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#1 sora

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

My daughter and her boyfriend will be moving in with me shortly to help out.
The boyfriends birthday is coming up and I would like to make a cake for him. They agreed to be gluten free so I want to show that it can be yummy.

I want to use a mix because I haven't been well. Any recommendations as to brand?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

King Arthur Chocolate Cake Mix. No one will know its gluten-free.

Pamela's is good, but salty. I wasn't the only one that noticed the saltiness so I do think it's there.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

While I know King Arthur is better, Betty Crocker has a cake mix easily available in most stores around me. I know there is some debate over it on here and it's a personal taste thing. However, I like it because I can find it many stores easily and adapt for muffins. I like there chocolate cake, vanilla cake, and brownie mix...to me they compare to other gluten box cake mixes you would find in the store. If you want it to taste like you made it from scratch them get King Arthur.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

My wheat-eating friends tried some cupcakes I made from the Betty Crocker gluten-free devil's food mix at a party. They said they were a touch dryer than wheat but that the flavor was good and all the cupcakes disappeared.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

My wheat-eating friends tried some cupcakes I made from the Betty Crocker gluten-free devil's food mix at a party. They said they were a touch dryer than wheat but that the flavor was good and all the cupcakes disappeared.


You do have to watch them...I usually pull them out earlier for that.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

Great, thanks everyone.
I guess you could use yogurt as the liquid to make it more moist?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

you can also use apple sauce for the oil...moister and healthier!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

you can also use apple sauce for the oil...moister and healthier!


Good idea!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

It was a trick I used in "normal" gluten baking too.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Apple sauce. Thats awesome. Good idea.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

Swirl Betty Crocker Gluten Free devil's food and yellow cake mixes. Thats all I have to say.lol
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

My daughter and her boyfriend will be moving in with me shortly to help out.
The boyfriends birthday is coming up and I would like to make a cake for him. They agreed to be gluten free so I want to show that it can be yummy.

I want to use a mix because I haven't been well. Any recommendations as to brand?


There's also a gluten free version of the Cake Mix Doctor cookbook. You can use the Betty Crocker as a base and add ingredients. I really like the orange cake recipe.
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#13 sora

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

I just found out that his favorite is Black Forest Cake.
That should be fairly easy to do.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

I like the Betty Crocker mixes and I think the "Cake Doctor" book is great. The more stuff you add, the more you can't tell there is anything different.

I found that the cake mix seemed like a smaller amount than a regular box of mix . . . makes less cupcakes than you would expect. Now I just double it if I want to make a layer cake or a sheet cake.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

I like the Betty Crocker mixes and I think the "Cake Doctor" book is great. The more stuff you add, the more you can't tell there is anything different.

I found that the cake mix seemed like a smaller amount than a regular box of mix . . . makes less cupcakes than you would expect. Now I just double it if I want to make a layer cake or a sheet cake.

Cara


Would one box be enough for two round pans? I want to slice them and have four layers.
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