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Chrissyb

Who Has The Best Cake Mix

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Hi all, my bithday is this Thursday my first since I have been gluten free. I am looking for a great cake and frosting mix. Can anybody help me. I like chocolate and carrots the best but at this point I will take anything I havent had a piece of cake since Nov. I can say that gluten free has been great for my weight I have lost over 30lbs but now I can't seem to stop dropping weight which concerns me. I did have the 30lbs to loose but to much more I will not look good. But on to the cake I am looking for to it believe me and the ice cream maybe and hot fudge cake mmmmm yummy. Is it my birthday yet. :lol:

Thanks for the suggestions

Chrissy


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Pamela's chocolate cake mix. I always make the mocha cake recipe on the side of the package. My frosting recipe is a basic fudge:

1 can sweetened condensed milk (fat free works fine)

1 1/4 c chocolate chips

1/4 c cocoa powder

bring milk to a boiling in microwave--1 minute, stir, then 30 sec intervals

add chips, cover for 2 min

stir chips into milk, add cocoa

stir till smooth, let cool. Don't wait too long to frost cake, if frosting sets up too much, it will turn to fudge.

CONGRATS on losing the weight!!! That's fantastic!! :D


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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I second the vote for Pamela's. Excellent chocolate cake mix. I don't like carrots, so I'm no help there.


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Sorry, not a mix...but these are good and easy: recipezaar #174346 apple cake and chocolate cake #209764

You can add carrots for some of the apples and add peanut butter chips or choc. to the choc. cake. Easy frosting recipes:

Pudding frosting

1 cup cold milk

1 small box instant Jell-0 pudding

3 1/2 cups (8oz.) cool whip

Whip milk and pudding together about 2 mins, then stir in cool whip with a spatula, frost and keep in fridge

Frosts 24 cupcakes, you may want to make 2 or 3 8x8" cakes or 1/2 recipe of frosting

Ice cream

1.soften ice cream and spread on top of cooled cake and freeze

2.on top of cooled cake, pour on hot fudge, sprinkle with gluten-free cookie crumbs, repeat #1. and freeze. (kinda like Dairy Queen cakes)(you gotta try this, we make it every summer for my daughters birthday)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Another vote for Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix. I use the recipe on the side that adds the sour cream..YUM!! I use Hershey's Cocoa frosting recipe on the side of the can for it. Oh wow, I am hungry just typing that out!! LOL!


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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My votes:

Namaste Spice cake (made as a carrot cake)

Cause You're Special Lemon Pound Cake

And, not technically a cake but Trader Joe's Brownie Mix


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MP - celiac for 10 years

 

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Oh definetly Pamela's choc cake, vanilla is good too if you add something to it.

I just made a blueberry lemon drop cake with it.

Mix the vanilla cake mix and fold in 1 cup of fresh blueberries.

Bake according to package directions.

5 minutes before done:

Open a thawed frozen lemonade mix and pour half container in a bowl.

Whisk in 1 cup of gluten-free powder sugar.

When cake comes out, poke holes with handle of large wooden spoon all over cake.

Pour lemon sugar mixture on top and let cool.

Oh super yummy!!!!!!

:P

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WOW Thank you all so much. I am sure to have a Happy and Yummy Birthday with one of these. My husband usually buys me a special one but this year I will let him make one for me in the morning before it gets hot. Again thank you and I will let you know how it turns out.

Chrissy :D


Chrissy

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well I have a soy and a lecithin allergy so some of those are out for me, but I use the Hersey's Special Dark Chocolate Coacoa powder for the frosting (there is the recipe on the back of the container) and I love love love the Ener-G brownies for cake or the Bob's Red Mill brownie mix. I'm so having a chocolate craving now.

Oh and I have a local bakery that does a gluten free crustless cheesecake for me. That's our default birthday cake. Love it!


Gluten Free since 2003

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I have used Pamela's Ultimate Pancake & Baking mix in my old carrot cake recipe with excellent results.

Just sub the mix for the flour, baking soda and salt.

I use store-bought icing, but you can make your own with cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar.


Bev

Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005

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There is a gluten-free angel food cake mix that tastes like the real thing, but the brand has escaped me....brain fog acting up. :angry:


Robin from Indiana

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It's hard to go wrong with Pamela's chocolate cake mix. I use the recipe that calls for sour cream. Namaste (sp?) also makes a really good chocolate cake mix. It is more rich than Pamela's, but if you really pay attention you can notice a slight bean taste. I have not found a good vanilla mix yet...

Here's a great chocolate frosting recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/89207

Rachelle- Pretty picture! :)


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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Rachelle- Pretty picture! :)

Thanks! Trying out my new camera, I think I should have bought it YEARS ago :lol:


Rachelle 20dance.gif

Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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Well my birthday was a success. I made the mocha cake and chocolate frosting from Rachelle. Oh my was it rich and tasty everybody loved . So there is chocolat cake after celicas I see. I made grilled shrimp with white rice pasta and brougt a gluten free herb bread from a speciality brakery here in town, my mother enjoyed the whole meal I think she was suprised that she did. So I am now 45 and my stomach hasn't felt this good in I don't know how long and I was told just last week I look 10 years younger, man wish I could of figured this out years ago. :rolleyes:

Thank you for all your suggestions. This site is awesome I would be lost without it.

Chrissy


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Hi all, my bithday is this Thursday my first since I have been gluten free. I am looking for a great cake and frosting mix. Can anybody help me. I like chocolate and carrots the best but at this point I will take anything I havent had a piece of cake since Nov. I can say that gluten free has been great for my weight I have lost over 30lbs but now I can't seem to stop dropping weight which concerns me. I did have the 30lbs to loose but to much more I will not look good. But on to the cake I am looking for to it believe me and the ice cream maybe and hot fudge cake mmmmm yummy. Is it my birthday yet. :lol:

Thanks for the suggestions

Chrissy

It may be too late for your birthday but if you love Carrot cake you have to try Carol Fenster's Carrot Cake Recipe from her book "Cooking Free"

Carrot Cake

2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground ginger

4 eggs

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1/3 cup canola oil

1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups shredded carrots

1 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 Grease 11 X 8" pan

3 Beat together eggs, sugars, oil, yogurt, and vanilla

4 Combine dry ingredients and slowly add flour mixture into liquids; beat until smooth

5 Stir in carrots, and coconut.

6 Pour into prepared pan

7 Bake for 45-50 minutes.

8 Cool and cover with your favorite frosting


Sacramento, CA

Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1986

Gluten Free since 2005

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