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Gluten-Free Pantry Old Fashioned Cake & Cookie Mix

Posted on | September 5, 2007 | 7 Comments


This mix caught my eye when I was searching for the Gluten-Free Pantry’s chocolate version. Since I haven’t found a decent yellow or vanilla cake mix yet, I thought I’d give this a try since most of their products are decent and reliable. I purchased this 15 ounce mix for $3.99, and it makes one eight inch cake.

Mixing this batter was incredible easy. I used my stand mixer to whip up the added butter, eggs, milk, vanilla and mix. The batter was thick and the consistency resembled thick pudding. This made it easy to spread in the pan with little mess, which I appreciated since I can get my kitchen pretty messy when I cook or bake. According to the directions, I baked this cake for the designated 28 minutes, and for once this seemed to be perfect.

The first thing I noticed when cutting this cake it that it is very crumbly and a bit fussy to work with when frosting or serving. The cake was perfectly moist and had a fine texture with a hint of the rice flour it contained ( you know that rice flour taste and texture- if you eat gluten-free, you know what I am talking about). The cake did rise some, but I would not consider it fluffy or spongy.

Gluten Free Pantry Old fashioned cake Cookie Mix

The flavor is quite neutral with the slightest hint of vanilla, and would pair well with any frosting or topping. It is just sweet enough to be good, but not so sweet you couldn’t smother it in a good chocolate butter-cream frosting if the craving hit you. I used Cherrybrook Chocolate Frosting Mix to make the pictured creation and turned out really yummy. I think this mix would also make a great base for different cake variations since the flavor is so mild. Really, the options are endless!

Although I wouldn’t use this cake mix for a formal affair ( sorry, Kristina, no wedding cake winner here), it would be great for a casual birthday or dessert with a homemade touch. I also plan to try the cookie recipe that is printed on the box- it looks like it would be good.

PROS: moist and not too sweet, pairs well with all frostings & flavors, affordable price

CONS: very crumbly!

Rating: 4 stars

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Gluten-Free Pantry – Old Fashioned Cake & Cookie Mix


Ingredients:White Rice Flour, Sugar, Potato Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate.


7 Responses to “Gluten-Free Pantry Old Fashioned Cake & Cookie Mix”

  1. Gluten free products for wheat allergies or celiac disease sufferers » Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Frosting Mix- gluten, nut, soy, dairy, egg free, vegan
    September 5th, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

    [...] paired this frosting mix with the Gluten-free Pantry’s Old Fashioned Cake & Cookie Mix with excellent [...]

  2. Neena
    September 5th, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

    I like this one, too. We use many of the Gluten Free Pantry mixes. The only one so far that I am not fond of is the pie crust mix.

  3. Sea
    September 12th, 2007 @ 6:48 am

    The frosting looks really yum- I noticed it even before the cake. Mmmm!


  4. MOCAJanelle
    September 15th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    I use yogurt instead of milk in the Gluten Free Pantry mixes and it takes care of the crumbs, also give a slightly denser cake, which I like! This was really great as a pineapple upside down cake.

  5. Karen
    September 16th, 2007 @ 12:41 am

    Oooo, yummy! If you have the recipe posted somewhere for your pineapple cake, I would love to add it to my recipe post.

    Thanks for the yogurt hint- it sounds great!

  6. Shannon
    June 3rd, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    I made diet coke cupcakes with this mix (just using diet sprite instead) and it wasn’t crumbly at all! It was wonderful!

  7. Karen
    June 4th, 2009 @ 3:59 am

    Shannon, those sound totally yummy!

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