the best cake?


What's the best cake recipe you have for PN/TNA, EA and dairy free? My DD wants a pink cake shaped like a big bear for her 3rd birthday in 2 weeks. Not a teddy bear either!! This will take some creativity!

Thanks, Kara

On Feb 26, 2007

This is from a post I had below:

WESTPORTER posted the recipe--I found it when I did a search---IT WORKED!!!! YUMMY! After many months of trying & failing with baking yellow cakes, I finally found one that is great and super easy. I have tried all of the FAAN cakes, including the hints of adding extra applesauce and dry pudding mix, but they still came out too crumbly. Anyway, this one below I've adapted from "Bakin without eggs" because my DS is very allergic to milk (and eggs, peanuts.

1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow cake (this only contains wheat)--I don't use Duncan Hines because I don't trust them

1 box (3.4oz) Instant Pudding Mix, French Vanilla or Vanilla Flavor (without the pudding mix, the cake will be too crumbly)

1.5 cups ginger ale (can be room temp or cold)

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon baking powder

6 tablespoons flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either round pans or 13 x 9 pan. I use Pam spray. You MUST also line the pans with Parchment paper, because it will stick! I also spray the parchment paper lightly with Pam too(a tip from Martha Stewart). I did try making this cake in a bundt pan, but it stuck a little. So, it may stick in the character shaped pans too (bummer).

2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. With a handheld mixer, beat for 3 minutes until creamy.

3. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely before serving.


My quest for a great peanut-, egg-free vanilla cake might finally be over. The above cake is very good. I used Betty Crocker Yellow cake mix and a package of vanilla pudding mix, but followed the rest of the recipe. I made cupcakes with the paper liners--no problem. I greased and floured the cake pan, but I didn't use parchment paper--no problem (plain round one---I am going to try a character pan this weekend) and the cake came out great without stickiness.

On Feb 26, 2007

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this recipe! (Neither can my "deprived" non allergic DS!)

On Aug 6, 2007

I tried this cake and it tastes wonderful but I have a question.

Mine fell in the middle. What did I do wrong. I did not have a problem with sticking. I tried Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker mixes both of them fell.

Thanks for any help.