Posted on | August 13, 2007 | 2 Comments
Gluten Free Essentials- THANK YOU for sending this vanilla cake mix my way to review- I just adore it! This mix is specially marketed to children-smaller portions and simple prep makes for a fun and kid friendly product. Go Go Gluten Free!
This mini mix makes one 8×8 cake orÂ six cupcakes- just add applesauce,Â butter and an eggÂ and you are ready to go. TheÂ package even has instructions for a toy oven! Any Easy Bake ovens out there? I opted to make the cupcakes version and used White House natural applesauce in this recipe with fantastic results. The batter was easy to mix and prepare and was an averageÂ consistency. I had no problem scooping spoonfuls into theÂ cupcake liners. After baking 30 minutes, the tops of the cupcakes seemed “firm to the touch” so I took then out and let them cool, as instructed on the package.
When cool, these cupcakes were super moist- almost too moist, in fact. I don’t thinkÂ they would t0lerate any type of frosting without crumbling and rippling the smooth cupcake tops. As I took a bite, the cupcake couldn’t hold it’s shape and somewhat collapsed in the cupcake liner; that is how moist it was. I think baking forÂ 2 or 3Â minutes longer would help reduce this problem and produce a firmer product.
The texture was identical to a “regular” gluten cake; it was very light, smoothÂ and flavorful. The applesauce added a mild pleasant sweetness, andÂ masks any vanilla flavor that might be in the cake. Now, the cake doesn’t taste like applesauce, but it is notÂ a true vanilla flavor, either.
This mix is so good, I enjoyed it without any type of frosting or topping; it is perfect as-is. These are great as a dessert, snack, or even breakfast item, and could pass as both a “cake” mixÂ or a “muffin” mix.Â I will definately buy this mix again.
PROS: excellent flavor and texture, not too sweet, kid friendly in every way
CONS: not a true vanilla flavor,Â too moist- add a few minutesÂ to the bake time for best results
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
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Ingredients: sorghum flour, rice flour, sugar, (GF) baking powder, guar gum, baking soda, cornstrach and salt
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