As the mom of a child with a food allergy, we’ve had our share of disappointments like the classroom party where my son is the only one who can’t have the treat. If you have friends or family with a severe allergy, it can be hard to know how to celebrate with them. This Dairy-Free Egg-Free Cake and Cupcakes Recipe is a great one to keep on hand for special events. It makes the allergic child feel so special to be included in the festivities, and there’s no harm in the other kids eating non-dairy, non-egg cake or cupcakes. It’s great for adults, too, if you are hosting a baby shower or need a few cupcakes set aside at a wedding or other event. Add this moist cupcake recipe to your repertoire!
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Be sure and use paper cupcake liners if you’re making cupcakes, since this batter is stickier than typical cake batter. And, if you’re using cake pans, I suggest spraying them and coating with flour to avoid sticking.
The original recipe came from the cookbook Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Kid-Pleasing Recipes & Tips, which is no longer in print.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and flour or cupcake pans with liners.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together the oil, vanilla and water. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until well-blended.
- Add vinegar and stir quickly to thoroughly incorporate into batter.
- Pour batter into prepared cake pans or cupcake tins (makes 24).
- For cake--bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For cupcakes--bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Cool before removing from pans.
As for decorating, be very careful to use allergy-safe frosting or decorations. There are some prepared frostings that many dairy-free kids can eat, or you can search online for a homemade soy version. Colored sugar is a safer bet than sprinkles, or you could sprinkle a little confectioner’s sugar on top.
If you’re a dairy-free egg-free mom, we’d love to hear other suggestions for decorations in the comments below!
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