I promised you I’d get to some reviews written this week. I have two new products to share with you. Here’s the first one.
One day last summer a package arrived and inside was a big surprise. Somehow, I was sent a couple of packages of Bob’s Red Mill’s Vanilla Cake Mix to test and review for them. I made the one package a traditional cake and then made muffins out of the second package.
I first have to confess, I did not follow the directions on the package. We can not have eggs, well, Little Miss can not have eggs. Normally I use an egg substitute like Enger G’s and sometimes I use flax gel. This time, since it was a cake, I decided to try replacing the eggs with applesauce.
My biggest concern with the replacement was the mix requires 3 eggs. I have not had much success with replacing more than 1 or 2 eggs in a recipe. The applesauce does add a lot of moisture, which is one strength for a recipe with lots of egg replacement.
So here’s what I did.
For each egg I used 3 Tablespoons of applesauce (my own homemade with spices) and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
This recipe turned out beautifully.
The cake was light and airy. The taste was fabulous. It was sweet enough that I didn’t even frost it, which saved a conundrum of having to make a dairy-free frosting. I just added a light coating of powdered sugar to the top.
When I made the second mix into muffins, they turned out even better. We loved having muffins…well, I called them muffins since we didn’t frost them either. They easily could have been cupcakes with frosting, but honestly, they were perfectly sweet and just like a great morning muffin without the extra sugar.
If you buy mixes I would definitely recommend trying this cake mix.
It adapted very easily. It had great texture and flavor.
We bake from scratch more often than not, but I do keep some gluten-free mixes around for the last minute need.
Until next time,
Disclaimer: I have not been asked to review these products nor did I receive these items from Bob’s Red Mill for review. I am on their customer list (I do not work for them) and occasionally receive products to try. I have decided on my own to review these items.