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lizzyliz77 Feb 27, 2007 01:45 PM

Help! My friend's birthday is this weekend and she is allergic to wheat/gluten... flourless cakes are good too.

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    brokergal RE: lizzyliz77 Feb 27, 2007 01:59 PM

    Try Whole Foods - I've tried their vegan cakes and they're pretty decent.

    1. Julefish RE: lizzyliz77 Feb 27, 2007 02:36 PM

      manis on fairfax or la brea (my brain is broken). they have this one cake i've had at a few birthdays that is shockingly good considering what it doesn't have in it...

      1. kellydeez RE: lizzyliz77 Feb 27, 2007 02:57 PM

        The carrot cake at Mani's is my favorite carrot cake ever. It's non dairy too. You should sample a couple of their cakes, but I've never been disappointed and they have tons of flavors. They really do a good job making (semi) healthy sweets. If your friend is used to that, I don't think she'll be disappointed.

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          will47 RE: kellydeez Feb 27, 2007 03:10 PM

          I'm pretty sure the carrot cake at Manis (which is vegan) isn't wheat / gluten free, though. However I third the recommendation for Mani's (which is on Fairfax) - they are pretty good at accomodating various weird diets.

          A lot of places have flourless chocolate cakes, which might be worth checking out. I know Urth has one, but not sure how good it is.

          Maybe some sort of crumble type thing (apple crisp) might taste better than a flourless cake?

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