Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Dreams Yellow Cake Mix -- 16.4 oz
The clear loser in our bake-off
I did a three-way bakeoff between Glutino, Pamela's and Cherrybrook Kitchen brand Yellow Cake Mix, following the recipe on each product as indicated. I opted to add 4 eggs (instead of 3) to Pamela's product as recommended on the package for "a lighter, fluffier texture". The Glutino product called for two eggs and Cherrybrook did not call for any egg (advertising itself as egg free). Of the three products, Pamela's was the clear winner, turning out a classic vanilla cake, as promised. It had good vanilla flavor, was moist and had nice texture (not dry or grainy in any way). In contrast, the Glutino cake was very dry and crumbly. Taster's felt it also lacked flavor. However, I noticed that they still ate it. Not so with Cherrybrook Kitchen! This cake did not rise properly, and while it initially tasted okay, it left a "corn starch" like coating in the mouth upon swallowing. Most of this cake was left on the plate.
December 8, 2014
Tasty and flexible
This makes a good basic yellow cake. The mix also works well for all those "easy" recipes out there that call for a box of cake mix (like the quick cobbler where you put berries in a pan, sprinkle with cake mix, pour lemon-lime soda over the top, and bake). When we became gluten-free, I thought we'd never have those desserts again -- but we can.
December 3, 2013
Excellent Cake Mix
My son has many food allergies and I have tried several gluten free cake mixes that are free of several top allergens. This is by far the best. Everyone loved them especially my son. I used oil instead of margarine and they were great.
November 17, 2013
A Bit Disappointed
I was really excited to try this yellow cake mix because I am a HUGE fan of the Cherrybrook Kitchen gluten free pancake and waffle mix. I can't have eggs so making cake is really tough! I mastered a good from scratch chocolate cake but just can't come up with a yellow cake sans egg. So I was really hopeful to try this. I really wanted to like it but I just didn't. It was not a good texture- cripsy on the outside and gummy on the inside- even when following the directions to a T. That's okay. I'll keep ordering the pancake mix and just be grateful I can have chocolate cake or a delicious fluffy pancake anytime I want!
September 20, 2012