Review: Wholesome Chow Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix - Celiac Disease
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Aug 6 2012

Review: Wholesome Chow Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix

It was just over a week ago that I shared my review of the Wholesome Chow Lavender Cake mix.  I promised that I would share my thoughts on the chocolate cake mix once I made it and I am here to hold true to my promise.

Once again, the instructions were very clear and this cake was super-easy to bake.  I simply added milk and oil, mixed in a bowl and tossed into my oven.  I added cow’s milk, but if you wanted to keep the cake vegan, any non-dairy milk should work.  The package called for the use of a 9-inch or cupcake pan.  I only have an 8-inch pan and that worked just fine.  More about the cake mix:

Craving a soft, rich and EXOTIC Chocolate Cake? Wholesome Chow’s Organic Gluten Free Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix is easily prepared in less than 45 minutes! Organic Lavender buds and Organic Cocoa Powder add an aromatic flavor to a decadent classic cake that is sure to please!

Ingredients: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder, Organic Potato Starch, Organic Tapioca Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Aluminum-Free Baking Powder (Sodium acid pyrophosphate, Sodium bicarbonate, Corn starch, Monocalcium phosphate), Xanthan Gum, Evaporated Sea Salt, Organic Lavender Flowers.

This cake is not only free of gluten, but it is also free of egg, dairy, casein, peanut, nut and corn.

I had wonderful plans to ice this cake with a homemade frosting made with Dry Lavender Soda, but time got away from me, so I used a cream cheese frosting that I had on hand.


This cake is another home run from Wholesome Chow!  While I still think that the original Lavender Cake mix is my favorite, this one comes in close behind.  The combination of chocolate, lavender and cream cheese was fantastic!  I shared the cake with a few non-gluten-free friends who also raved about it!

Wholesome Chow products can be found at some retail locations, including 375+ Homegoods stores, and online.  The products are made in a dedicated allergen-free facility:

We are also proud to say our entire line of Gluten Free & Vegan Baking Mixes is produced in a 100% dedicated Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Casein, Peanut and Tree Nut free facility.  We also have the following certifications to ensure we are continuously keeping this safety standard: Certified Gluten Free (CSA) and Certified Kosher and Vegan (Earth Kosher).

Have you tried any of the Wholesome Chow mixes?  Have you ever tried lavender before?

*** I received this product free of charge as part of a prize package.  The thoughts and opinions shared in this post are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

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!


  1. Thanks for the great review of our products Kim!!

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