Cake Mixes That Prove How Good Gluten-Free Can Be (Kosher, Too!)
CAPSULE REPORT: We’re not a special diets publication, but we do review “the best of the best.” 1-2-3 Gluten Free cake mixes belong firmly in this category. While they’re a godsend to people with gluten allergies, they’re so good that all friends and family will happily dig in. The company also makes gluten-free bread mix (biscuits, corn bread, rolls) and a gluten-free pancake mix; the products are certified kosher by Chicago Rabbinical Council. This is Page 1 of a two-page article; click on the black links below to visit Page 2.
Eureka! Another great company is making magnificent mixes for the gluten-allergic. And the mixes are so good that everyone in the house will be grabbing for them.
Like a number of gluten-free ventures (see Glow Cookies, another NIBBLE favorite), 1-2-3 is a business of a Cleveland mother-daughter team. Diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago, the adult daughter made do with gluten-free products available in the marketplace—not such great stuff. However, when two nieces and a nephew were diagnosed with celiac disease, she wanted them to enjoy not only delicious baked goods, but gluten-free versions of what their friends were eating, from brownies to pigs-in-a-blanket.
When you taste how good these mixes are, there’s no surprise that omnivores and celiacs alike were equally enthusiastic. With encouragement from her mother and other family members, 1-2-3 Gluten Free was born. The name indicates how quick and easy it is to turn these mixes into treats that everyone will enjoy.
The products are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility that is also nut-free allergen-free and kosher. All ingredients are listed on the website.
Gluten-Free Cake Mixes
Are you dying to sink your teeth into a scrumptious, moist piece of cake? You’ve got it!
Delightfully Gratifying Bundt Pound Cake Mix. This mix makes a 12-cup bundt, two 9" round layers for a birthday cake or two loaf pans from this mix. It has a hint of lemon; you can add the zest of a lemon to the mix for a lemon pound cake, or toss in chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit or anything in your food plan.
Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake Mix. Here’s your wonderful chocolate birthday cake or cupcakes galore (each package makes 24 cupcakes, or two layers of cake).
Peri's Perfect Chocolate Bundt Pound Cake Mix. Prefer your cake chocolate? Choose this one, as flexible as the yellow cake, to create a variety of tempting forms.
The pound cake mixes can be made in different ways.Photos courtesy 1-2-3 Gluten Free.
Yummy Yellow Cake Mix. This flexible mix comes without sweetener. You add your own, be it sugar, agave, honey or other. It’s a boon to people who want a lower-glycemic sweetener than sugar. You can make a layer cake or 24 cupcakes.
But there’s more to enjoy here than a great slice of cake. Continue to Page 2 to discover the rest.