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Mango Cake

LavenderRose ·
Mango Cake
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Easy Cupcake Rosettes (Bakery-Style and Allergy-Friendly)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How to Make Allergy-Friendly, Bakery-Style Rosette Cupcakesby Laura Giletti You've made your cupcakes, you've made your frosting, but how can you make them a little prettier than simply spreading the frosting on top with a butter knife?...
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Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
(Resources mentioned in this video are available below.) Get inspired on how to celebrate birthdays despite dietary restrictions! As parents, we want our children to have the very best birthdays, and it is possible to throw wonderful parties...
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How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is day two of KFA's Allergy-Friendly Cake Week! Today's guest blogger is Laura Giletti, one of our Food & Cooking support team leaders. How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake by Laura Giletti Wacky cake is a wonderful thing. It's a very forgiving recipe. It can be made into a wide variety of flavors, and can be tailored to a broad range of allergy restrictions. Another advantage is you can make it into cupcakes, or a layer cake, or fill a...
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Happy Birthday to You! Chocolate Layer Cake (Allergy-Friendly)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today is the 8th "birthday" of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, and we're celebrating with a recipe from food allergy cookbook author, Linda Coss. Happy Birthday to You by Linda Marienhoff Coss  If you've got a young child, you know just...
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Easy Decorations for Allergy-Friendly Cakes

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Amazing Decorations for Cakes posted by Melanie Carver Now that you've baked a safe cake and frosted it, how can you decorate it to impress the birthday child? Even though you may be restricted by food allergies, the possibilities can be...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Welcome to Cake Week! We're starting off with a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, KFA's recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1) "Help! I've never baked a cake before, much less frosted one! What do I do?" First, don't panic! It's not all that difficult and frosting can hide a multitude of sins - LOL! There are lots of ways to bake, frost, and decorate a cake. Not every...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 2)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is the second part of a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, our recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. Be sure to read the first step, which provides tips on how to remove your cake from the pan and cool the cake . Level and Torte Your Cake OK, you have a baked cake! What do you do with it now? The first step is to level your cake if you have not already done that before you turned it out of the pan. If you...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 3)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is the final part of a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, our recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. Be sure to read the first step, which provides tips on how to remove your cake from the pan and cool the cake , and the second step that details how to layer and fill your cake. Crumb Coat Your Cake Crumb coating means to apply a thin layer of thin consistency frosting to the entire surface of the cake to seal in the...
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Rainbow Cupcakes

kverschaeve ·
Rainbow Cupcakes
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Happy Valentine!

MAGDALENA ·
Happy Valentine!
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Re: Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Allergy-Friendly Fresh Summer Fruit Cake

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Need a new idea for summer parties when you want something festive, cool and refreshing? Try this top-8 free, vegan and healthy fruit sculpture "cake."     Some guests may be allergic to certain fruits or have Oral Allergy Syndrome . This...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Vanilla Silk Frosting

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today's guest blogger for KFA's Cake Week is Laura Giletti, a leader in our Food & Cooking support team. Frosting doesn't need to come out of a can. It doesn't need to have contamination concerns, and it can be so very good! Let's start with the ingredients. You can do this by hand but I have to say I am so very lazy that I love to use the mixer for this. Ingredients are simple: powdered sugar (also known as confectioner's sugar), margarine, vanilla and water. Start by...
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

mws ·
Thanks everyone!!! I'm out of orange juice (!), so I'll go with the lemon! Originally Posted by melkorey: I use lemon all the time. It works just fine and doesn't affect the chocolate flavor. I've found that lemon juice seems to make the cake rise the best out of all the acids.
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

mws ·
I've been making Wacky cake for years, and my family loves it....as cakes, cupcakes, etc. I need to make one tomorrow for my dad's birthday, but my mom is allergic to all vinegars! (I usually use cider vinegar in it.) If I use lemon juice (a common substitute for vinegar), will it adversely affect the taste of chocolate wacky cake? Is there something else I can use? Thanks!!
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kathy P ·
You really just need any acid....what about some orange juice?? Orange goes well w/ chocolate, but I don't think it will actually change the taste. I tried to make a chocolate orange one time and used the full cup of OJ and it was only a hint of flavor.
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

melkorey ·
I use lemon all the time. It works just fine and doesn't affect the chocolate flavor. I've found that lemon juice seems to make the cake rise the best out of all the acids.
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

LSK ·
We love Wacky Cake! A note from living at high altitude ... my wacky cake cupcakes were delicious but a bit flat and even sunken, so I dug out my cookbooks to read up on baking at high altitude, and based on that info made the following adjustments to the recipe: 1) reduced the baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon 2) reduced the sugar by a couple tablespoons 3) increased the baking temperature to 375 degrees 4) reduced the baking time a couple minutes (cupcakes I do about 18 min) After making those...
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kathy P ·
Thanks Lynn! I will add that info to the recipe comment section!
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Lynn used the Kathy P Wacky Cake recipe to make this chocolate raspberry heart-shaped cake: She shared that to make the heart shape, she used an 8 inch square pan + 8 inch round pan. Cut round cake in half and put on 2 sides of the square cake. Here is a link to Chocolate Silk Frosting and Vanilla Silk Frosting . There are ways to make these recipes free of the top 8 allergens, so if you have questions, please let us know! (For example, there are soy-free shortenings, and dairy- and soy-free...
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kathy P ·
Yum! Now I want cake!
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

