Thursday, March 19, 2015

Allergy-Friendly Birthday Cake

There is nothing worse than seeing a kid at a birthday party who can't eat the cake. That is SAD. And it's the reality for many kids who have peanut or dairy allergies.

I really hate baking, but I found a cake recipe that's SUPER easy, and it contains no eggs or milk! Most bakery cakes may contain traces of peanuts, but obviously you can control that as well in your own kitchen.


This allergy-friendly cake recipe has no dairy, eggs, or peanuts - and it's REALLY easy. You only need one bowl. Make sure ALL the kids at your party can eat the cake!


I found this recipe for Crazy Cake on the wonderful blog Sweet Little Bluebird

It calls for water instead of milk, but I substituted Silk's new Original Cashew Beverage. It's so delicious and creamy, it made the cake very moist without adding any dairy.

If you have kids at your party with more general nut allergies, you could also use Silk's soy milk.


This allergy-friendly cake recipe has no dairy, eggs, or peanuts - and it's REALLY easy. You only need one bowl. Make sure ALL the kids at your party can eat the cake!


This recipe is so easy, I enlisted my kids as helpers. It went completely smoothly. HA HA HA just kidding, be prepared for mess.




Just like watching the Food Network, right? So professional!

Be sure that your frosting is dairy- and peanut-free as well - check the label or make your own to be safe.

The kids thought that this allergy-friendly cake tasted just as good as the ones that are full of milk and eggs! My husband said it is the best cake I have ever made (they usually come out of boxes). This is great, because it only involved a tiny bit more effort than using a mix.


This allergy-friendly cake recipe has no dairy, eggs, or peanuts - and it's REALLY easy. You only need one bowl. Make sure ALL the kids at your party can eat the cake!



Here are the specifics for those with kids who have allergies: Silk Original Creamy Cashew beverage is free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg, MSG and artificial colours or flavours. AND it has just as much calcium as dairy milk! You can find other recipe ideas on the Silk website


 This allergy-friendly cake recipe has no dairy, eggs, or peanuts - and it's REALLY easy. You only need one bowl. Make sure ALL the kids at your party can eat the cake!



Even if your own kids don't have allergies, remember to ask the parents of kids who are attending your party! I'm the jerk who always forgets to do this, and I've had quivering lips at my parties. You do not want that. 


ALLERGY-FRIENDLY BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Silk Original Creamy Cashew beverage

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Make three holes in the dry mixture. Pour the vinegar in one hole, the vanilla in the second, and the vegetable oil in the third. 
  4. Pour the Silk Cashew beverage over everything
  5. Mix
  6. Bake in an 8" square pan for 35 minutes


This allergy-friendly cake recipe has no dairy, eggs, or peanuts - and it's REALLY easy. You only need one bowl. Make sure ALL the kids at your party can eat the cake!



Do you have kids or kids' friends with allergies? How do you modify parties for them?



Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk for their new Original Creamy Cashew beverage. I ate half of this cake by myself.


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