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Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake Mix – wheat free/ gluten free/ peanut free/ dairy free/egg free/nut free

Posted on | September 14, 2007 | 4 Comments

Cherrybrook Kitchen gluten free chocolate cake mix

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 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

Read what AllergicGirl, The Nibble, Rica from AC,and Alison from Sure Foods Living have to say about this mix!


4 Responses to “Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake Mix – wheat free/ gluten free/ peanut free/ dairy free/egg free/nut free”

  1. sue
    December 14th, 2007 @ 2:58 am

    I love this mix! Yes, it is very decident! The only think to be careful for is Cherry Book Kitchen’s NON GF line, looks almost identical, except for the “GF Dreams” banner on the front, I bought a non-GF version, and luckily while mixing up the cookie batter, I went in the trash can to see the box because it didn’t “look” like GF, and turns out it wasn’t! I picked up the wrong box by mistake! (Luckily my husband was on hand to quickly take over, while I went and washed my hands!)

  2. Jo
    March 17th, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    This cake was flat and mucher smaller than regular cakes and it tasted okay. I thought it was too thick and the ready made vanilla frosting by Cherrybrook was completely disgusting. It was clear, pasty looking and tasted like wet sugar. The frosting ruined the cake and did not spread well at all. Next time I would eat the cake without frosting if I even make this ever again.

  3. Katharine
    May 1st, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    I thought this was a great mix – no one who tried it could tell it was GF. I did change the recipe… my liquids were:

    • 2 pre-cooked chopped beets, skin removed (cook in foil)
    • 1/3 cup oil
    • ¾ cup almond milk (or rice or soy for nut free)
    • 2 tbsp agave nectar or honey
    • 2 tbsp GF vanilla

    Cooked as directed. Moist and healthy!

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