Yellow cake

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 1/2 cups GF flour
    • 1.5 cups sugar & 1tsp stevia
    • 2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt

    • 100 ml applesauce
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil)
    • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 1.7 cups cold water

  • Instructions:
    1. Heat oven to 350 F.
    2. Line the bottom of the cake pan(s) with parchment paper.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until combined.
    4. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
    5. Pour the wet mix over the dry mix and combine thoroughly.
    6. Pour the batter into the lined cake pan(s).
    7. Bake for 45 minutes for a 9x13, 35-40 minutes for rounds, or 25 minutes for cupcakes--or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool somewhat.
    9. Run a knife between the outer edge of the cake and the pan. Turn upside down to remove cake from pan. Remove the parchment paper and allow to cool completely before sculpting or frosting.


Inadvertent food challenge

DS1 and mom had just gotten home from a dinner with classmates.  They left early because he was throwing up.  Lots.  A few hives, runny nose, and more throwing up.  It was a weekly dinner and we had packed him a lunch, like we always do.  We thought it was because he drank from DS2's reusable water bottle, which he may have cross-contaminated with something.
Turns out it was the fusilli in the lunch we packed him had "pasteurized egg whites" as an additive at the bottom of the ingredients.  Oops.
Thank goodness he'd only eaten four pieces of that fusilli by the time he noticed something wasn't right.  Imagine.
At least we know he's not so reactive as to get sick from the unlikely cross-contamination of a shared water bottle.