Review: King Arthur Chocolate Cake Mix
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Jan 21 2013

Review: King Arthur Chocolate Cake Mix

King Arthur launched their gluten-free flour and mixes a few years back.  The flour and mixes are all delicious and preformed well when I baked with them.  I mentioned trying the chocolate cake in this post and the comments, but never got around to it.

Fast forward a couple of years to a special birthday dinner this past Friday night.  Some friends and I made plans to celebrate my birthday along with one of our other friend’s birthday at a new-to-me local restaurant. While the restaurant does have an extensive gluten-free menu, there are no dessert options.  I thought about going across the street to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, but my dear friend had already thought ahead and made a gluten-free cake!

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My friend does eat gluten-free, but (she doesn’t have Celiac Disease) she and her family follow the Paleo diet for other health reasons.  Melissa is very well-versed in the gluten-free diet, so I knew we were all in for a very special treat.  She used the King Arthur Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix and then made a whipped cream cheese frosting from scratch to frost the cake.

INGREDIENTS: SUGAR, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH, RICE FLOUR, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), POTATO STARCH, EMULSIFIER (RICE STARCH, POLYGLYCEROL ESTERS OF FATTY ACIDS, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES OF FATTY ACIDS), BAKING POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CORNSTARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, XANTHAN GUM.

The gluten-free mix requires the addition of vegetable oil, vanilla, eggs and water.  It makes 2 8-inch or 9-inch rounds, cupcakes or a 9 x 13 inch rectangle cake.

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I can’t begin to put into  words how amazing this cake is!  I sample a lot of gluten-free products and mixes and this cake rates up there at the top!  I can’t believe how incredibly moist and flavorful it is!  The cake was shared with many people, most of them don’t have to eat gluten-free and they all raved about it!  I love when I can share how good gluten-free can be!  Normally I don’t do seconds of dinner or desserts, but I did have more of this cake!  I brought home some to share with Jon and he was in heaven, too!

King Arthur gluten-free mixes are available in mainstream grocery stores across the US and online. Have you tried the King Arthur Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix?  What about the other King Arthur Gluten-Free mixes?

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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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  • http://www.glutenfreegidget.com Katrina (gluten free gidget)

    I LOVE King Arthur’s Chocolate Cake Mix! I actually make it for all of my gluten eating family members birthdays, per their request!

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

      Katrina,

      That is awesome!! :)

      Kim