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I used a chocolate mix instead of the yellow cake mix (after checking for allergens). It was yummy. All the kids loved it. I thought it tasted a bit like a chocolate banana bread, which was not a bad thing at all. It was a bit crumbly, even after a stay in the fridge, and the tops were a bit flat. But it was still very tasty.
These are wonderful! My daughter is allergic to eggs, and this makes birthday parites a hit! Everyone loves the hint of banana flavor! I don't just make one special cupcake for her, I make them for everyone with rave reviews! I am going to attempt the recipe this week for an elmo birthday cake. I can't wait!
This is BY FAR the best egg free cake recipe. My son has a severe egg allergy and this recipe has been great in letting him enjoy cupcakes and cake at birthday parties. My friends even ask me for the recipe for their children's birthday parties so that my son can have cake too! They do fall apart a bit easier but I have found that if you pop them in the fridge for a little while after you frost them, they solidify and don't fall apart so easy. I share this recipe with all my friends who have children with allergies. This recipe also makes great cakes.
For not having eggs this was pretty good. The "tops", although, fall off pretty easily. I made these for my daughter's birthday celebration at her preschool (she's 4!). One of her classmates is allergic to eggs so I wanted everyone to be involved. Her mother was so touched that she was able to have the treat. All the kids loved them.
I decided to try this recipe because a girl in my daughters pre-k class has a dairy alergie and I wanted her to be included. I only gave it three stars due to the fact that the cupcakes didn't rise very good. The flavor was fine the just didn't puff up like I was expecting. However, they should be fine since they are going to a bunch of 4 year olds.
My son is allergic to dairy and eggs so this recipe was perfect. I tried it and it was easy to make. The cupcakes held well and yes, they were sweet. Now I can pass this recipe to his babysitter who said she felt bad for him whenever she served the other kids cupcakes and he couldn't have any because they contained eggs and milk. Now my son can have cupcakes with the other kids.