Review: King Arthur Yellow Cake Mix
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Jul 2 2012

Review: King Arthur Yellow Cake Mix

King Arthur launched their line of gluten-free baking mixes in 2010.  I was pleased to hear that they now have a yellow cake mix joining the gluten-free line-up!  The new yellow cake mix is not only gluten-free, but free of the top 8 allergens as well.  Read below for the press release:

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King Arthur Flour Adds Award Winning Yellow Cake to Premium Line of Gluten-Free Baking Mixes

May 8, 2012 – Norwich, Vt. – King Arthur Flour has expanded its line of premium gluten-free baking mixes with a new, much-anticipated Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix. The new mix, which is free of not only gluten but the top eight allergens, is available now in grocery stores nationwide and on kingarthurflour.com. It is also a sofi Silver Finalist, a recognition given by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade for outstanding innovation in specialty foods.

“Our new Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix is held to the same high standards we apply to all of our products in terms of flavor and texture and, like the rest of our gluten-free line, also reflects the highest standards of gluten- and allergen-free certification,” says King Arthur Flour Marketing Director Tom Payne. “Customers have enthusiastically praised our other gluten-free mixes and have been asking for a yellow cake mix since we launched the line two years ago. Now that we’ve perfected the formula, we’re confident consumers will enjoy our new Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix just as much as they’ve enjoyed our other products.”

King Arthur Flour’s gluten-free baking mixes are the only major brand to be third-party certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization, with standards twice as stringent as those set by the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, they are produced in a dedicated allergen-free facility, guaranteed to be free of the top eight most common food allergens. They are also certified Kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix is available in grocery stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of $5.99. The mix can be used for layer cakes or cupcakes, and with variations (found at kingarthurflour.com) can be turned into specialties ranging from pineapple upside-down cake to gingerbread.

King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company and a premier baking resource. A variety of King Arthur’s unbleached flours and baking mixes is sold in supermarkets nationwide, with a complete selection of high-quality baking ingredients, mixes and tools available through King Arthur Flour – the Baker’s Catalogue and at kingarthurflour.com. King Arthur Flour’s fundamental mission is to be the highest-quality product, education and information resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide. More information and a roundup of King Arthur Flour’s baking resources are available at kingarthurflour.com/flours. King Arthur Flour is a 100% employee-owned company.

Since Jon was coming home from hockey camp for the weekend, I took the opportunity to make some cupcakes so he could take some back with him.  I love that the King Arthur yellow cake mix makes 24 cupcakes, as opposed to 12, leaving some here for the rest of us, too!  The mix was easy to prepare calling for room temperature butter and milk, 4 eggs and oil.  I chose to frost the cupcakes with Betty Crocker’s Caramel Frosting (marked gluten-free).  The yellow cake mix package label and ingredient list can be viewed here.

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I sat down with a cupcake for dessert and couldn’t believe how moist and flavorful they were!  Even my non-gluten-free daughter has fallen in love with these cupcakes!  The caramel icing was a nice compliment to the yellow cake mix – the combination almost tasted like butterscotch!  Jon was thrilled to have a nice, sweet treat to enjoy when he arrived home from camp – so much so that there weren’t enough for him to take back with him!

Have you tried King Arthur’s yellow cake mix?  What about the other King Arthur mixes? King Arthur has a nice collection of gluten-free recipes on their website.

**This mix 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.

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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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  • JEN

    I was so excited when i saw that there were no eggs in the mix. BUT….then i saw that you had to add 4 eggs. sigh! i haven’t had any luck using an egg substitute for 4 eggs in a recipe. :(

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

      Jen,

      I am going to email my contact your concern and see what she suggests.

      Kim

      • Jen

        awesome! thanks, kim!

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