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Easter bunny cake

My little guy is allergic to dairy, eggs, nuts and citrus.  It’s been a challenge finding foods for him to eat in general and even more so for holidays.   I want him to feel special and included so I scoured the Internet to find a cake recipe that works with his allergy list so he could have a special treat this Easter.  

First I found a carrot cake boxed cake mix. I double checked all ingredients to ensure it was allergen free.  I put the mix, a 15 oz can of pumpkin, 1/2 cup of shredded carrot and 1/2 cup water into a bowl and mixed until well blended.   Then I poured it into 2 round greased cake pans and baked for 28 minutes at 350•.  The rest of the mix I made into cupcakes.

  

After they cooled I cut one of circles into ear shapes, using the middle as a bow tie.

  

(Photo taken from Pinterest because I forgot to take a picture)   

Next, I “glued” the pieces together with dairy free frosting and frosted the whole cake.  To keep it on the healthier side, I decorated the tie and bunny nose with sliced strawberries.

  

What do you think?  Do you have any Easter recipes to share?

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Strawberry Lemonade Scones

All of my life, I have loved cooking. I am pretty good at it. But never was a good baker. Well not too long ago, a friend of mine posted some homemade scones on Facebook. And that did it. I started becoming a little obsessed with scones. So far I have made cinnamon/sugar scones, blueberry scones with lemon glaze, and today’s batch is Strawberry Lemonade, with a lemon glaze. They turned out great. Who knew I could be a good baker?

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
2 c. Bisquick
1/2 c. lemonade mix
1/3 c. low-fat milk
3 tbsp. sugar (2 pkg. Sweet and Low)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/3-1/2 c diced strawberries
1-2 tsp of lemon zest

Directions
Mix and form into 8 inch circle. Use more Bisquick if this is sticky. Put on greased cookie sheet; cut into eighths before baking. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes.

Lemon glaze: 1/2 c powdered sugar and 2 tsp lemon juice

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