GAPS Sunflower Seed Cake – Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free

GAPS-legal Sunflower Seed birthday cake - Grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free.

Here’s a quick recipe for you. This is a slice of birthday cake I made a while back, for my son who at the time couldn’t eat any dairy, eggs, or nuts. Since we’re on the GAPS diet for gut healing, it’s also grain-free and refined sugar-free.

I based it off of the recipe in the Internal Bliss cookbook and made only one minor adjustment to it – I replaced the egg it called for with applesauce. And I added a bit of salt, because I’m a rebel that way.

It turned out great! Here’s the recipe for you, in case you ever need a sweet treat free of many allergens.


GAPS Sunflower Seed Cake – Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Refined Sugar-Free




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients into blender or food processor, and blend well. It will form a thick dough, almost like a paste.
  3. Pour into your greased dish, and smooth out with the edge of the spatula. The cake will not really rise, so smooth it out as best you can.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


We didn’t add honey, but you could definitely drizzle some honey over the top of each slice before serving.



13 thoughts on “GAPS Sunflower Seed Cake – Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free”

  1. can you omit the honey from this recipe entirely (and perhaps replace with stevia) or would it affect the texture too much?

    thanks so much!!

    • Hi Keira, I’ve never tried this recipe differently so I’m not sure what the outcome would be. You could definitely try though, and if you find something that works, let us know! <3

  2. My son is severely allergic to dairy and eggs. My youngest daughter is allergic to soy, sesame seeds, nuts, eggs, peanuts, wheat, corn, and a couple of other things I cannot think of right now. So we are going dairy-free and gluten-free for the entire family. I was so surprised at myself when I turned down free bread from my neighbor. Things are still crazy right now with changes. I have started working parttime after being a stay-at-home mom for 18 years. Also, my son has no serotonin in his system, so we have to give it to him in capsule form 3 times a day.

    • Theresa, thanks for stopping by. I can imagine things are crazy. I hope your family enjoys this recipe, if you do try it. Best wishes to you and your family… With God all things are possible. <3


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