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Product Review: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mixes: Devil’s Food Cake & Yellow Cake

Posted Aug 10 2009 10:07pm
After trying the Betty Crocker brownie mix with decent results, I moved on to the gluten free cake mixes - the yellow and devil’s food flavors. I was especially eager to see how good these mixes were simply because of the price. I can purchase these locally for $3.79 at my local grocery store- $1 cheaper than the yummy Pamela’s gluten free cake mix. Gluten free mixes are expensive, and having a more affordable option is always a bonus.
So how did Betty Crocker measure up?
Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food cake mix: My favorite of the two by a long shot. This mix was moist and a little more dense  (not quite as spongy) than the original Betty Crocker cake mix.  The flavor was rich and chocolaty and almost exactly like their non-GF mix. This mix is great and doesn’t last long at my house! I did manage to hide one cupcake in my fridge, all wrapped up, and it was still moist and yummy 5 days later. Rating: 4  stars
(Ingredients: sugar, rice flour, potato starch, cocoa processed with alkali, tapioca starch, leavening ( baking soda, sodium acid pyrophsphate, monocalcium phosphate), salt, guar gum )
Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow cake mix: Meh- this cake mix is just so-so. I have made this cake twice, and both times it was very crumbly and dry with a buttery flavor and a twinge of a strange after-taste. In all honesty though, I have yet to taste a gluten free yellow cake mix that is really good. I was disappointed with this one.  Rating: 3 stars
(Ingredients: rice flour, potato starch, sugar, leavening ( baking soda, sodium acid pyrophopshate, monocalcium phosphate), xanthan gum, salt)
*Each mix makes 12 generous cupcakes or a single layer cake.
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If you want to try these mixes, your best bet is to check the baking section of your local grocery store or Walmart supercenter.
To purchase in bulk, click on the amazon.com link below for more information:

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