Good afternoon! Tastefully Simple recently debuted a line of gluten-free mixes, much to the delight of the gluten-free community. I have been diligently working my way through them so that I can let you guys know how they taste and measure up to other gluten-free mixes on the market. The first mix I made and sampled is the Vanilla Bean Pound Cake mix.
Hannah is learning how to bake, so I took advantage of her willingness and let her take the lead with this treat. The mix only requires the addition of melted butter and water. Simply mix the ingredients together, pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for the recommended time, which I found to be spot on.
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, rice flour, nonfat milk, egg, potato starch, maltodextrin, tapioca flour, less than 2% of emulsifier (starch, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, mono- and diglycerides), baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, bicarbonate soda, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), salt, vanilla bean seeds, xanthan gum, artificial flavor.
We could barely wait for the cake to come out of the oven. I began to think about what we would top the pound cake with, but once I tasted the cake, I discovered it didn’t need a thing. The vanilla bean flavor was just perfect…not too subtle, not too strong. While strawberries and whipped cream would be amazing on top of this cake, I enjoyed mine plain.
The Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Mix serves 8 and can be purchased on the Tastefully Simple website for $10.99. According to the website the mix is only available for a limited time, through March 8, 2014. I would love to see them remain a permanent addition to the line-up, so maybe if they are popular enough, they will!
**The mix mentioned in this post was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.