My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Marble Cake

My husband's favorite cake is marble so the girls and I decided to try to make one for him. The cake tasted good and the texture was nice and moist, but also thick and dense. The girls liked the combination of vanilla and chocolate cake.

Marble Cake

1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
3 cups flour
2 cups soy milk
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
4 tbsp dairy free margarine, melted

Use an electric mixer to beat the sugar and 1/2 cup of margarine. Add the flour, soy milk, vanilla, baking powder and salt then beat until thoroughly combined. Transfer 2/3 of the batter to a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Add the cocoa and 4 tbsp of melted margarine to the remaining batter. Beat until thoroughly combined. Spoon the chocolate batter over the vanilla batter. Swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Frost as desired.


  1. hi! i made this cake couple of times already and LOOOVE it! my 20 month old son can't get enough of it. I was wondering what kind of frosting you use and if you could share the recipe as well?
    thanks so much for your awesome recipes. I'm also addicted to your chocolate waffles.

  2. Most Pillsbury frostings are safe and they are well labeled. I also like to buy the spray Pillsbury frostings so I don't have to open a big tub to frost just one piece of thawed cake. I do have some recipes for frostings, but it's just so much easier to use the bought versions. If you would like a recipe, please let me know.

  3. This looks lovely and moist! With the egg free cake I made last weekend I popped a bit of pink colouring into half the mixture and did a bit of marbling, but I like the idea of adding cocoa and an alternative flavour to the vanilla. Thanks for linking!