Review: Katz Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix - Celiac Disease
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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.


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. 


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. 


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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