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Lactose Free Cake – Is It Store Mix Or Homemade?
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Lactose Free Cake – Is it Store Mix Or Homemade?

Are you in need of a delicious lactose free cake? With so many people being lactose intolerant today, there are a number of cake recipes available to suit anyone’s needs and tastes. You can now buy dairy free cake mixes and some bakeries will even make you one (you have to ask).

Being lactose intolerant isn’t the end of the world; in fact, it’s the beginning. Just because your body can’t process lactase properly or at all doesn’t mean that you are not able to enjoy many of the foods you love. Desserts are in important part of our lives and there are many traditions which involve having a cake.

When you are looking for a complete cake mix, you will find that some mixes are also gluten free. Don’t be alarmed by this, this is actually good for you. The mixes will taste a little different than what you are used to, but the manufacturers are doing their best to create a quality product. It may be easier to make a lactose free cake from scratch as you have control over the ingredients and you also know that there will not be any cross contamination.

Store Bought Mixes

There are several brands on the market today; each has different flavors. The taste of a lactose free cake is individualized and with a little imagination you can make them even better. Below are some of the more common brands:

• Arrowhead Mills

• Bob’s Red Mill

• Cherrybrook

• Dr. Oetker

• Hodgson Mill

Many of the mixes noted above list oil as a required ingredient that you need to add. If one does require butter, just use a dairy free soy butter or margarine instead. If your local grocer doesn’t carry any of the above brands, they should be available at your local health food store or online.

Homemade Cakes

Almost any traditional cake can be converted into a lactose free cake and many have. You can find hundreds of recipes online or you can create your own if you have a good understanding what ingredients are required. One of the more popular dairy free cakes is angel food; there are of course, white or yellow cakes, carrot cakes, cheesecakes, chocolate cakes and there are a number of great tasting vegan recipes that are also dairy-free.

Some common ingredients found in a lactose free desert that you may want to have on hand would be: cake flour, unsweetened almond, rice or soy milk and dairy-free margarine. Some recipes do call for regular flour, vanilla sugar, baking powder and of course eggs. You could use an egg replacer but spend a little extra time when preparing the cake with the egg replacer; some recipes may not do as well with this ingredient as others do.

It’s best to use the ingredients that the recipe calls for as typically the creator spent a lot of time trying to perfect it. Of course, if you can make the cake better then go for it. Give yourself the gift of a healthy life; make yourself a lactose free cake.

Are you looking for some more lactose free recipes? Desserts being left out of the diet for those who are lactose intolerant is just wrong. Just about everyone I know has a sweet tooth and just because your body and milk don’t get along doesn’t mean you have to go without.


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