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.
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
Hey, That looks good! Where Can I Buy this Mix?
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.