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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baking a Wacky Cake With Gabbi

I talked so much about Wacky Cake this week that I decided to make it. Gabbi loves it. She can only have certain cake because it has to be 100% milk free. She has the milk allergy as most know. Since she is 3 I have considered letting her try more things, however recently I gave her something and she seemed to get some discomfort. No puking but a couple of dry heaves and a bad nights sleep. I decided to hold off on it for awhile longer yet. In the meantime Gabbi can enjoy this cake that has NO milk, butter etc. Just by coincidence it has no eggs either. It was introduced during the Depression era when milk and eggs were scarce. They figured out a way to still have cake. The secret? Vinegar. That is right. Vinegar in a cake. It combines with the baking soda and there you have it. A perfect chocolate cake that my little girl can enjoy. I make a homemade frosting to go with it that you can find on this blog. If you look through the tags for my blog on the right hand side, scroll down a bit and look through the list for the word "frosting" you will find my recipe. It is PERFECT and a huge hit around this house.

Gabbi and I had a ton of fun tonight. It's just an 8x8 cake. Neither she nor I need a huge cake around this house so I make a small one. For that recipe I'll just post this link:

There are plenty of different recipes online. This is the one I like. Snickerdoodles (the cookie) are milk free too. Gabbi can have those. I love finding treats I can make for her. People are surprised at how moist and delicious this cake is. I prefer it over a box mix any day of the week and over any other homemade chocolate cake I've ever made. It's delicious. Here are pics of us tearing up the kitchen making the cake. It was the very first time Gabbi actually got to help me make it!!! She did a great job. :)

For those who do or do not notice, yes I have a beta fish who lives on my counter. I love him and he's been with us for a couple of years. This guy has had a long life for a fish I think. I keep meaning to check the lifespan for those fish. His tank needs a cleaning. I had a couple snails in there keeping it clean but they died. They do a GREAT job at cleaning that tank. I need to get a couple more.


Tim said...

SO great to hear from you Sandi! I know its been forever since I have been blogging. These pics are too cute of her. Looks like she had a ton of fun!

Love and Prayers,


joy said...

It's good to know that there's a cake that Gabbi can enjoy!

Sandee said...

She sure is getting big. Wow and such a cutie pie too.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Mommy's Bright Bundles said...

Aww..your daughter is so adorable.

Petula said...

It must be a challenge finding things your little sweetie can enjoy. That cake sounds fabulous.

My son has a Beta as well and his tank is currently disgusting. I didn't know that snails clean the tank or that you can put them in with a Beta. Good to know. I think we'll be getting some snails. :-)

Sandi said...

Yes Petula, the snails eat the algae, and gross stuff on the bottom of the tank. They eat it like crazy and keep the tank clean. It's wonderful. They lived for quite awhile but I do need to buy a couple more now.

artificial grass said...

I'm planning on making my daughters birthday cake this year and I wanted to make half chocolate and half vanilla however, being from Maryland we are huge fans of the dense chocolate wacky cake and I'm looking for a white or vanilla cake that can hold up to the moist denseness of the chocolate cake.