SandyGirl ·
Originally Posted by LSK: We love Wacky Cake! A note from living at high altitude ... my wacky cake cupcakes were delicious but a bit flat and even sunken, so I dug out my cookbooks to read up on baking at high altitude, and based on that info made the following adjustments to the recipe: 1) reduced the baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon 2) reduced the sugar by a couple tablespoons 3) increased the baking temperature to 375 degrees 4) reduced the baking time a couple minutes (cupcakes I do about 18...
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

LSK ·
Originally Posted by SandyGirl: Dear Lynn, Do you use the 1 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend (as suggested above) or just the 1 1/2 cups? I am dealing with high altitude in Albuquerque, NM. How much xanthan gum do you tend to use in your recipes? It's all a delicate balance! I've been dealing with this for the last 15 years due to my son who is allergic to milk, wheat, egg, and nuts. Thanks. Oh gosh - I don't have any experience with gluten-free baking. My guess is to follow the instructions...
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kathy P ·
I would definitely use the 1 3/4 cup of gf flour. Otherwise the batter is way too thin. If your mix does not contain xanthan, then add 1/2 tsp per cup.
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

JHerbrand ·
Originally Posted by Kids With Food Allergies: Lynn used the Kathy P Wacky Cake recipe to make this chocolate raspberry heart-shaped cake: What type of cocoa powder does everyone use? She shared that to make the heart shape, she used an 8 inch square pan + 8 inch round pan. Cut round cake in half and put on 2 sides of the square cake. Here is a link to Chocolate Silk Frosting and Vanilla Silk Frosting . There are ways to make these recipes free of the top 8 allergens, so if you have...
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kathy P ·
Did you have a question about that cake??
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kathy, I'm still updating the styling of the "Quotes", so it may still be hard to see at the moment. The question above is asking, " What type of cocoa powder does everyone use?"
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kathy P ·
Yup, missed it in the text! I know many trusty Hershey's cocoa.
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Soulfighter83 ·
I use Hershey's
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Chance ·
Would this work with rice flour instead of wheat flour?
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

K8sMom2002 ·
Chance! Our SafeEats Recipe Database has instructions for making Kathy P's Wacky Cake gluten free -- it's a very forgiving cake recipe, so hopefully it will work for you. What allergies do you manage?
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Re: How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

K8sMom2002 ·
C'mon over to the food and cooking forum , where lots of great cooks are around who can help you find safe substitute ingredients for all of those "avoids!"
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Allergy-Friendly Cake Week!

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Re: How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1)

Kathy P ·
I do have a heating core, but I've found that allergen friendly cakes don't always bake well in larger sizes. This is especially true of egg free cakes since they lack key structure. If you can get it baked through, the chance of cracking or crumbling while handling it is pretty high. I've found that Wacky Cake doesn't do well in anything bigger than 9x13 - it takes so long for the center to heat up that the single acting leavening just fizzles out. Gluten/wheat free cakes are very difficult...
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Re: How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1)

lyndamac ·
Great post. I have a question about baking larger sheet cakes. Do you use a metal core (I can't remember if that is the "real" name for that, or not) when you bake them? I usually make a half sheet for birtday parties and find it is difficult to get the center done without over cooking the side.
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Re: Happy Birthday to You! Chocolate Layer Cake (Allergy-Friendly)

Roni C ·
Thank you I tryed this yesterday and everyone loved it. The frosting was great .
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Re: Happy Birthday to You! Chocolate Layer Cake (Allergy-Friendly)

Kathy P ·
Glad everyone loved it!
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Allergy-Friendly Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently, cookbook author Colette Martin was a guest speaker for one of our webinars and she gave us a basic 101 class for baking without allergens.  If you missed the video of the class or her blog post answering dozens of baking questions,...
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Birthday Cake Ideas for Kids on Limited Diets Due to Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Cakes for Kids on Restricted Diets by Melanie Carver When a child is first diagnosed with food allergies to ingredients such as milk, egg, and wheat, parents may worry that a birthday cake will be impossible to make.  Although there are...
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Teal Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
  It’s October! The time of year to break out the sweaters, decorate for Halloween, and eat/drink Pumpkin Spice everything! It’s also the time of year to paint a pumpkin teal and prepare non-food treats for trick-or-treaters....
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How to Make a Wacky Witch Cake (Free of Milk, Egg, Soy, and More!)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergy-Friendly Witch Cake by Laura Giletti Use a safe cake recipe such as: Wacky Cake (can be made free of milk, egg, soy, wheat, gluten, nuts, corn) Use a safe chocolate frosting such as: Chocolate Silk Frosting (can be made free of...
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Vanilla Silk Frosting

CEFisher ·
Thanks - great explanation and the photos really help. Have you tried this recipe with butter?
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Vanilla Silk Frosting

Kathy P ·
You can definitely make this w/ real butter. The texture will be a little softer than with the shortening, so hold off on putting all of the liquid in til you see what your consistency is like.
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Vanilla Silk Frosting

shiloq89 ·
Thankyou for the recipe. My son's 5th birthday is tomorrow. I'm making an allergy free cake and needed the frosting to go with it. Yummy. I tried it and it's delicious. I added in total about a quarter cup of water when made with the cisco which made the frosting much smoother more like the stuff he's used to from a can.. we're celebrating at his school tomorrow, which is of course nut free, he and 1 other child are dairy free (well dairy light) and another is gluten free. Oi. Kids. Gotta...
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