I apologize for being absent for so long. I ended up having to take the week off because the holidays got so crazy. Since my last post was about what I was serving for Christmas Eve I figured I would make this post be a mini-review of the King Arthur Flour gluten free chocolate cake mix which I used to make the cupcakes for Christmas Eve.
King Arthur Flour Company has been making flour (sorry, the gluten kind) since 1790. By 1990 King Arthur was supplying all kinds of baking supplies to bakers everywhere. Since then they have been running middle school outreach programs. They also opened their own baking school in Norwich, Vermont and became an employee-owned business in 2004.
I found King Arthur Flour chocolate cake mix at my local grocery store in the gluten free section but I’ve seen it in many of the stores around here. It was a little more expensive than the other mixes on the shelf but since it was Christmas Eve and I was planning on serving it to gluten eating people, I thought it was worth splurging.
I was pleasantly surprised with this mix. I prepared it according to the box. Extra ingredients I needed to add included 4 eggs, 1 1/3 cups of water and 2/3 cup of vegetable oil. The box states that “prepared as directed, this product is non-dairy.” This worked out great for the dairy free people at my Christmas Eve gathering. The box also states that the mix is kosher and free from preservatives.
So the whole box made 18 cupcakes, not the 24 cupcakes the box states. This ended up being ok since I didn’t need more than that but keep this in mind when you bake them. The texture was perfect… moist and not crumbly. The taste was also very good. At first I thought there wasn’t quite enough chocolate taste. Fortunately, after they sat in the refrigerator they tasted much more chocolatey. I topped them with both chocolate and vanilla frosting which seemed to be liked equally by my guests, both gluten and gluten free.
Overall, I would say King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Chocolate cake mix was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the cupcakes. I thought they tasted just like regular cupcakes and were well worth the extra cost. I will definitely be buying them again. Next time I’ll have to try their gluten free yellow cake mix, since I still haven’t found one that I like.