md21010 Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 6:30am
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I'm making a cake for a friend and her daughter is allergic to nuts.  I'm using the vanilla box cake mix by Betty Crocker. The box states it has wheat and milk ingredients. I know this is a silly question but is wheat a part of the nut family?

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cakefat Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 7:03am
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wheat is a grain. not a nut

 

but I would not feed someone with allergies anything from a mix- or anything that processed. you have no idea if the factory where it was package/processed has been contaminated with any types of nuts etc.

 

does your friend know you're baking from a box mix (for her allergic child)?

I'd let her know about it, if not, just to be safe.

md21010 Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 6:25pm
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ANo she doesn't know that i was gonna use the box. But I thought about it and will be baking it from scratch. I don't want to take any chances either. So glad I asked! Thank you so much for replying! :) happy 4th!

jason_kraft Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 6:35pm
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ACherrybrook Kitchen makes allergy-friendly mixes if you don't want to bake from scratch. You should be able to find them at Whole Foods.

http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/products/cakescookiesbrownies.php

Elcee Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 7:14pm
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My friend's granddaughter has a corn allergy. When I bake for them I have the mom read the ingredients, including the brands I use, in my recipe first, just to be on the safe side.

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