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My baby is turning 1 in a week and I'd like to make her something that at least looks like a birthday cake for her party. I know I won't be able to make her a real cake with all of her restrictions. Does anyone have any idea what I could make that looks like a cake? I thought about doing sweet potato with brown sugar in a cupcake paper, but I don't know what to do for icing. I'm just at a total loss.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I think this will work perfect for you:

http://www.recipezaar.com/301233

Its for banana bread. I make jumbo muffins with it. It makes about 9, bake about 20 -25 minutes. Reduce time for cupcake size. They are good. I posted my comments there so be sure to read it (its the only one). The recipe calls for rice flour but I used sorghum. I used almond milk but you can even use water. You can stir in whatever add-ins you want. I stirred in choc chips and raspberries to make the muffins different. I found that if you let eggless batter (substituting flax) sit about 15 minutes before baking, it rises better but you don't have to. Peanut butter frosting would be good on these. I put pb & jelly on mine.

Tip: freeze your bananas when you get too many that are getting spots then thaw and bake the recipe. It takes 3 bananas. I just squeeze them out of the skin like toothpaste. Mini muffins would be good for her to nibble on too. :P

For frosting, I posted 2 sites on the frosting thread. I think you will be able to find one that will work.

If that doesn't sound like the right thing you can try this:

Breakfast Brownies (more like a granola bar)

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

They have oats but you could adjust the recipe. She lists an alternative flour for each one. They take alot of ingredients but are really good. I thought they tasted like gingerbread and hubby said apple crisp. I used chopped dates. I didn't think the chocolate chips were good on them. They are chewy like bars rather than soft like brownies.

Both recipes are/can be: rice/soy/corn/milk/egg/apple/gluten-free

Need help...let me know ;)


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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You could squeeze maple syrup or honey on top! I do it's yummy B)

What about some kind of purreed fruit ? apricots? with oat flour? or coconut flour? almond flour?


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

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I guess I should've mentioned before that thus far she's reacted to every single grain I've given her. We haven't tried soy flour yet (she had a violent reaction to soy formula anyway) and I don't have any way to get quinoa floua before this weekend. It almost seems as though she reacts poorly to everything we feed her. Any clue what I could sub for the rice flour? Other than that I think I could adapt it for her other allergies.


~Angie~

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I guess I should've mentioned before that thus far she's reacted to every single grain I've given her. We haven't tried soy flour yet (she had a violent reaction to soy formula anyway) and I don't have any way to get quinoa floua before this weekend. It almost seems as though she reacts poorly to everything we feed her. Any clue what I could sub for the rice flour? Other than that I think I could adapt it for her other allergies.

I don't bake much with coconut flour or almond flour but you could try it. Also you might try just the the starches. There is a book out by Ryberg (sp?) that only uses starches in the recipes. Experiment with 1/2 a recipe.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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I guess I should've mentioned before that thus far she's reacted to every single grain I've given her. We haven't tried soy flour yet (she had a violent reaction to soy formula anyway) and I don't have any way to get quinoa floua before this weekend. It almost seems as though she reacts poorly to everything we feed her. Any clue what I could sub for the rice flour? Other than that I think I could adapt it for her other allergies.

Maybe buckwheat? I don't know if you've tried that yet, it's not actually a grain. Or a nut flour or mild bean flour if those are ok things. Does she react to starchs like tapioca or potato?


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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We haven't yet tried tapioca. White potato MAY or may not give her hives. We're not sure. She has so many restrictions and even more uncertainties.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Here is the web site for the frosting:

http://www.allergygrocer.com/id728.html

It has alot of substitution recipes that might help.

There is a carrot cake that doesn't have flour(weird?) but it has 1/2 cup honey you may need to sub and it has 1 1/2 cups apple juice- you could sub Welch's white grape juice. It has raisins.

If you find a recipe you can sub baby food like apricot/pears for the applesauce.

I found this:

http://www.pecanbread.com/recipes.html

http://www.pecanbread.com/recipes/peanutbutterbrownies.html

You may need to sub the honey and do an egg replacement like ener g or flax or baby food or throw it all in. :rolleyes:


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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This might work if you substituted coconut oil for the butter, a bit of flax for the egg yolks, and whipped gelatin for the egg whites.

Creamy Chocolate Flourless Cakes

3 ounces unsweetened Baker


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Also found this

with this note at the bottom:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, and thanks for this great recipe! :) Skipped the eggs, as I'm vegan, and it worked fine - I had a little more baking soda/powder and banana instead (I'd usually use boiled linseed liquid, pretty much like egg white once the seeds are sieved out). A bit too sweet for my taste, though, and after a couple of days it's gone rather excessively moist so next time I'll cut down the sugar to 1 cup. Still, very nice!


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

- Ashleigh Brilliant

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Can she have chocolate as in baking cocoa?

I just altered a recipe I have and tried it. So I will rename it. Its only 1/2 recipe ;)

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

1/4 tapioca flour (same as starch)

1/4 cup potato starch

1/2 T. ground flax

1/4 cup sugar

2 T. baking cocoa

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. xanthan gum

dash salt

Whisk all together in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.

3 T. oil

1/4 cup banana, mashed

1/4 tsp. vanilla

3 T. water

Beat wet ingredients into the dry (I just used a fork). Add goodies like nuts, coconut or chocolate chips. Just a few. ;) Recipe makes 4 cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees about 15-20 minutes or until toothpick is dry.

I thought they turned out good since the ingredients are limited due to allergies. I melted peanut butter and chocolate chips together to spread on top.

Tweak it all you need to. I am not crazy about bananas with the chocolate b/c I like my chocolate all by itself.

You could try all tapioca to see if that works or some arrowroot starch too.

But they LOOK like a cupcake B)


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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One more, from my local group. This is her entire post.

I combined two recipes I found online and came up with these muffins for breakfast today. I always wonder how "off" my palate is, now that I've been eating Gluten-free Casein-free baked goods for a while, but I think these really did taste good. If anyone tries this recipe out, will you please let me know what you think?

Thanks,

Rebecca

Gluten-free Casein-free Blueberry Muffins

3 room-temperature eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp sea salt

2-3 Tb honey

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 Tb coconut milk

2 Tb water

1/2 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 F and line 7 muffin cups with your favorite paper cups (or use a silicone pan). Fill the remaining muffin cups about 1/3 full with water.

In a medium bowl, whisk the room-temperature eggs until well combined. Drizzle in the coconut oil, whisking constantly to combine very well. Add the honey and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

Sift the coconut flour into a separate bowl, then whisk in the baking powder and salt.

In a small glass, combine the coconut milk and water to a liquid with the consistency of cream.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly add the coconut cream water mix 1 Tb at a time, stirring after each, until batter is runny enough to flow off of spoon in a thick stream (it shouldn't fall off in clumps). Stir in the blueberries.

Spoon mixture into paper cups, filling each to just below the rim. Bake at 375 for approx 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Makes 7 muffins.

You could substitute butter or your favorite oil for the coconut oil, and agave nectar for the honey.


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My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

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Hi Angie :D

Little Annika is just beautiful! :) Would this work?

Banana Muffins

1 large mashed banana

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

egg sub equal to 1 egg

2/3 cup potato starch

1 cup tapioca starch (or do all potato)

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. baking soda

2/3 cup milk sub (I'm sure water would work--or a safe juice)

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

Topping

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

preheat oven to 350. Mash banana, add shortening, sugar and egg sub. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, removing all lumps.

Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full or line with paper liners. Sprinkle brown sugar on each muffin.

Bake 15-20 minutes till lightly browned and a toothpick tests clean when insertrd in muffin.

Based on a recipe from The Gluten Free Kitchen by Roben Ryberg.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Ang--I found a frosting recipe in Cooking Free (Carol Fenster) that might work tweaked--

Chocolate Chip Frosting

2 cups gluten-free, dairy free chocolate chips

1/2 cup honey or agave nectar

1/4 cup milk or sub --(I'd just leave it out and use more nut butter if she can tolerate it)

1 tbsp. butter, margarine or nut butter--(I'll bet all nut butter would work fine)

1 tsp. vanilla

Place all ingredients in glass bowl and microwave on medium for 2 minutes, stopping and stirring after 1 minute. If you prefer smooth frosting, process in food processor.

Use immediately or it will begin to harden.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Can she have chocolate as in baking cocoa?

I just altered a recipe I have and tried it. So I will rename it. Its only 1/2 recipe ;)

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

1/4 tapioca flour (same as starch)

1/4 cup potato starch

1/2 T. ground flax

1/4 cup sugar

2 T. baking cocoa

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. xanthan gum

dash salt

Whisk all together in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.

3 T. oil

1/4 cup banana, mashed

1/4 tsp. vanilla

3 T. water

Beat wet ingredients into the dry (I just used a fork). Add goodies like nuts, coconut or chocolate chips. Just a few. ;) Recipe makes 4 cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees about 15-20 minutes or until toothpick is dry.

I thought they turned out good since the ingredients are limited due to allergies. I melted peanut butter and chocolate chips together to spread on top.

Tweak it all you need to. I am not crazy about bananas with the chocolate b/c I like my chocolate all by itself.

You could try all tapioca to see if that works or some arrowroot starch too.

