Need a GOOD birthday cake
Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009
Both of my sons have those same allergies with nuts added to the list. If your son can have wheat you can buy the duncan hines box mixes. I know the yellow cake mix only has wheat in it. Of course read ingredients to double check since they can change. I use a product called egg replacer and soy milk is what we drink in our house which is now what I prefer over cow milk any day. Just make the recipe as it says. Hershey's cocoa for baking has an excellent recipe for chocolate icing too. A lot of people think that cocoa contains milk and it doesn't. I just joined this site and I am very excited to know the number of people who share food allergies and issues. It was very hard for me at first, but now it is second nature for me to check everything and I am an avid food label reader. I have dealt with it for 4 years now.
Jodi - posted on 01/28/2009
I never tried it with rice flour, so you might just want to try it and see if it works. You might want to invest in "The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook" by Cybele Pascal. Her son had numerous allergies as well and she came up with lots of great recipes that would work for your daughter. It's still the only way I make pancakes for my son who is allergic to eggs and there are 3 recipes for cakes in the book as well. If I have time, I will try to add the cake recipe I used for my son when he had several more allergies. Good luck!
Gina - posted on 01/27/2009
The sprite replaces everything but the mix. Just a can of diet sprite and the cake mix. I was able to make a 9x13 for my son's birthday recently and as long as you let it cool completely, it should come out of the pan. Everyone loves this recipe.
Jodi - posted on 12/12/2008
"Crazy Chocolate Cake"
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP vinegar
2 cups water
Mix all dry ingredients together. Make wells for oil, vanilla, oil. Pour water over top and mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
(I actually dump everything together, but put the baking soda and vinegar in last. Sometimes I use an electric beater to avoid any little white spots of flour. I do spray some "Pam" in the pan. I prefer to top with cool whip but any frosting would work.)
Using this recipe, I make cupcakes and freeze them. That way, anytime we go to a birthday party I have something for my son to eat. I even keep a bag in the freezer at church for any "unexpected" birthday celebrations. :)
Tansy - posted on 12/08/2008
I use this for my son's birthday cake, no one ever notices that it is dairy or egg free!
Double Chocolate Snack Cake
Ingredients and Directions
1 2/3 c All-purpose flour
1 c Packed light brown sugar OR granulated sugar
1/4 c cocoa powder
1 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Salt
1 c Water
1/3 c Vegetable oil
1 ts Vinegar
3/4 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 c nondairy chocolate chips (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour square pan, 8 x 8 x 2 inches. In small mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
VARIATION: Chocolate Banana Snack Cake: Decrease water to 1/2 cup; stir in 1/2 cup mashed, ripe banana (1 medium banana) before pouring batter into pan.
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