Yellow Cake MEP FREE

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/2004 - 9:43pm
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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)

1 box (3.4oz) Jello 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.

Enjoy

Posted on: Thu, 07/01/2004 - 5:13am
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Can this basic adaptation be done with milk as well?
Have you tried it in cupcake papers? Thanks for posting as I find the yellow FAAN one was not very good. Had a raw sort of taste to it for me. becca

Posted on: Thu, 07/01/2004 - 10:12am
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The only thing I adapted to the original recipe from "Bakin' without eggs" was instead of using the suggested packaged yellow cake mix w/pudding already in it, I used the packaged yellow cake mix without pudding in it and added the package of dry instant pudding! The only reason I did that was because the cake mix with pudding already in it has milk ingredients. (The original recipe never used milk!)
As for baking in cupcake tins, I haven't tried that yet. Not sure if it will stick to the cupcake papers. My DH thinks I'm a lunatic making all of these cakes to see what works, heehee.
I also agree with you on the FAAN recipe, it tasted like raw dough & flour. This one is very tasty. FYI, I did try just buying a boxed cake mix twice using the egg substitutes (using the Energ replacer and then the next time using the oil, water, baking powder mixture) and they both sank in the middle.
Hope you like this recipe.

Posted on: Fri, 07/02/2004 - 9:31am
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Thanks so much for this recipe!! I tried it today and we just ate the cake...it was ABSOLUTELY delicious!!! We added some chocolate frosting and everyone loved it. I think it was even better than cake w/ eggs.

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 6:20am
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I'm so glad you liked it! Like I said, I've been going crazy baking every "yellow" cake recipe I can find without using milk & egg ingredients. This one is so simple to make and very tasty.

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 8:13am
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TomsMom,
Funny, my son's name is Tom as well and he is allergic to eggs, milk, peanuts and tree nut. I found a great cookbook. It is called "What's to Eat?" The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-free Food Allergy Cookbook by Linda Maienhoff Coss. I checked on-line and I was able to find it. I can't remember what site. The publishing company is Plumtree Press PO BOX 1313 Dept B Lake Forest, CA 92609-1313.
Prior to this cookbook (and I have bought them all) every cake I tried was either crumbly or hard as a rock. Every baked good from this cookbook is fantastic - My son loves the cookies. And really it has been so hard to find cookies he likes and I used to feel really bad when he couldn't eat Chocolate Chip cookies when everyone else could.
Also the cakes in the cookbook do work in character pans. And just to be clear - I have no affiliation with the cookbook or the author. I just thought I would pass along the good fortune I have found in it. And I am a little excited my son can enjoy baked goods.
Melinda

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 8:14am
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My son's allergic to eggs, milk, peanuts and tree nut. I found a great cookbook. It is called "What's to Eat?" The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-free Food Allergy Cookbook by Linda Maienhoff Coss. I checked on-line and I was able to find it. I can't remember what site. The publishing company is Plumtree Press PO BOX 1313 Dept B Lake Forest, CA 92609-1313.
Prior to this cookbook (and I have bought them all) every cake I tried was either crumbly or hard as a rock. Every baked good from this cookbook is fantastic - My son loves the cookies. And really it has been so hard to find cookies he likes and I used to feel really bad when he couldn't eat Chocolate Chip cookies when everyone else could.
Also the cakes in the cookbook do work in character pans. And just to be clear - I have no affiliation with the cookbook or the author. I just thought I would pass along the good fortune I have found in it. And I am a little excited my son can enjoy baked goods.
Melinda

Posted on: Sun, 07/04/2004 - 7:29pm
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I also have the "What to Eat" cookbook, but haven't had success with the Vanilla Cake with Crumb Topping or the White Birthday Cake. I did, however, had great success with the Chocolate Layer Cake (and made great cupcakes with it too), but my DS hates the taste of chocolate.
In that cookbook, what cakes have you had success with? I haven't tried the others since I have been looking for a great "yellow" cake!
Karen

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/2004 - 4:56am
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I just made this cake and can't wait to try it tonight. I hope my ds will try it as at this moment he says he doesn't want cake.
I find when I bake something free of his allergens, he usually doesn't even want to try it.
Bailey

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/2004 - 8:27am
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Sounds delicious. Do you have to use Duncan Hines or can you use Betty Crocker? When I called DH to inquire about their baking products, they said they run everything on the same line and don't feel they have to label for it.

Posted on: Tue, 07/13/2004 - 9:04am
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I don't see why you couldn't use Betty Crocker. I just couldn't find a "milk free" yellow cake mix from Betty Crocker. Please note that the original recipe called for a yellow cake mix with pudding included, it did not specify a brand. The only cake mix that worked for us was Duncan Hines because the only allergen listed was wheat.
On a separate note, my 2 y/o DS CAP RAST to milk was over 3,000 (off the charts) and has never reacted to Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. He is VERY sensitive to milk proteins.
I'm happy to see that there is interest in this recipe.
[This message has been edited by Westporter (edited July 14, 2004).]

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