7 allergy-friendly Christmas cakes for fuss-free festive feasting

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Ahhh, November. I don’t know about you, but the year-end always feels like such a reward for getting through the highs and lows of the past year. A celebration is in order, and that calls for the works—food, cake, drinks. And to those with dietary restrictions, I know it can be hard to accommodate that. Fret not, I don’t think you’re being pernickety.

So, as a start to your year-end preparations, here are seven places where you can get luscious allergy-friendly Christmas cakes to satisfy dietary restrictions ranging from the gluten-free to the dairy-free. After all, for all the pre-celebration fuss and drama, the party doesn’t start till everyone has something to eat.

1. Bud of Joy: Organic Gluten-free Rectangular Christmas Log Cake

Allergen information: Gluten-free

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A small bakery located in the MacPherson neighbourhood, Bud of Joy specialises in organic and health-centric bakes. They pride themselves in using carefully sourced organic ingredients, prioritising the nutrition and wellbeing of their customers.

A popular favourite among people with dietary restrictions, allergies, as well as health and fitness concerns, Bud of Joy makes sure that they have something to cater to everyone. 

This Christmas, they’ve rolled out their Organic Gluten-free Rectangular Christmas Log Cake (S$70 for a 7” cake), with an early bird discount at S$60 if you order before 30 November 2020 on their online shop.

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Made freshly from scratch with raw organic cacao, this cake will be a delight especially to chocolate lovers with its rich, luxurious texture. Pleasure indeed does not have to be guilty. If you’re avoiding gluten, this cake is a great option for a crowd-pleasing festive dessert.

You can browse Bud of Joy’s other allergy-friendly Christmas cakes and sweets here. They have a range of desserts that are made dairy-free, egg-free, as well as nut-free.

These sweet treats are available for online orders that you can self-collect or have delivered to your door. Don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird discount by making your order before 30 November 2020.

Bud of Joy: 71 Circuit Road, #01-31, Singapore 370071 | Tel: +65 6748 7687 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 5pm (Tue to Sat), Closed Mon & Sun| Facebook | Instagram | Website

2. The Whole Kitchen: GF Fig & Pecan Fruit Cake

Allergen information: Gluten-free, dairy-free

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Established in 2015 by two Singapore-based Australian women, The Whole Kitchen is a team comprising a health coach and a classically trained chef. Combining their passions and expertise in good food and their health benefits, The Whole Kitchen set out to create a food brand based on vitality, great taste, and natural goodness. 

Their Gluten Free Fig & Pecan Fruit Cake (S$18.95 for 350g) is a festive cake rich in spice, figs, seeds and pecans. This low-sugar treat is great served with coconut cream or yoghurt for that added moisture, but you can also add this to a cheeseboard for some contrasting flare. 

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Enjoy this wholesome treat knowing that it is also dairy-free and low in natural sugar. You can order the Fig & Pecan Fruit Cake on their online shop and have it delivered to you. Christmas preparation is going to be such a breeze.

The Whole Kitchen: Online Shop | Tel: +65 6513 2314 | EmailStockists | Facebook | Instagram | Website

3. 25Grams Bakery: Rich Delish Choc Log Cake

Allergen information: Gluten-free, dairy-free

You might have heard of 25Grams Bakery, back during their early beginnings as an online cupcake shop in 2014. They’ve come a long way, from mini 25gram cupcakes to today’s hefty creations.

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Check out this tempting figure of a log cake—it has chocolate, it has texture, it even has a pop of citrusy colour—in short, it pulls out all the stops for a satisfying Christmas log cake. 25Grams Bakery’s Rich Delish Choc Log Cake (S$55 for 700g, S$72 for 1.4kg) will definitely be a big contender for your dessert spread this end-of-year season.

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The Rich Delish Choc Log Cake is gluten-free and dairy-free, perfect if you or your guests are allergic to these ingredients. Get this delivered when you order via their online store. You can also opt for self-collection if you prefer.

Apart from that, 25Grams Bakery has a range of Christmas specials that you can find here. For even more allergy-friendly Christmas cake alternatives, check out their Vegan/Gluten-free page. These may not be seasonal items, but they’re nonetheless suited for a celebration. 

25Grams Bakery is currently closed for retail, but they are still taking orders online. Do remember to make your orders three days in advance. For custom bakes, they require one to two weeks notice, so remember to plan ahead!

25Grams Bakery: Online Store | For self-collection: 12 Kallang Avenue, Aperia Mall, #01-14, Singapore 339511 | Tel: +65 9236 0448 | Facebook | Instagram

4. The Clean Addicts: Double Matcha Fudge Cake 2.0

Allergen information: Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free

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For a break from all that chocolatey indulgence, enjoy the sweet bitterness of matcha with The Clean AddictsDouble Matcha Fudge Cake 2.0 (S$99 for 6” round; S$158 for 8” round)

This creation is a new and more intense iteration of their Matcha Addict Series, which was inspired by the matcha desserts that the owners tried in Kyoto, Japan.

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With the enthusiastic response to the Matcha Addict Series, such as this Matcha x Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake (S$86 for 6” Round), The Clean Addicts have created the Double Matcha Fudge Cake 2.0 as an exclusive seasonal special.

As a business that advocates clean eating, The Clean Addicts promises vegan and refined sugar-free cakes that are just as delicious as regular ones. Helmed by certified Raw Food Chef Andrea Lee, this shop is poised to change lifestyles one cake at a time. 

