Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yummy Chocolate Cake (Dairy and Egg Free)

My youngest has food allergies and when it comes time for birthdays I feel so bad for her. Well I did until we found this recipe which I have had for awhile but got it just right enough to share.  All the girls have approved as well as the hubs.

3 Cups flour ( I use 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour)
1 1/2 Cups brown sugar
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons salt
2 Cups water
1/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix all dry ingredients then add the wet and mix until smooth.  Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes in a Large Muffin  or 18 for a small muffin pan if making cupcakes and if you are making a cake be sure to check it around 20 minutes.  The key is to not over bake them otherwise they are too dry and these should be very moist. 

I received this recipe from a friend and tweaked it just a little and now my little one can enjoy cake too.  

For dairy free frosting: I use a couple of Tablespoons of Smart Balance Light ( the light doesn't have whey but the other one does ) and powdered sugar.  I don't measure but it was probably like a 1/2 of cup or so of sugar.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Think I Am In Love

I was just smitten but now I am in love:
I hate cooking rice on the stove top - it never comes out right.  Not done or too done, even with a heat deflector.  So I bought this and rice is perfect - every time.  I was smitten when I did white rice but I fell in love when I cooked brown rice.  So easy, and easy to clean with no spill over or mess on the counter.  Fantastic find. Want to check it out, go here.