Posted on | August 20, 2007 | 1 Comment
When I opened my sample box from Gluten-free Essentials, the title of this cake automatically caught my eye- an Extreme chocolate cake? This had to be good. With a title like this, how could it not be?
I prepared this cake and again found myself disappointed in the directions. The package indicates you will need applesauce and 2 eggs. No problem, right? However, in the mixing directions it also asks you to add gluten-free vanilla and water. I have learned that with this brand of mixes it is always best to read the directions completely before you begin.
This mix doesn’t rise very much in the pan and has a very smooth and flat top surface. The flavor is surprisingly mild- not very sweet and just a touch chocolate. It is not bad, but definitely not the “extreme” chocolate experience I was expecting based on the name. The texture is ultra fine, smooth, and silky, just what I would expect from a gluten free mix utilizing rice flour. The taste and texture is not like a “regular” gluten cake, but it is still quite good. I would recommend this mix more for snacking rather than a birthday or special event cake. Also, this is a very moist cake, which is a bonus.
PROS: Perfect for snacking, smooth texture, mild flavor
CONS: not the flavor and texture of a traditional cake, package doesn’t list all added ingredients
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
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Ingredients: sorghum flour, rice flour, sugar, cocoa powder, GF baking powder, guar gum, corn starch, baking soda and salt.