Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Cake & Frosting Review

My mom surprised us yesterday with a few gluten free treats, which was definitely a nice surprise! Today we made the Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix with the Cherrybrook Kitchen Vanilla Frosting.

The Chocolate Cake mix turned out GREAT. The texture and flavor were wonderful. I used coconut oil as my oil of choice and it tasted SO yummy. I wish the cake mix didn't use white rice flour, evaporated cane juice, and brown sugar (I much prefer whole grains and honey or maple syrup for sweeteners), but for the occassional splurge it was good. I give this product four out of five stars.

The Vanilla Frosting was different. I hated that it had corn syrup in it, which is what has kept me from purchasing it to try in the past, but since my mother bought it I decided to give it a whirl. The texture was not easily spreadable and it was more of a sticky gooey frosting than a nice creamy spreadable one. It was way too sweet as well. I will not be purchasing this product in the future. I give it one out of five stars.