Betty…Betty…Betty…not only have you opened your arms to those who can’t eat gluten — but you’ve made great gluten-free mixes your first time out!
I was approached, as were other bloggers, to review all of the mixes and then offer a free prize pack of all four mixes plus other goodies, to my readers. While I received my “review stash” in July, I’m sure the promoters wanted me to review quickly and do the prize, but with three major running races, a death in the family, school starting, kids soccer and a new job — I took some time with this one. This way I figure the initial Betty Crocker freebies are done and people maybe wanting more right?
Reviews: Gluten-Free Mixes
The Gluten-Free Brownies. These were super good! Rich and chocolatey — and again not grainy or gritty in texture. Emma pined for these when I made them and wondered when she could have another.
The Gluten-Free Yellow Cake. I thought this one could use a little improvement as it seemed a little dry. I did make the cake for the gluten-free people at a funeral gathering and it’s possible it got dry during travel. But either way, Emma didn’t mind. She thought it was great. She let everyone who wanted a piece have one…and then pretty much ate the rest by herself.
The Gluten-Free Devil’s Food Cake. I just finally baked it Friday afternoon. We frosted it and ate it within about two to three hours of baking. The cake was awesome. So moist, not grainy. Just great.
But what I really enjoyed about these mixes was the simplicity of the ingredients I needed to add. Just eggs, butter and water in most cases (and not gobs of oil). The cake mixes fit in a small pan just like most other gluten-free cake mixes. So you’ll have to buy two mixes for a double layer cake.
Also, the price is a bit more reasonable at about $4.00 per box. It’s still about three times more than the gluteny version of Betty Crocker mixes, but not as expensive as some other gluten-free mixes out there. The gluten-free line of mixes are perfect for family members who want to bake something without buying an expensive mix or tons of gluten-free ingredients they may never use again.
Alright here goes — in 24 hours I’ll be picking from my registered users for the winner of this fabulous prize package pictured above!!