Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Butterless, Eggless Spice Cake

Thank you everyone for all the support regarding the discovery of my food allergies. I appreciate it more than you know. I have discovered that it is not that hard to bake without eggs and butter. There are so many substitutes you can use as replacements. Godairyfree.org is a great resource, and I had trouble deciding what recipe to try first. I chose a spice cake recipe and made some cupcakes. The result: lovely dense spice cakes that were not lacking in flavor at all! I followed the recipe exactly, except for using oat flour instead of all purpose flour. I can't wait to try more vegan recipes!!! I also had a lot of fun using my new decorating stencils to add style to my cupcakes. The stencils were my Christmas gift to myself!

Butterless Eggless Spice Cake
link at godairyfree.org
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated shortening (such as Earth Balance)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 8 or 9 inch square cake pan.
In a saucepan over medium high heat combine; the sugar, shortening, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, salt, raisins, and water bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Add the flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes.


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32 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE IT!!!

shelby said...

This sounds SOO GOOD!

♥Reeni said...

I love the stencils! The spice cupcakes look yummy. It's so much healthier to cook without eggs, and especially butter. Your such a trooper!

ttfn300 said...

umm, how weird, i read that post and was just about to say what veggiegirl said... but now i'm at a loss :)

Sharon said...

Great recipe, love it!
And thanks for the link!

Wandering Coyote said...

I've baked with oat flour before and it actually turns out very well because it's low in gluten. I've heard great things about Earth Balance but haven't tried it myself yet. I'm waiting for when it comes on sale!

Jessie said...

amazing! I have made eggless cakes before and I find they are better than cakes that contain eggs! I love the decorations on them too :)

Madison Song said...

the cupcakes are so cute!! =)

Kaitlin said...

These look great. Spice cake is one of my all time faves!

miss v said...

tres cute!

i can't wait for more vegan recipes from you! we talked about egg replacements before - i use ground flax seeds (for a more earthly flavour), or ener-g egg replacers sometimes.

also, i *love* smart balance light (made by the earth balance people). i admit it doesn't melt on toast the way some other faux butters do, but it's really low in calories.

carolinebee said...

Amazing! I knew you'd switch your baking techniques without missing a beat :D

stephchows said...

they look delicious! all this means is you're going to try a ton of new fun recipes :) thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Jenny said...

Looks delicious Megan! I am trying to stay away from baking for a while, but I don't think I'll last long at all!

Krista said...

Your spice cakes look wonderful! Great job!

Laurie said...

Meg, I'm so sorry about your food allergies, but you must be so relieved to know what the problem was!

This spice cake recipe sounds awesome and I love your stencils. Very pretty and healthy too.

DJ Karma said...

Sounds like a great recipe- and so pretty!

Joie de vivre said...

How beautiful! I love the decorations you put on top.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

yum yum~~~~~ love love~~~~ :D

Mary H. said...

Wow, those look great. Thanks for the link...I'll be checking that one out!

eatingbender said...

Wow Meg! Those allergies are too bad, but I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better! I'm excited to see the new recipes you concoct, such as this one :o) It's really key to know that it is possible to make delicious treats without eggs and butter!

Alisa said...

I am glad the recipe worked so well for you and with oat flour no less! I love using oat flour, but it definitely serves up a denser product.

That Girl said...

It's nice that the allergies aren't bringing you down - although I can understand why when you still get to eat things like this!

HangryPants said...

Love all the spices and it seems so light and tasty! Great job once again. :D

Foong said...

Sorry to hear about your allergies but looks like you've found your way around it to make equally delicious food! Well done.
Now, lets get to serious business... can I have one of the cupcakes please???? It it just so tempting..:D

Jessie said...

I love it! :D

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

HoneyB said...

Looks great Meg! I have to keep this one in mind for my vegan friend! :)

Priscilla said...

MM, looks so good! I love the decorations on top!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What delicious looking cupcakes!

Cheers and have a great weekend,

Rosa

Creative One said...

Looks tasty!

Heidi / Savory Tv said...

They are so adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

kellypea said...

Nice job on these! I've been experimenting, too. My oldest son (now grown) has severe allergies, so we always had to take that into consideration when eating anything.

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