Try itFeb/Mar 2017 Issue

Gluten-Free Cake Mixes: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

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We stirred, baked and tasted our way through lots of gluten-free vanilla and yellow cake mixes on the market and discovered there’s a lot to celebrate. The only thing better than the aroma of these freshly baked cakes (and cupcakes) is the taste!

Get ready for low-stress birthday parties and other special occasions. These mixes are super easy and quick to prepare and they produce amazing results. They can also be made using egg substitutes and dairy replacements. Here are some of our favorites.


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Ardenne Farm’s Yellow Cake All Natural Baking Mix

Ardenne Farms

Ardenne Farm’s Yellow Cake All Natural Baking Mix is our top choice for its buttery vanilla flavor (even when it's made without the butter). The mix delivers soft yet sturdy cupcakes that taste like pound cake and hold up well to frosting. This certified gluten-free mix is made in a peanut-free, nut-free facility.

$4.79 for a 16-ounce box

ardennefarm.com

828-891-6260


Simple Mills’ Vanilla Cupcake & Cake Almond Flour Mix

Simple Mills

Simple Mills’ Vanilla Cupcake & Cake Almond Flour Mix contains less sugar and has a lower glycemic index than other cake mixes. Made with almond flour, coconut flour and coconut sugar, this paleo-friendly, diabetic-friendly mix is free of gluten, grains, soy, corn, dairy and gums/emulsifiers.

$7.99 for a 11.5-ounce box

simplemills.com

312-600-6196


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Better Batter’s Yellow Cake Mix

Better Batter

Better Batter’s Yellow Cake Mix makes yummy, soft cupcakes—perfect for birthdays. The mix contains anti-inflammatory turmeric as a natural food coloring, giving your cake an appealing warm-yellow hue. Free of the top 11 allergens, it’s produced in a nut-free facility and is certified gluten-free, corn-free and vegan.

$8.89 for an 18.25-ounce box

betterbatter.org

814-946-0958


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Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix

Cherrybrook Kitchen

Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix makes cupcakes that are light and airy with a touch of vanilla. The mix is made in a peanut-free and tree nut-free facility on equipment that does not produce any products that contain gluten, dairy or eggs. It’s also certified vegan.

$5.99 for a 16-ounce box

cherrybrookkitchen.com

866-I-LUV-CBK


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Hodgson Mill’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix

Hodgson Mill

Hodgson Mill’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix makes a rich, moist cake. The mix is certified gluten-free and produced in a gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut free, dairy-free and egg-free environment.

$3.79 for a 15-ounce box

hodgsonmill.com

800-525-0177


Pamela’s Products’ Non-Dairy Vanilla Cake Mix

Pamela's Products

Pamela’s Products’ Non-Dairy Vanilla Cake Mix delivers a moist, fluffy cake that tastes like your favorite birthday cake—rich and full of vanilla flavor. Certified gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.

$5.99 for a 21-ounce bag

pamelasproducts.com

707-462-6605

Produced on equipment that processes almonds, eggs, soy and milk.


Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix

Bob's Red Mill

Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix has a light taste that’s great on its own, yet mild enough to showcase added ingredients you love, like chocolate chips, coconut or cinnamon.

$4.09 for a 19-ounce bag

bobsredmill.com

800-349-2173

Made in a facility that uses tree nuts and soy.


Betty Crocker’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix

Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix is a dependable favorite. Made in a gluten-free facility without artificial colors or preservatives, it’s readily available in most grocery stores.

$4.59 for a 15-ounce box

bettycrocker.com

800-446-1898

May contain soy.


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XO Baking Company’s Vanilla Cake Gourmet Cake Mix

XO Baking Company

XO Baking Company’s Vanilla Cake Gourmet Cake Mix is made with cassava and coconut flours and contains no rice, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Certified gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified, it’s part of a rice-free line of mixes produced in an allergen-friendly, gluten-free, nut-free facility.

$8.29 for a 19-ounce box

844-962-2546


King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix

King Arthur Flour

We love the delicate taste and sturdy texture of cupcakes made with King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix. Certified gluten-free and created in a gluten-free facility, this mix produces delicious golden cupcakes.

$6.95 for a 22-ounce box

kingarthurflour.com

800-827-6836

Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer.

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