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Food allergy moms wonder how to make first birthday cake milk-free and egg-free.

Look no further, this vegan cake is tried-and-true!

See this easy recipe below.

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Welcome to Milk Allergy Mom!

If you’re looking for the best dairy-free and egg-free vanilla cake,

you’re in the right place!

I’m an 11-year anaphylaxis food allergy mom…

and it’s an honor to share this simple, tasty recipe with so many food allergy families around world,

every day.

Thanks for stopping in!

When my son turned one,

having this recipe was a God-send and gave me one less thing to worry about on that special day.

Eleven years later,

it’s still our go-to recipe every time we need cake.

This is a basic ingredient recipe that is also dairy and egg free!

It’s delicious and moist and tastes like “normal” cake.


It can be made soy-free if you use the right oil and make your own frosting with soy-free butter.

And some are even making it wheat-free with their favorite flours.

Also be sure to check out how we use this recipe to make adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes.

Below you will find:

our favorite cake tools

frosting recipes & store-bought options

our milk & egg free vanilla cake recipe

and more cake recipes!


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“I made cupcakes with this recipe for my son’s birthday party since one of his friends has a diary intolerance. It was so yummy and easy I’ve made it two more times for my family even though the only allergy in my household is peanut.”



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My favorite silicone coated, non-stick aluminumized steel pans.

The perfect set of cupcake decorating tips, coupler, and bags.

You may like this cupcake storage and carrier for your next party!

The cute cupcake stand we use.

A handy single cupcake taker

 Easy Milk Egg Free Vanilla Cupcake Recipe




1/4 cup dairy-free butter
1/4 cup solid coconut oil or shortening
1-3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (affiliate)


This can be made with soy-free margarine.

Mix butter and coconut oil or shortening with a mixer.

Add vanilla.

Slowly add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time.

Beat on high speed until icing consistency is reached. If it’s too thick, add dairy-free milk 1/4 tsp. at a time.

This can be a little temperamental depending on the season and room temperatures.

If it’s summer, you will do best to use chilled butter and coconut oil.

If it’s winter, room temp works and the milk may need added.

Store cupcakes with this homemade frosting in the refrigerator. Coconut oil melts. 

Click here for homemade chocolate frosting.



If you want frosting from a tub, this store-bought frosting & sprinkles has been dairy-free but does contain soy.

It comes in flavors of Chocolate Fudge, Classic White, and Cream Cheese.

Be sure to check labels because ingredients can change!


Easy Dairy Egg Free Vanilla Cupcake Recipe



Heat oven to 350. 

The recipe is for 12 cupcakes, a 9×9″ cake, or an 8×8″ cake. 

Double the ingredients for 24 cupcakes, a double layer round cake, or a 9×13″ cake.

Grease pan(s) with an allergy safe oil if you are making this for someone with food allergies.

We use dairy-free butter or coconut oil.



1-3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla {affiliate}
1/3 cup oil
1 cup cold water



Combine ingredients by hand or with a mixer.

We use our Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer {affiliate} because it gets all the flour lumps out well.

Pour batter into greased pan or muffin cups.

Bake approximately 20-30 minutes in the oven until the cake springs back to the touch or a toothpick comes out clean.

Time varies depending on the pan you use.

Be sure to check out how Delia Creates used our vanilla cake and frosting recipes to make a beautiful rainbow cake!

Hope you love this milk-free and egg-free vegan vanilla cake as much as our family does.

For a similar recipe but with sprinkles galore, see our milk and egg free confetti cake recipe!



Check out our other popular dairy-free and egg-free cake recipes below, enjoy!

Chocolate Cake

Confetti Vanilla Cake

Cake Pops

Microwave Mug Cake



Chocolate Frosting

Vanilla Frosting

Mocha Fudge Frosting

Store-Bought Frosting

Organic Store Bought Frosting

Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce
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Sunday 15th of December 2019

Tomorrow is my grandsons 3rd birthday. He has so many allergies. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said A Cake!! So I’ve been diligently searching trying to find a recipe. Thank you for posting. My question is can I substitute using coconut flour?

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Hi Christina! I know coconut flour is tricky. It may not work. I'd be curious to know. And happy birthday!


Wednesday 13th of February 2019

I made cupcakes with this recipe for my son's birthday party since one of his friends has a diary intolerance. It was so yummy and easy I've made it two more times for my family even though the only allergy in my household is peanut. I also experimented with making a chocolate version by subbing 1/4 c of cocoa powder for some of the flour. It came out moist and delicious!

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Thank you so much for the review, Anna. We are so glad they worked well for you! xoxo


Thursday 3rd of January 2019

This is my "Mix-in the-Pan" Cake recipe I've used for 50 years. In an ungreased 8" or 9" round cake pan, stir together the flour, sugar, soda, and salt with a fork. Make three wells, and into each one place either the vinegar, vanilla, and oil. Pour water over all and stir with a fork. Bake in pan.

I make this for my diabetic clients with Swerve Granulated Sugar, and for my other clients who have allergies. You can add cocoa, and pour 1 cup cold coffee over all.

You can also use lemon extract, lemon zest, and yellow food color to make it lemon, etc. Any flavor is possible. Very little clean up.

Naomi Parker

Thursday 24th of May 2018

Hi! My son turns one in two weeks, very excited to try this cake! He is allergic to dairy, egg, PN/TN.

For the cake, do I need to be careful about reg items like sugar, flour, etc? Also, I've never used coconut oil, it comes solid? Would you mind sharing what brand you use? Also, is it just white vinegar?

I am new to all of these substitutes, it feels like a huge foreign food world, so thanks again for being a great resource! -Naomi

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 24th of May 2018

Naomi, you can use vegetable oil or whatever you normally use in baking. :) Yes to white vinegar!


Wednesday 14th of March 2018

Can I use lime juice instead of vinegar?

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 14th of March 2018

The vinegar activates the baking soda. I would test it off to the side to see if lime juice causes the baking soda to bubble. :) If it does, then it should work!

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