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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

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

Melanie Carver ·
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 ·
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

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

Chance ·
Wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, milk, casein, and egg. That's all I can think of right now but I think there are more. Just passed soy challenge!!!!
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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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Jen ·
What was the occasion?
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K8sMom2002 ·
Yummy! Love the way this turned out! What kind of tip did you use for the frosting?
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Soulfighter83 ·
No special occasion, just was super sad none of the premix stuff was working so played with my fave recipe Wacky Cake No tip, just a cut ziplock baggie
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Soulfighter83 ·
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Re: Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens

Kathy P ·
Hi Elisa - Yes, members have tried many different flour combinations over the years. Some have been added in the substitutions section of the recipe in Safe Eats® . My experience with quinoa flour is that it can be kind of a strong flavor. Against the deep chocolate flavor, it's probably OK, but may stand out more with "lighter" flavors.
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Re: Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens

Elisa Z ·
Hello! Can't wait to try this cake with my little one. Wondering if other gluten-free flour options would work. Has anyone tried this cake with millet or quinoa flour? Also, I know tree nuts are in the top 9 food allergens, but we will be trialing almonds soon. Do you think almond flour would work?
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Re: Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens

Elisa Z ·
Thanks for the tips, Kathy!
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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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Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wacky Cake is an easy recipe to use to make various cakes and cupcakes. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour* 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)** 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar (do not omit) 5 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup water Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Do not beat.
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