Is anyone here sensitive to MSG(monosodium glutamate)? My mother is, but i would like to make her a cake for her b-day,but don't have a recipe. Does anyone out there have any suggestions?
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Well, if you make a scratch cake you should be ok. I've never seen MSG listed as an ingredient in butter, sugar, eggs or flour...
I didn't used to be sensitive to it, but years ago I quit eating processed foods and now if I eat something with MSG in it I get a terrible headache, hives and generally feel like crap. My suggestion would be to bake from scratch or if not, just be sure to check the labels on all your cake/icing/filling components.
I'm sensitive to MSG.
If you make a cake from scratch, you'll be fine. MSG is an additive. Unless things have changed in the past few years, MSG could even be in ingredients listed as "natural flavor", but not always. "Hydrolyzed" and "autolyzed" are red flags also. Even "spice" on a list of ingredients can possibly mean MSG.
But flour, butter, milk, eggs, cream, baking powder/soda? All fine.