Sunday, October 24, 2010

Product Review: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devils Food Cake Mix

I didn't want to bake a cake from scratch for my own birthday party, so I bought this Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake and let Shawn bake it for me.

Shawn isn't one to cook, at all, but he followed directions and made a completely edible cake.  I was a bit surprised.  Shawn is the type of cook that literally can burn water.  The picture above is what was inside the box.  Simple enough, one bag of powder.

The directions seemed simple enough also, add the bag of powder to some water, butter, and eggs.

Pour into a cake pan and bake.

Cool and frost with a Betty Crocker Gluten Free frosting, Shawn chose fudge.

It was a bit dry, a bit bland (except for the frosting), and a bit heavy on the rice flour.  All in all, it was a boxed cake.  I think most gluten free people will be very happy with a simple store bought boxed cake mix.  It is a good substitute for made from scratch cake if you don't have the time to invest.  Shawn liked it better than I did.  Don't get me wrong.  It was good.  It was as good as most any other boxed cake mix.

I would buy it and use it again if I were pinched for time.  The light spongy textured cake wasn't the worst gluten free cake I have ever tasted.


  1. Just stumbled upon your blog and can't wait to try your bread recipe! But wanted to say we have these boxed cake mixes in the pantry and for GF, they are pretty good, but do taste like 2 day old cake, but edible and great for 3 kindergarteners to enjoy for their birthday dinners! :)

  2. As with most gluten free cake mixes, adding an extra 1/2 c oil helps! It makes it very moist and edible!This one calls for 3 eggs, some only use 2 and you def need 3 always for GF.

  3. I made cupcakes using the lowest temperature and lowest time recommend & they came out moist

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