Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix

You know you've got a great friend when your non-celiac friend requests a gluten free birthday cake just so you can have some. Talk about rockage. Gluten free enchiladas to boot? Makes me feel like it's my birthday! Like I said, that's a great friend right there. Happy 25th birthday to Missy!

The cake they chose: Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix.

It was really good. Missy commented on how good it smelled as it was baking. We were all stuffed on enchiladas so we only had a few bites, but another non-celiac friend of ours ate his entire piece and agreed that it was really good. I took a peek at the directions, and they seemed pretty simple; you have to add only a few ingredients.

The cake is very moist, with a nice chocolate flavor and soft texture. It's got a good mouth feel. The cake is not very sweet by itself, and was very tasty with a dusting of powdered sugar. We didn't add frosting so I don't know how the sweetness of a frosting would complement the cake. I imagine it would be delicious without being overly sweet.

Will I finish the leftovers I got to take home? Oh yes. I know I'll have some with my coffee for breakfast- I won't be able to help myself.

Would I buy this and make it myself? Definitely.


Dana aka Gluten Free In Cleveland said...

Glad you had such success with the cake!

I used pamela's chocolate cake mix to make my boyfriend's birthday cake last fall, and gluten-eating his sister-in-law hasn't stopped asking me for the recipe, she just can't seem to believe it's from a mix!

I used the mocha variation (ie, put coffee in place of the water) and used cherrybrook farms chocolate icing and it was amaaazing.

Here, see for yourself:

- Dana :)

Stacey said...

It's so nice when others enjoy it as well. Pamela's mixes are pretty decent. Sign up for their newsletter list and they have tons of giveaways. I won some cake mixes not too long ago.

Absolutely Not Martha said...

cake looks SO DELISH--yay for awesome friends! (thanks for your sweet blog comment btw.)

I Am Gluten Free said...

The cake looks excellent. I love everything made by Pamela's. And what a great friend you have!