle.
  • Add the flours and cocoa or carob powder beat well.
  • Add the cocoa or carob drops and stir in.
  • Put the mixture in the cake tin and even out.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for about 25 minutes. To test if the cake is cooked gently touch the top of the cake with your finger if it is cooked it will spring back when you remove your finger.
  • Leave to cool for 10minutes and then place the cake onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Cut the cake in half and sandwich it together using jam or butter icing (using a dairy free margarine).
  • Decorate the top by dusting it with icing sugar.

Susan Swann
www.allergybaking.co.uk

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