April 11, 2011
I love that there are so many more easy and accessible options for baking gluten free these days. Especially cake mixes! Most every gluten free chocolate cake mix I have tried has turned out wonderful and moist. But for whatever reason, most every gluten free YELLOW cake mix has been dry and a very sad imitation of traditional yellow cake. I have experimented with a lot of add-ins to help it out… jello, gel cake flavoring… nothing has been quite right.
Then the Cake Mix Doctor comes to the rescue. Anne Byrn has published a ton of books with recipes that turn ordinary cake mixes into extraordinary desserts. When I saw she published a cookbook specifically for gluten free cake mixes, I pre-ordered it on Amazon.
For my son’s most recent birthday he looked through all the color pictures and picked out the Fresh Strawberry Cake. It was truly wonderful. I couldn’t believe a gluten free yellow cake mix could be transformed into a birthday cake with such nice texture and flavor! I’m excited to try out the Cookies and Cream Cake too. So happy to have this reference in my cookbook library!