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Product Review: Simply Organic Carrot Cake Mix

Posted on | January 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

January through March is full of birthdays in my family. That means lots of cake. Each birthday we try a different cake, hoping to find the one to top them all. Maybe it could be this Simply Organic carrot cake I purchased it at Against the Grain, a gluten free specialty store in Taylorsville, Utah for $3.99.

To prepare this gluten free cake mix, I added 2 eggs, 1/2 c water, and 1 cup grated carrots to the dry mix provided. The directions indicate to bake the cake batter in a 8″ or 9″ cake pan. I only had a 9×13 pan, so I went ahead and used that. I didn’t need to bake it as long, and the baked cake was also  not as thick since I used a larger pan.

The cake was incredibly soft and moist, maybe even a little too much so. It mushed in my mouth a little because it was so soft. The flavor was wonderful though. It had a pleasant  cinnamon taste, which complemented the flavor of the carrots. I can imagine this mix tasting well with the addition of apple instead of carrot, or without anything added at all as a simple spice cake. However,  this cake mix reminded me more of a muffin than a cake. Maybe it was the carrots, but it didn’t have the sweetness that I expected from a cake.

I made cake pops out of half of the cake. I will post more about that later. Stay tuned!

Rating: 4 stars

Pros: Soft, great cinnamon taste, versatile

Cons: Not very sweet

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Ingredients: organic fair trade certified cane sugar, organic brown rice flour, organic maple granules, organic cinnamon, sea salt, xanthan gum, monocalcium phosphate, organic cornstarch, baking soda

Nutritional Snapshot: 170 calories, 0g fat, 36 g carbohydrates, 24g sugar, 1g protein

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Want to try this gluten free carrot cake mix?

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Review provided by Kristina

Comments

3 Responses to “Product Review: Simply Organic Carrot Cake Mix”

  1. Lindy West
    January 31st, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Thanks so much for this review I am always looking for great gluten free cake mixes. I think I would like that it didn’t taste as sweet. My son loves to eat cake and it tastes good to him then that’s wonderful for me.

  2. maggiepeg
    January 31st, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Just another opinion on this mix. I found it to be cloying sweet for my tastes. Like eating pure sugar. Perhaps they have changed the mix since I tried it, but I don’t even want to think about eating it again. Keep in mind, I tend to cut back the sugar in all my baked goods if possible, guess it’s just a individual taste thing.

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    January 31st, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    TO make it sweeter you can sprinkle a little stevia on top!

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