A friend of mine called me about making a cake for her daughter's first birthday but the little girl is lactose intolerant and I have no idea what to do . . . she wants chocolate cake with strawberry filling. Is that possible?
Easy. Just sub rice or soy milk, depending on what she can have.
I'm vegan and always use almond milk in my recipes. I find that soymilk is 2nd best, with rice milk last. Earth Balance makes a very good vegan margarine that works well in buttercream (or you can use all shortening). HTH
Everything we make is dairy-free (except cream cheese frosting) -- we also use soy milk and Earth Balance vegan margarine to replace regular milk and butter. You can even make dairy-free cream cheese frosting using Tofutti soy-based cream cheese.
Thank you, I am by no means a pro and am just learning as I go!
Tofutti cream cheese frosting is actually quite good, and I haven't ever had any complaints from non-vegans when serving it. By itself, the cream cheese has a bit of an "off" taste, but the end result is absolutely delicious! Tofutti also makes a non-dairy sour cream (and it works in the WASC recipe!). I can find all of those products at Kroger! I even saw Earth Balance at Walmart recently. If you have a Whole Foods or Wild Oats near you, you can find an incredibly large section of dairy replacements with everything ranging from cheese to sour cream, yogurt to milk! I use coconut milk in any place that calls for heavy cream. You can use a soy or coconut milk based coffee creamer as well, but they aren't quite as thick and fatty! Coconut milk does not whip like heavy cream does, so you can't use them interchangably in that instance.