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Best Dairy Free Cake?
« on: October 01, 2010, 12:56:41 pm »
Need to make a dairy free cake for dd's birthday so looking for some recommendations.
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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 01:19:51 pm »
Hi Zan, here's a link to some of my dairy-free cakes - the pecan one is one of our favourites:
http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/cakes

Our kids also love Cyndi O'Meara's chocolate cake - it has macadamia oil instead of butter, and I use rice-almond milk in it - it's lovely and moist.   :)
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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 04:29:15 am »
Thanks Jo.

Well this is seeming harder than I thought it would be, lol.
Main issue being I'm allergic to coconut and most dairy free recipes seem to have coconut in them.
Unfortunately I hate pecans (and being peanut allergic I avoid a lot of nuts anyway).
So options.
The gf chocolate banana cake looks lovely and I could make the rice-almond milk. (would it work with the same of normal flour? though I have some gf flour that was given to me that I need to use up anyway but for future reference).

Has anyone made the basic sponge cake in the EDC that is dairy free? Might give that a go and see what it's like.

Icing - I always make butter icing, lol, so anyone know of a dairy (and coconut) free icing? Won't be a kids bday cake without icing.

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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 04:47:23 am »
I would probably choose either the gf banana-choc cake (you can use other flour than gf, and you can make plain rice milk instead of rice-almond if you can't have nuts); or the Cyndi O cake - if you want the recipe let me know.

For a yummy df icing, I sometimes just make the nutella recipe (my nearly df version - if you can use ghee?) and spread that on while hot - or you can just make one that's kind of a thin glaze, with icing sugar (can make your own in tmx), cocoa and rice milk - drizzle it on hot, and it will soak in a bit.
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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 01:51:02 pm »
My consultant told me that the basic sponge recipe didn't work and not to try it.  Apparently they are revising it.

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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 09:57:01 pm »
Regarding icing, melted chocolate spread over the top and left to set makes a very easy and special icing.  Or carob if you can't eat chocolate, although that isn't quite so tasty.

I often ice buns (cupcakes) this way, it's the family's favourite icing.
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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 11:03:32 pm »
Thanks ladies. Will give the banana choc one a go then Jo.

Yep looked at the thread re the sponge so gave up on that idea. Tried a diff recipe I found but wasn't happy with the result.

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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 10:02:32 am »
probably not for a birthday cake but this is yummy (totally different to a normal orange or lemon cake though) http://brazen20au.blogspot.com/2008/07/whole-orange-cake-thermomix-style.html

i also think this cake would be simple to make dairy free because you melt the butter - but i've been meaning to trial it and haven't yet. i make this one as vanilla / butter cake, chocolate cake and banana cake as well as apple teacake :D i love this recipe! http://brazen20au.blogspot.com/2009/07/apple-tea-cake-gf-tmx.html http://brazen20au.blogspot.com/2009/07/gluten-free-chocolate-cake-tmx.html
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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 12:51:34 pm »
Cashew nut cream for the icing?  There are recipes for it in the vegan section - I added a chocolate version I made to that thread too.  It was really tasty.

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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 11:21:28 am »
ooh I like that orange cake - not sure if she'll go for it for her bday cake but will make it sometime for me.

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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2010, 10:54:03 am »
Jo, made your choc banana cake today and it was lovely (I could have eaten the whole bowl of the mix, lol). And was astounded by how easy and cheap it is to make rice-almond milk!
Thanks so much for the recipe.

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Re: Best Dairy Free Cake?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2010, 11:12:12 am »
You're welcome - glad you liked it!  ;D  Yes, home-made rice milk is so much cheaper and nicer than the bought stuff!!!  :P
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