We discovered around 17 months of age that Kaylen was allergic to dairy and eggs. It has been quite the adventure since then figuring out what she can and can’t eat. Thankfully, her allergy isn’t life threatening and only requires one dose of Benadryl when she has a reaction. She is more allergic to eggs than milk so I wanted to find a recipe for her birthday that didn’t have eggs so she could enjoy her birthday cake without having to be force-fed Benadryl afterward. I found a few recipes and while Jeff’s parents were here we hoped that they would be able to test drive making the cupcakes with her, but unfortunately Kaylen got sick and we had to cut out some of the planned activities. A few days after they left, I was able to make the cupcakes with her. She really enjoys all the stirring! I think she had fun making the cupcakes with me. She didn’t mind so much this time if I stirred in the same bowl with her so that was good too. It was fun getting to bake with her again and I hope we will be able to bond as mother and daughter in the future with more baking!
The cupcakes turned out pretty well and if no one had told me that eggs were not in, I would not have guess it. They are a little more crumbly than a normal cake – but overall not bad! I would definitely recommend this recipe for someone who is allergic to eggs! This recipe made 12 cupcakes.
1-1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cold water (or ice coffee)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp vinegar
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Use a small brownie-size pan (no greasing required). Mix all the dry ingredients right in pan. Mix all the wet ingredients in separate bowl except the vinegar (important!). Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until all dry ingredients are mixed. Add the vinegar quickly and stir in — immediately put the pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 min. Cool thoroughly.
Optional: after you add the vinegar, you can put some frozen cherries, raspberries or cranberries on top of the batter (or you can mix them in beforehand)