A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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Egg-free white velvet cake
Saturday, 19 Feb, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Egg-free white velvet cake

This might be a case where the egg-free version is better than the original – it got rave reviews from Rita, too.
For some reason, I decided to give a new recipe a try even though …

Pineapple cake filling
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Pineapple cake filling

Sometimes, it’s not that hard to spend a few extra minutes to get rid of some dye and high-fructose corn syrup.
Such is the case with this cake filling recipe. You could easily open a can …

Egg-free sour cream coffee cake
Sunday, 27 Dec, 2009 – 12:08 | Comments Off
Egg-free sour cream coffee cake

Sour cream is a magic potion when it comes to egg-free baking. It has the fat needed to replace part of the missing egg, plus the “sour” part seems to help leavening as well.
That’s why …

Egg-free carrot cake
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 15:33 | 2 Comments
Egg-free carrot cake

Pardon me for the mistake in the headline – most people do not spell “pumpkin” c-a-r-r-o-t. We do in this house, though, especially when Mom’s craving carrot cake and she needs a way to convince …

Egg-free strawberry cake from a mix
Sunday, 3 May, 2009 – 21:09 | Comments Off
Egg-free strawberry cake from a mix

For some reason, the guys have been clamoring for strawberry cake for about the past month.
They’d never had strawberry cake before in their lives, but I guess the assumption was, we love strawberries and we …

Egg-free chocolate fudge layer cake
Sunday, 1 Mar, 2009 – 11:19 | 3 Comments
Egg-free chocolate fudge layer cake

This is another fine mess Madhuram at egglesscooking.com has gotten me into.
Here I was, rolling along in my little egg-replacer rut when she throw a curve at me:  This month’s egg-free baking challenge is using …

Egg-free devil’s food cake a little slice of heaven
Saturday, 7 Feb, 2009 – 11:47 | One Comment
Egg-free devil’s food cake a little slice of heaven

Pssst … Did you hear the one about the egg-free cake with all the height, structure and texture of the original? It’s no longer just an urban legend.
I wouldn’t have believed it either had I …

Egg-free yogurt cake
Friday, 30 Jan, 2009 – 1:25 | Comments Off
Egg-free yogurt cake

Once in a while, I run into a recipe that I keep around strictly for practical purposes. Such is the case with this one.
Aside from the stock reason – that it’s a great frosting-delivery platform …

Egg-free hot milk pound cake
Friday, 16 Jan, 2009 – 13:02 | 2 Comments
Egg-free hot milk pound cake

I shall never bake again.
Late last night, I said that as the guys caterwauled around me while I peering into the oven and staring at a cake showing every sign of falling faster than my …

Egg-free butter cake
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2009 – 11:17 | 2 Comments
Egg-free butter cake

Betty Crocker’s Bonnie Butter cake was my stand-by in the pre- egg-free baking days. It’s moist, nearly infallible and you don’t have to mess with separating eggs.
Back then, I didn’t even use cake flour because …

Kids and Allergies: Egg-free pumpkin streusel pound cake
Friday, 7 Nov, 2008 – 1:16 | Comments Off
Kids and Allergies: Egg-free pumpkin streusel pound cake

Credit tonight’s recipe to Big Guy’s last-minute switcharoo.
Yesterday, he wanted banana cake — I let the guys take turns picking treats. I planned accordingly, dutifully removing the overripe offerings from the freezer to thaw.
This evening, …

Kids and Allergies: Egg-free banana pound cake
Thursday, 21 Aug, 2008 – 5:13 | Comments Off

I’m not sure where the original recipe came from. It’s on an index card in my mom’s writing, but she doesn’t remember ever making it.
I make it a lot, especially since Little Guy loves bananas, …

Egg-free lemon pound cake — at last!
Monday, 16 Jun, 2008 – 17:45 | Comments Off

The guys have been lemon-cake crazed since they had it at a birthday party a couple of months ago. I have been pound-cake obsessed since Big Guy’s egg allergy was diagnosed five years ago. Love …