Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dairy and Egg Free Cake and Frosting

Because my son has severe egg and dairy allergies I have been on the look out for a frosted cake he can eat. Recently I learned that Duncan Hines had a yellow cake mix that was dairy-free.  I bought it with the firm resolve to try an egg substitute so he could eat it. 

For St. Patrick's Day I a little something and we loved it.  I made 12 cupcakes and a 9x9" cake.  They didn't rise like usual but they were super moist and delicious. Here's what we did:

Duncan Hines yellow cake mix + 1 can of Diet Dr. Pepper (or your soda of choice).
Blend those two bad boys together and put them into a greased pan.
Bake according to the box.

When cool, frost and decorate as desired.

3/4 C Crisco
~2.5 C powdered sugar
~1/2 tsp salt
~1/2 tsp vanilla
~1.5 Tbsp water

Sorry about the approximations! I just eyeballed everything and added more ingredients until I had enough frosting and it was the taste and consistency that I wanted.