Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Cup Cakes with Chocolate Chips – Product Review

I was one of a few lucky people who received a post-Valentine’s Day goodie bag from Lisa Williams over at Lisa Cooks Allergen Free. I felt a bit like Christmas when my goodies arrived. I opened a box full of gluten-free and allergen-free products to try, including this Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix.

To accommodate my family’s allergies I replaced the eggs with flaxseed meal mixed with water (1 tbsp flaxseed meal plus 3 tbsp water for each of the three eggs). This did add a bit of a darkened and speckled look to the final product, but didn’t affect the taste. The mix started dairy free, so no need to substitute there.

And, to satisfy my chocolate tooth, I decided to make mine chocolate chip cupcakes, and added ½ cup of Sunspire chocolate chips.

Here was the result:

These definitely passed the whole family yummy taste test! They disappeared a little too fast. I agree with Lisa that these don’t need frosting, but would make a truly decadent treat if you added the frosting.

More on the goodies from Lisa’s gift basket as I have a chance to try them all.

What's your favorite gluten-free cake mix?


StephanieC said...

Hi there,

I just found out I have a TON of food allergies & sensitivities. I am happy that I found you blog.

Do you know if this mix has baker's yeast in it?

Colette said...

StephanieC, I'm also glad you found me! I keep the boxes/packaging for the products I write up. No baker's yeast in this mix (no yeast at all). It does have baking powder in it.