Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A happy Valentine's Day thanks to Ener-G

This weekend I wanted to make cupcakes for the boys for Valentine's Day and I didn't have a box of my favorite cake mix from Cherrybrook Kitchen. I also had a bunch of errands to run and didn't have the energy to make an extra stop to pick up a new box.

So, I decided it was time to experiment with a regular cake mix and the Ener-G egg replacer. I picked up a box of mix at Target and headed home.  I think it was Betty Crocker, but I'm not 100% sure. I did look at the ingredients and it said it might contain milk in it. I had no idea how the cake would turn out without real eggs, but I was game to see what would happen.  Great news!  The cupcakes turned out great. They rose up like you would expect and tasted good.

I was online trying to see what other people's experiences are with "regular" cake mixes and found this posting about Duncan Hines mixes that do NOT have dairy in them. So, next time I'll give that mix a try.

I am SO relieved to have other options for making treats for the kids. By they way, here's a tip fo other moms out there: When you make a batch of cupcakes,  keep a couple unfrosted cupcakes aside and throw them in the freezer ... this way you have one to grab the next time your allergy kid is invited to a birthday party.

P.S. Little Guy's school Valentine's Day party was interesting ... had to bring bread and popcorn for the party for him.  Ugh.


Speedbump Kitchen said...

My daughter's school has let us keep a tupperware container of safe cupcakes in the school freezer. This has been such a blessing not to worry about those surprise parties and having her sit on the sidelines. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is a great book for baking from scratch, but Cherrybrook is great in a pinch. BTW, I love your margarine of choice (FUM).

Anonymous said...

I have a fantastic cupcake recipe you would love. Dairy and egg and totaly nut free. I have one for white and one for chocolate. The best ever!