My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Moist Soda Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very moist and have a wonderful flavor. They are good topped with a frosting, icing, confectioners sugar and left plain. The cupcakes in the top picture were made with root beer and the middle and bottom pictures were made with orange soda.

Moist Soda Cupcakes

1 cup root beer, orange soda or any flavor soda desired
1 tsp vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Combine the soda and vinegar then allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes. Add the sugar, oil and vanilla then whisk until slightly frothy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the soda mixture and stir until just combined. Fill lined muffin cups 3/4 full then bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
*  Bake mini cupcakes for 11-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
*  Makes 12 big and 24 mini cupcakes.


  1. Do these taste like the soda you put in them?

  2. You can taste the soda but it's not overpowering. The flavor strengh will change based on which soda you choose to use. I highly recommend them, they are moist and so yummy.