Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake Mix – wheat free/ gluten free/ peanut free/ dairy free/egg free/nut free
Posted on | September 14, 2007 | 4 Comments
I just can’t get over how cute the packaging is for Cherrybrook Kitchen products! It is so whimsical and fun, how can you resist?
This 16.4 ounce cake mix sells for $5.39 and requires oil, water, and gluten free vanilla. ( I used Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder and canola oil)It is simple and easy to mix by hand, and amazingly enough, the batter actually tastes good when licking the spoon! I baked the nine inch cake for 25 minutes according to the package directions, and it seemed perfect. The cake, however, was less than perfect. Grrrrrr.
I found this cake to be borderline moist and smooth, with no graininess. However, the cake crumbled profusely when sliced ( very fine crumb), and was difficult to frost since the top was quite gooey and sticky. The texture of the cake was very strange- this is a sweet, dense cake that left a thick, almost powdery feeling in my mouth. It is quite rich with a dark chocolate taste. One small slice of this cake is definitely enough; it is not your traditional moist and fluffy chocolate cake. I read a review on amazon.com that suggested combining coconut oil and olive oil instead of using canola oil for a moist and yummy cake, That might be worth a try.
My family and I did not care for this cake, and ended up throwing away half of the cake because it just sat on my counter until it wasn’t edible. I was disappointed, but grateful that I at least got to make my yummy butter-cream frosting to go on it! I think that was the best part!
PROS: rich chocolate taste
CONS: dense and thick- be sure to have a drink nearby!
Rating: 2 1/2 stars
Wanna try it? Click below!
Cherrybrook Kitchen – Chocolate Cake Mix
Ingredients: Potato Starch, Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Cocoa Powder, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Brownulated Sugar, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt