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I am vegetarian and recently had to give up dairy for my 5 month old as she seems to be allergic. I would like to bake a cake but I don't have anything I can use for frosting. I would like a cake recipe that either doesn't need frosting, or that uses a a frosting that is just basic sugar and water. Does anyone know of such a thing? I do have crisco for the cake, but I don't like it for frosting.

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Last updated: Apr. 6, 2013 1:00 pm
Posted: Apr. 2, 2013 10:33 am
Commented by: Lilcat
Apr. 2, 2013 10:39 am
Mix fruit juice and powdered sugar and pour over the cake.
Apr. 2, 2013 10:48 am
yeah, I was planning on doing water and sugar, don't think the juice I have would work (it's green, tastes good though). I just need a cake to do it with. All my regular recipes use buttercream or cream cheese.
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Pudding Icing

Submitted by: Nanci Bushner 
Thick pudding like chocolate frosting. 
Recommended by: Linda (LMT)
Apr. 2, 2013 10:40 am
not sure if you can do butter. if you can't maybe you use a butter substitute. ??
Apr. 2, 2013 10:44 am
that is the problem, I don't have any butter sub and I can't go shopping for a few days. I am also out of cornstarch (my 3yo dumped it out).
Apr. 2, 2013 10:44 am
it looks really good though, defiantly try it later...
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Seven Minute Frosting I

Submitted by: Karen Davenport 
This is an old family favorite because it is not as sweet tasting as other frostings and is very fluffy. 
Recommended by: Marie C.
Apr. 2, 2013 10:46 am
Some vegetarians will you eat egg you? If so this would work for you.
Apr. 2, 2013 10:49 am
yeah, I was ovo-laco (I ate eggs and milk products) but now with my daughter's allergy I can't eat dairy. What is your favorite cake to go with this?
Apr. 2, 2013 10:50 am
I like this with a white or yellow cake.
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Caramel Icing

Submitted by: BumbleBee 
A sweet, simple frosting with a caramel flavor, this has only four ingredients and is finished in just a few minutes. 
Recommended by: Marie C.
Apr. 2, 2013 10:52 am
You could do any flavor extracts you like with this one.
Apr. 2, 2013 10:52 am
Sorry, WRONG recipe!
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Six Flavor Glaze

Submitted by: PJ Coward 
This is a FLAVORFUL simple sugar glaze. Good for rich pound cakes. 
Recommended by: Marie C.
Apr. 2, 2013 10:53 am
This is what I meant to post.
Apr. 2, 2013 11:07 am
what cake do you like this on? I really need a cake recipe. I also don't have all those extracts. I only have vanilla, orange, and almond. It sounds good though.
Commented by: Marie C.
Apr. 2, 2013 11:02 am
The frosting from this cake is wonderful and fool proof. The hot syrup cooks the egg whites.
Apr. 2, 2013 11:08 am
is the cake good too? I need a cake recipe. something that works with a glaze icing or that needs no icing.
Apr. 2, 2013 11:11 am
n/m I don't have most of the ingredients (coconut, corn starch, not sure if I have six eggs...)
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Crazy Cake

Submitted by: Amy Parsons 
This cake was popular during the depression, and does not have eggs in it. 
Recommended by: Marie C.
Apr. 2, 2013 11:15 am
You can make a cake like this and simply dust the top with powdered sugar.
Apr. 2, 2013 12:27 pm
oh that one sounds so good. thanks :)
Apr. 2, 2013 12:29 pm
I also love the name and the dump cake style. :D
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Romanian Apple Cake

Submitted by: RAVRAM 
This is a wonderfully simple, yet delicious cake! It is so moist and fresh, it will surely be a favorite with your family, just like it is with mine! The main length of the preparation time is cutting and peeling the apples. A mixture of apples works great, although I usually use Golden Delicious. 
Recommended by: Lindsay
Apr. 2, 2013 12:14 pm
I've been wanting to try this. Looks like it might work.
Apr. 2, 2013 12:33 pm
That sounds good too. My kids just ate the last of the apples though. But I will keep it for after the shopping trip. Thanks.
Apr. 2, 2013 1:24 pm
I make this one all the time, it's great!
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Wacky Cake VIII

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This cake is make without milk or eggs and is moist, dark and delicious. A brain child of the depression era when ingenious cooks developed a cake that could be made without expensive and scarce ingredients. 
Recommended by: Elle
Apr. 2, 2013 1:54 pm
My favorite no-dairy, no-egg cake. Very similar to the Crazy Cake above. For a white cake, omit the cocoa.
Apr. 5, 2013 1:07 pm
Thanks. I can still eat egg. Just dairy makes my baby sick if I eat it. I looked at this and the crazy cake, they are the same recipe just scaled different and one uses cider vinegar and the other uses white.
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Angel Icing

Submitted by: Carol 
This meringue-style icing is cooked using a double-boiler and plenty of effort, but is otherwise fast to prepare and terrific on your cake. 
Recommended by: Elle
Apr. 2, 2013 2:00 pm
This is like the seven-minute frosting of years ago.
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