Blueberries take the cake
Friday September 12th 2008, 11:32 am
Filed under: LYS

allergy-friendly cakeAwhile ago, I knew it was going to be Sandi’s birthday, and I baked a blueberry cake and brought it in to Purlescence for knit night.

The reaction I got was not quite what I’d expected: we had five people in that knitting group who were celiac or who actually risked anaphylactic shock if she ate wheat.  I’d had no idea.  The sentiment was appreciated, the expression, not so much.

The hubby and I were at Whole Foods a little while ago with our daughter, it being a good place to shop when you have an allergic child and she being very allergic to dairy.  There are some things that have ingredients snuck in such that the only safe version she can touch is the ones marked vegan.  So. We stumbled across a cake mix that proclaimed it was free of so many things that I had to read the ingredients just to see what it DID have.  I thought of Sandi, and I bought it.

But it needed to be a blueberry cake.  I owed her one. I had no idea what a brown rice/tapioca/arrowroot flour cake would turn out like, but I threw in two cups’ worth of not quite thawed berries.

Namaste cake leftovers

I am now under request to do that again.  And when I mentioned that lemon curd across the top would be good, too, Sandi swooned at the idea and held me to it.

I brought a little home to the hubby. He pronounced it weird and went for seconds.

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“weird” and “seconds” seem to be pronounced by husbands a lot of the time. glad you were able to find a cake that worked for your friend! have a good weekend.

Comment by Tola 09.12.08 @ 11:42 am

Sue sounds good to me. I hope you kept that New England connection with those blueberries and that they came from Maine :>)

Comment by Joansie 09.12.08 @ 11:46 am

The thought of blueberry cake with lemon curd has me swooning, too. Although I do like lemon pudding cake with raspberries… You’ve really got me dreaming of blissful foods!

Comment by RobinM 09.12.08 @ 11:47 am

‘Fraid not, Joansie. These were the huge Washington State ones from Costco rather than the tiny wild Maine variety. The Maine ones are much harder to find here.

Comment by AlisonH 09.12.08 @ 11:48 am

Anything with blueberries has me swooning. Blueberries and mango, blueberries with a touch of plain yogurt and a bit of Balsamic vinegar, blueberries with my cereal in the morning, not to forget blueberries and raspberries – just the colors make me drool.

Comment by Linda Watson 09.12.08 @ 3:02 pm

Ooh, now that looks good! I’m impressed you found something that would work for everyone *and* taste wonderful (I love blueberries…mmm….) 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 09.12.08 @ 3:29 pm

Nice effort on the “no anything bad” cake mix. I know a few folks who would be glad to have access to such a thing. And Blueberries, and Lomon Curd, and someone baking…..wooohooo!

Comment by Ruth 09.12.08 @ 3:30 pm

Yummy! – thank you again Alison!

Comment by Mary Seabrook 09.12.08 @ 3:59 pm

Yum, that sounds too good with lemon curd on top!
I need to go find some blueberry bushes to plant. I’m drooling on the desk. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 09.12.08 @ 4:15 pm

blueberries + lemon curd = I have to try that! I like lemon curd on croissants; one of my Yankee friends taught me that one. Thanks for saying “hi”. I’ll be near a Whole Foods tomorrow…

Comment by Lynn 09.12.08 @ 5:23 pm

That cake sounds great. And it is always the thought that counts.

Comment by sonya 09.12.08 @ 8:21 pm

I’m with your husband, but if you put enough blueberries in most anything, it has to be good, right? 😉

Comment by Channon 09.14.08 @ 8:57 am

Thanks…We ran out of propane the other day and until we get moved I cant bake 🙁 That cake now makes me wanna bake cakes and cookies bread and all sorts of goodies.

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 09.15.08 @ 7:17 am

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