Perfect for special celebrations, this easy birthday cake checks a lot of boxes for folks with special dietary needs--it's got no dairy, eggs, nuts, or soy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 8-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.

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  • Combine 3 tablespoons water, vegetable oil, and 2 teaspoons baking powder in a small bowl to make an egg substitute. Whisk until well combined.

  • Combine cake flour, sugar, 1 1/4 cups water, shortening, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl. Add egg substitute and beat with an electric mixer until well mixed, about 4 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely before topping with your choice of frosting.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 57.6g; fat 12.3g; sodium 378.3mg. Full Nutrition
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