But they LOOK like a cupcake B)

I tweaked the chocolate banana cupcake recipe and this is the new recipe. Really good without the banana.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

1/4 cup tapioca flour (same as starch)

1/4 cup potato starch

1/2 T. ground flax

1/4 cup sugar

3 T. baking cocoa

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. xanthan gum

Whisk together in a mixing bowl. Beat in with a hand mixer the wet ingredients:

2 T. oil

2 T. peanut butter

1/4 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup water

Stir in some chocolate chips if desired or sprinkle on top before baking.

Spoon into 4 cupcake liners. Bake 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Can you tell we want your beautiful baby girl to have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :D


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Can you tell we want your beautiful baby girl to have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :D

We sure do :D


Patti

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My baby is turning 1 in a week and I'd like to make her something that at least looks like a birthday cake for her party. I know I won't be able to make her a real cake with all of her restrictions. Does anyone have any idea what I could make that looks like a cake? I thought about doing sweet potato with brown sugar in a cupcake paper, but I don't know what to do for icing. I'm just at a total loss.

Hi Guhlia,

Here's a recipe for a cake with only 3 ingredients, (Even looks good check out the photo)

Eggs, Sugar and Corn Starch I'm sure some other starch (Potato, Tapioca) might work as well.

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Really Easy gluten-free Cornstarch Sponge Cake

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Hope this is the sort of thing your looking for.

.

Check my website for other recipes.

.

Best Regards,

David


Chronically Ill and lost 56lbs in 3 Months Prior to Diagnosis.

Diagnosed in Nov 2005 after Biopsy and Blood Tests

Cannot tolerate Codex Wheat Starch.

Self Taught Baker.

Bake everything from scratch using naturally gluten-free ingredients.

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You guys are absolutely wonderful! I will spend this week experimenting. Perhaps I will talk to her pediatrician on Tuesday about introducing egg. She wants us to wait on most of the high allergenic foods since she has so many allergies, but I'll see what she says. Either way I have some egg replacer on hand from when I was on the elimination diet while nursing her. Thank you thank you thank you! My little girl WILL have a real cake now!!! :)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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((Angie)) Happy Birthday to Annika!! I'm sorry to hear that she has such food restrictions.

You've gotten some great ideas from the posters here. :) I hope that something works out for you! IMO, I wouldn't try the eggs.


Mom of:

Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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You guys are absolutely wonderful! I will spend this week experimenting. Perhaps I will talk to her pediatrician on Tuesday about introducing egg. She wants us to wait on most of the high allergenic foods since she has so many allergies, but I'll see what she says. Either way I have some egg replacer on hand from when I was on the elimination diet while nursing her. Thank you thank you thank you! My little girl WILL have a real cake now!!! :)

Maybe you could give us a list of what IS ok, and we could work with that.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Thus far the only things we know for absolute sure to be safe are: sweet potato, broccolli, spinach, squash, carrot, green bean, peaches, apricots, pear, pineapple, banana, beef, chicken, turkey... I know, not a very promising list. I'm willing to take some minimal risk for her cake. She has never had a major reaction, just a rash usually if we give her an allergen. It's also possible (but not likely) that she isn't allergic to anything other than milk and is actually allergic to the dog. There are so many foods that we've been terrified to try. I'm sure she's not nearly as limited as we have her now. I'm just super scared to try new foods. She gets SO rashy when we give her something she's intolerant to. She also gets hives with some foods.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Thus far the only things we know for absolute sure to be safe are: sweet potato, broccolli, spinach, squash, carrot, green bean, peaches, apricots, pear, pineapple, banana, beef, chicken, turkey... I know, not a very promising list. I'm willing to take some minimal risk for her cake. She has never had a major reaction, just a rash usually if we give her an allergen. It's also possible (but not likely) that she isn't allergic to anything other than milk and is actually allergic to the dog. There are so many foods that we've been terrified to try. I'm sure she's not nearly as limited as we have her now. I'm just super scared to try new foods. She gets SO rashy when we give her something she's intolerant to. She also gets hives with some foods.

I'm sure there's someone out there who's figured out how to make a cake out of sweet potato and pear puree or something! I'd try the specific carbohydrate or raw food diet recipes, those are bloody ingenious. Didn't somebody say they made a flourless carrot cake?


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Yes, I do the SCD baking. I have made a carrot cake and spice cake that were amazing. I use almond flour (meal). Just made blueberry muffins and a (tastes like the real deal) grain free pound cake to take to a dinner party tonight. I am taking salad and pound cake. She is going to make a gluten-free chicken dish, but just in case I learn it could contain gluten (she knows about cutting boards and teflon even), I can have salad and pound cake for dinner....not bad. ;)


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