Tuesday, 12 June 2012

King Arthur Flour GF Yellow Cake Mix Review

KAF gluten free yellow cake mix
 We just finished moving in to our new house! As a house warming gift, my husband got me something I've been wanting for years... a Kitchen Aid mixer!! I got to test it out with a new mix that King Arthur Flour sent me to review: Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix. It worked like a dream... and the final product tasted like a dream.

My new Kitchen Aid in the background

I served it to my family (including gluten eaters) for a mother's day/father's day get together. Everyone loved it (the six of us almost finished the whole thing). As you can see, I made the cake version, but you can also make cupcakes from the mix. I have found that GF cake tends to be more finicky than cupcakes, but this cake was really easy to make and didn't fall at all.  I topped it with whipped cream and berries and it not only tasted, but looked amazing!

mmm... berries and whipped cream
 I've reviewed some King Arthur Flour GF mixes previously (view here), and have been very impressed with their products. This mix did not disappoint! I just wish these mixes were sold in Canada. Of course you can get them online ($6.95), but the shipping cost kind of blows my budget.

Just out of the oven
Additional ingredients were 1/2 cup butter (I used margarine with great results), 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, 4 eggs, and 2/3 cup milk. That seems like a lot of eggs, but I know they help to hold gluten free baking together, so I'm not surprised. The texture was moist and spongy. The taste was sweet with the flavour of vanilla. Just what I'm looking for in a good yellow cake.

Cost       3 stars
Taste      4.5 stars
Texture  4.5 stars

Overall Rating: 4 stars

Thanks King Arthur Flour for providing me with these mixes. All opinions are my own.

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