I'm excited to share with you one of the first things I ever made that was both Gluten and Dairy Free.
About 4 weeks after learning of all the changes we needed to make for my husband's diet, it was going to be his birthday. I was extremely worried that I wasn't going to be able to make him anything edible for him to enjoy on his special day.
I spent weeks online trying to figure out HOW I was going to manage the most simplest thing...a birthday cake. (Remember I was still really new at this).
I started on Amazon and typed in gluten and dairy free white cake.
Then I proceeded to buy 6 Bob's Red Mill Vanilla cake mixes.
Then I spent several days looking online for a simple frosting that I could make.
Many of the recipes included crazy ingredients I hadn't yet acquired.
I wanted a simple recipe. Everything was too much to handle already. I needed a simple frosting recipe to make for my husband. So I made one up.
Believe me, I gave myself a huge pat on the back for this one. I stored the cake in the fridge and I loved the cool, refreshing, delicious cake.
C. Non-dairy Butter (Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread)
C. Lemon Juice
Beat non-dairy butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add powdered sugar alternately with Lemon juice beating well after each addition. Add 1 tbs. orange peel zest and beat until nice and fluffy. Frost cake. Add last tablespoon of orange peel zest to top of cake. Enjoy!
And since I wasn't planning at the time to blog about this cake I don't have any fancy pictures. But here are some from his special day. And where as I stressed and spent weeks planning his birthday cake...I spent 0 time thinking about his birthday candles.
He's pretending to blow these "candles" out. I just added some in post editing.
Thanks for joining me in my first What's for Dinner Wednesdays?
Okay, I know this isn't dinner...but you get the idea.