Monday, March 12, 2007

Food Allergy Tip

Food Allergy Tip
Your child can enjoy birthday cake too. My son’s allergy happens to be eggs so this is tapered to fit his needs. Make a batch of egg free cupcakes. Freeze them, unfrosted, individually on a cookie sheet. Once cupcakes are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or freezer safe container. The night before a birthday party or other celebration, take out one cupcake and frost to your child’s liking. Pack the cupcake in a plastic container (hint: if you put the cupcake on the lid and close the bowl over the top, you will have a pretty stable carrier for your cupcake), and take to the party.

Egg Free Cupcakes
1 Box Cake Mix
1 120z can soda
Mix well with spoon – mixture will be slightly lumpy. Bake according to package directions.

Please note: I am not really a lazy baker. I have tried all sorts of egg substitutes and scratch cakes, but all of the cakes sunk in the middle. This is the only thing that does not sink. It is adapted from a Weight Watchers standby - cakemix and diet soda - 3 points, 12 servings.


Eva said...

Acadia's birthday cake is in the oven right now, but I don't have to worry about making it egg-free. I am trying to make it using this idea, with M&Ms.

We plan to meet up with you tomorrow for the play time at the rec center.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found something that works!

It must be a real challenge to work around allergies. My hat is off to you, my dear. xoxo

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Just curious, do you know what it is about the soda that makes it work??