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Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy-Free WHITE Cake needed.

post #1 of 26
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PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP!!!

 

I know I posted something similar awhile back, but at that time I needed an allergy-friendly chocolate cake.  While my friend claimed it was the best chocolate cake she has ever had, I wasn't totally happy with it as it was a little too crumbly to ice and stack nicely.  Now another mutual friend with the same allergies is having a birthday - and doesn't like chocolate.  SO, I need a new recipe.  I have tried Gluten-free mixes and egg-replacer...but was not happy with the heavy, lumpy looking "biscuits" that I pulled out of the cake pans.  It looks terrible and I am not sure if I even want to taste it! 

 

HELP!  I need to have this cake done in the next 12 hours.  I don't have time for any more flops, so please only reply if you have a proven recipe (trust me, I have done a lot of internet searching already myself).  Links for products I can order or cookbooks I can buy won't help with this short time line either.  (And I have already tried some recipes from allergy-friendly books in my public library.)  To complicate matters, I live in a rural area and don't have ready access to many unusual ingredients.

post #2 of 26
As much as I wish I had a recipe for you, I'm boggled as to why you would accept making a cake without a recipe you're comfortable with.

Good luck.
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by NJsugarmama View Post

As much as I wish I had a recipe for you, I'm boggled as to why you would accept making a cake without a recipe you're comfortable with.

Good luck.

She has a friend who is having a birthday I can only assume that she wants to make her a cake. ..it sounds like she just wants to make a cake for her friend.
post #4 of 26
Op you might want to personal message jason_kraft his bakery does gluten free recipes.
post #5 of 26
Yeah...but seriously. Rural setting, no recipe, allergies galore...last minute.

I hope she finds something:(. I know that feeling of working on something last minute.
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestion kazita, but Jason Kraft has given very general suggestions - he did respond to my inquiry last time, but as far as recipes go they are "proprietary". If his cookbook is ready to sell, it still won't help me now...

post #7 of 26
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For those who are wondering...I am trying to be a good friend in making this cake, which is why I agreed.  :)  I can't imagine having to live with such a restricted diet - I enjoy food WAY too much!!!  Yes it is a little last-minute, but gluten-free cakes do not seem to have as long of a shelf-life as regular cakes, so I didn't want to bake it last week and I had other comittments the past few days.

post #8 of 26
Have you tried searching the recipes here?
post #9 of 26
The best EF/GF/DF cake recipes use tofu or ground flaxseed, egg replacer (potato starch) doesn't work well for cakes (especially vanilla cakes).

Here is a recipe using flaxseed that should work:
http://www.livingwithout.com/issues/4_7/gluten_free_happy_birthday_cakes-1963-1.html

Cherrybrook Kitchen also makes a passable gluten/egg/dairy-free cake mix, it's probably too late now but it's something to keep in mind for the future.
post #10 of 26

ha! My friend wouldnt be getting a cake lol

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24 years old, Mom to no one and damn proud of it lol. 
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post #11 of 26

I went through all my recipes and couldn't find anything I thought would work for you.  Cooking GF is difficult but take away the eggs and milk on top of that ..wow.  Without the eggs, you will not get much of a rise on any cake you make and it will be very crumbly...without the butter or milk, the taste will be a bit bland as well.  I am not saying this cannot be done....I'm sure it can but I don't think it will measure up to your standards of what a cake should look like.  You are also right about the GF baked goods having a short shelf life...they absolutely do and into hockey pucks in a couple days.  I will keep looking for a recipe and if I find something I will post it.  I am attaching a link to some "egg substitutes" ... ie flax or banana etc.

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/185280972141536754/

post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

The best EF/GF/DF cake recipes use tofu or ground flaxseed, egg replacer (potato starch) doesn't work well for cakes (especially vanilla cakes).

Here is a recipe using flaxseed that should work:
http://www.livingwithout.com/issues/4_7/gluten_free_happy_birthday_cakes-1963-1.html

Cherrybrook Kitchen also makes a passable gluten/egg/dairy-free cake mix, it's probably too late now but it's something to keep in mind for the future.

THANK-YOU for the recipe, Jason Kraft!  I will have to substitute coconut oil for the palm oil shortening, and use a different G-F flour mix, but I am still hopeful this might work.  I was leery of the flax making the white cake look wierd...but I am so desperate I don't care anymore!!!  As long as it looks good, tastes good and doesn't fall apart!  I will report back to CC'ers as to how it turned out.  :)

post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lovelyladylibra View Post

ha! My friend wouldnt be getting a cake lol

Lmao...icon_wink.gif
post #14 of 26
I knew Jason couldn't resist posting a recipe. Good job Jason icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 26

I think this friend would be getting a birthday pie, rather than a cake. icon_biggrin.gif

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