Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Alexander's 3rd Birthday Cake

Alexander turned 3 last month and this was his last decision for the theme to his party. He had wanted Thomas the Tank Engine but when we took him to get party favors, he saw the truck cups, plates etc, he said he wanted a truck cake. Oh boy, what a relieve for me, i had planned to make the Thomas cake and have printed the instructions and all but this idea for a truck cake is better. He has a huge truck to play with and my life was easier cos i just made brownies and cupcakes. I would like to share the cupcakes recipe cos it is the easiest and a very good one especially for anyone who is allergic to butter and milk.


2 cups self rising flour
1 1/4 cups fine granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening(very soft but not melted, Crisco is best)
3/4 cup orange juice(any juice of your choice)
2 large eggs


1 Set oven to 350 degrees F.

2 In a large bowl, mix together the flour with sugar and salt until combined.

3 Add in the shortening , juice and eggs; beat on medium speed of an electric mixer scraping the bowl constantly until just blended (the batter will be thick, if desired you may add in a few more tablespoons juice).

4 Pour into paper-lined regular size muffin tins filling under just three-quarters full.

5 Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the cupcakes test done (do not overbake as they will be dry).

6 Immediately remove from pans.

7 Cool completely before frosting. (Frosting recipe is below)
2 cups Crisco Shortening
1/4 to 1/2 cup non dairy cream
2 tsp. clear vanilla
1 1/2 pounds (6 cups) powdered sugar, sifted (measure, then sift)
In your mixer bowl, beat the shortening until it's smooth, light and fluffy.
Add the smaller amount of the non dairy cream indicated in the recipe, add the vanilla and mix well.
Add half the powdered sugar and mix for 5 minutes on low-med. speed.
Add remaining sugar and mix well.
Add more non dairy cream or powdered sugar if necessary to adjust the consistency.



lll said...

hey thnx this is a great site. tried making some of the recipe- reminds me of home (malaysia).

Quinn said...

How about people allergic to eggs? I wanna try replacing 2eggs with 100ml soya milk and as for the non dairy cream in the frosting (isn't that milk?), I wanna try replace t with soya milk and add more icing sugar mixture to reach desired consistency. What do you think? I really need your opinion. Baking for one little boy allergic to butter, milk, any types of cream and eggs especially. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I never use self rising flour in make a cake before but now I will out this recipe. The texture is probbly very mosit and fuffy too.

Saw the agar agar fishes recipe I use it for cake decoration in different molds and also gummi candies homemade from About.Com


Unknown said...


i don't know if the cupcakes will turn out without eggs and i will try to get you some cakes recipes which is eggless.

non dairy cream is not milk

Quinn said...

Thanks a bunch Lily. No worries if you can't find them. I dunno whether little Eric is allergic to non dairy cream as well.I dare not try.

Grace said...

Hi, Lily,
you are great! is so generous of you to share all the recipis that you know on line for others to experienced.I've tried the ban jien kueh,it turns out brilliant!Thank you.
Grace from London

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,
not sure if i can substitute non Dairy with Dairy cream. i cant find non-diary cream in Australia.
what's the diff betw non diary and dairy? thanks

Unknown said...


yes, you can sub with dairy cream. this recipe is for ppl who are milk intolerant.

non-dairy products is supposed to be free of milk

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