The allergy-friendly Christmas Double Matcha Fudge Cake 2.0 is created from premium ingredients such as kidney beans, Japanese matcha powder, cashews, dates, rolled oats and seeds. Be prepared that the matcha flavour here is very strong and intense—it’s not called double matcha for nothing.

The cake is also dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. Since it’s low in fat and sugar content, you’re advised to refrigerate it and consume it cold. The Clean Addicts offers both self-collection and delivery options, which you can specify upon order via their online shop.

The Clean Addicts: Online Shop | General Enquiries Form | Opening Hours (for self-collection): 11am – 6pm (Mon to Fri), Closed Sat & Sun | Facebook | Instagram

5. Cedele: Vegan Earl Grey Belgian Chocolate Berries Cake

Allergen information: Dairy-free, egg-free

I’m sure Cedele needs no introduction, with their well-loved bakes and delicious cooked food that marry wellness and enjoyment.

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This festive season, celebrate in extra luscious cheer with Cedele’s new Vegan Earl Grey Belgian Chocolate Berries Cake (S$63 for 6” round). Pre-order this cake two days in advance for your year-end party via their online store, and choose to have it delivered or self-collected. 

Composed of moist and fluffy chocolate sponge cake and light earl grey chocolate mousse, this is a dairy-free and egg-free option that promises a decadent dessert experience. The cake is topped with a rich 70% couverture dark Belgian chocolate layer, giving it a sleek and elegant finish. Those berries make for such a beautifully festive touch too. What better way to add to the Christmassy atmosphere at home? 

Do note that this cake contains nuts in its decorations.

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If you simply can’t wait till the big celebration to try this cake, sneak a pre-celebration taste-test at these outlets with a slice of this tempting delicacy. 

I don’t know about you, but Cedele is high in my list of places to indulge in cake, and this time is no different. The only thing that can potentially distract me from getting this allergy-friendly Christmas cake is the fact that their other regular cakes are always so mind-bogglingly tempting. But no, we must stay focused in the spirit of festivity. 

Cedele: Online Store | Outlets | Tel: +65 6922 9716/17 (Delivery orders); +65 9645 8806 (Self-collection orders) | Facebook | Instagram | Website 

6. LOCABA: Vegan Dark Choc Raspberry Cake

Allergen information: Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free

LOCABA stands for ‘low carb bakery’, specialising in cakes that are low in carbohydrates to offer a healthier dessert option compared to those in regular bakeries. Its creator, Markus Berndt was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2012, spurring him on a journey to rebuild dishes to be optimised for human metabolism while retaining great taste.

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Try their Vegan Dark Choc Raspberry Cake (S$58 for 6” round, S$88 for 8” round, S$128 for 10” round) for a delightful pairing of tart raspberry against rich sweet chocolate. With moist chocolate sponge layered with fresh raspberry cream and glazed with a smooth dark chocolate finish, this cake screams pure healthy indulgence. 

What I especially like in the look of this cake is the generous layering that promises a well-proportioned and satisfying contrast of flavours in each bite.

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In line with LOCABA’s commitment to creating desserts suitable for diabetics, this Vegan Dark Choc Raspberry Cake does not contain any refined sugar.

The bright raspberry exudes such a festive vibe against the smooth chocolate glaze. If you or your family is looking for a diabetic-friendly dessert, LOCABA is definitely worth a try.

Do pre-order the Vegan Dark Choc Raspberry Cake online as LOCABA bakes all their cakes to order. Since the cakes do not contain any artificial preservatives, they do not have any cakes in stock. Still, I’d say it’s worth the little bit of pre-planning to order at least one day in advance before 6pm. 

You can opt for self-collection or have the cake delivered to you. 

LOCABA: Online Store | For self-collection: 2 Kallang Avenue, CT HUB 1, #01-08/13, Singapore 339407 | Tel: +65 9793 6557 | Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Daily) | Facebook | Instagram 

7. Sasha’s Fine Foods: Dark Chocolate Cake (Loaf)

Allergen information: Gluten-free, dairy-free

Sasha’s Fine Foods is an online grocery supplier that prioritises sustainably farmed and ethically sourced food for their customers. With a range of fresh produce, poultry and bakery goods, Sasha’s Christmas Shop is also a great place to source for ingredients for the rest of your Christmas feast.

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For Christmas, Sasha’s Fine Foods is selling this Dark Chocolate Cake Loaf (S$17.90 for 300g). Rich, moist, and mouth-wateringly springy, this gluten-free and dairy-free cake will definitely have everyone clamouring for a second slice.

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The cake is also stored frozen, so it’s a good alternative to the relatively time-sensitive options below. If you’re operating on a less predictable schedule, I’d recommend counting on this Dark Chocolate Cake Loaf

You can order the Dark Chocolate Cake Loaf via their online store and have it delivered to you as soon as the same day, if you order on a weekday before the 1pm cut-off time.

Sasha’s Fine Foods: Online Store | Tel: +65 6273 0752 | Call Operating Hours: 7am – 9pm (Mon to Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat & Sun) | Email | Facebook | Instagram  

With these allergy-friendly Christmas cake options, dessert ought to be a breeze this season. Don’t forget to plan early to get your cakes with minimal hassle!

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