Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Sure Thing: Gluten-free cakes, cupcakes, donuts & more...

There is one question I get more than any other when it comes to cooking for someone who is do I make a birthday cake that will compare to a "regular" cake?

And here is my quick and dirty answer.  I am going to give it to you straight...Betty Crocker.  Yeah, that's right....Betty Crocker! And my other secret...buttermilk...but shhhhh, you didn't hear that part. And no one is paying me, or compensating me to say this.

Sure, it's not organic or full of ancient grains....but for that special occasion, it gets the job done.  Forget being clean, and just embrace the cake mix for this one occasion, because you will receive endless compliments, and not because it is good for a gluten-free cake, but because it is good for any cake!

I use Betty Crocker gluten-free yellow cake mix for donuts, cupcakes, birthday cakes, pineapple upside down cake, and even mini balsamic strawberry shortcakes (pictured above).  And when the cake mix calls for water, replace it with buttermilk, you will not be disappointed.  You are guaranteed to have  super fluffy and moist results.  If you don't tell people it is gluten-free, which is what I did with the pictured above when I brought it to a party, no one will know! I promise.

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