Sometimes, when we’re in a hurry, it’s nice to be able to grab a mix out of the pantry and whip up some treats for our friends or family. I’ve always kept a few GF cake mixes on hand and they’re quite good. No one ever knows they’re gluten free. In fact, at a recent birthday party for my husband, our guests all actually preferred the GF cake I made over the gluten filled bakery cake we’d ordered special for the occasion!
Betty Crocker, King Arthur, and Beyond the Grain are three of the brands my family and friends enjoy.
Beyond the Grain may not be as well known as the other two, but it’s just as tasty. Mixes can be ordered on Amazon. A single package will yield 12 cupcakes, but as with the Betty Crocker (and most of the King Arthur mixes), you will need two packages of the Beyond the Grain to make one double layer cake.
You can also substitute some of the ingredients (like the milk or eggs) for those you’re able to tolerate. For example, you can swap out the buttermilk for a non-dairy milk.
Note: I did want to mention that the baking time, as shown on the Beyond the Grain package, is longer than was necessary (for me). My cupcakes only take 18 minutes. As I always like to remind people, oven temperatures may vary so be sure and keep an eye on them. It would be a shame for them to come out dry.
See how pretty they turned out?
And they tasted super yummy too!
I made these to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by simply adding a little GF green food coloring to the frosting, but you could also add it to the cake batter, if you like!