Review: Katz Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix
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Apr 18 2013

Review: Katz Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix

Katz Gluten-Free has been making wonderful gluten-free products for many years.  We have been fans of their Rugelach, pies, cupcakes and donuts, so when they debuted their cake mixes, I made it a point to order both the Chocolate and Vanilla so that I could try them.  I made the Chocolate Cake Mix a few weeks back into cupcakes for Easter, but had some difficulties.  Since I couldn’t figure out what went wrong with the cupcakes, I decided to make cakes from the Vanilla cake mix, despite not having the right size pans.

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The Vanilla cake mix calls for 4 eggs, 1/3 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of orange juice.  After I preheated the oven, I mixed the eggs and oil in my mixer.  While the eggs and oil were mixing, I sprayed my 8-inch cake pans with Pam and set them aside.  I added the cake mix and orange juice and continued to mix until the batter was smooth.  I split the batter between the two cake pans and placed into my oven to bake.  The package recommends baking for 25 – 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.  The cakes were far from done at 25 minutes, but perfect at 30 minutes!  I let the cakes cool on the counter for several hours before frosting. 

I used Betty Crocker’s Triple Chocolate Fudge Chip Frosting, marked “gluten-free” right on the package, to frost the cake. 

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Since it was Jon’s 17th birthday, we gave him the first piece of cake.  He dug in and thoroughly enjoyed the cake!  Even my picky, non-gluten-free child loved this cake!  I was a little concerned that using orange juice in the cake mix would not pair well with the chocolate frosting, but that wasn’t the case at all!  The cake has a wonderful, moist texture and subtle vanilla flavor.  I was pleased to see this cake mix turned out much better than the chocolate mix.  I plan on trying the chocolate cake mix again, but as cake, not cupcakes, to see if that may have been the problem. 

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Katz Gluten-Free products can be purchased directly from their website or in many stores across the US.  I am not sure if the cake mixes have made their way to store shelves yet or if they are only available online.  Have you tried either of the new Katz Gluten-Free Cake mixes?  How did they work for you?

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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