Baking a Gluten-Free Cake from Pamela’s Products

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I baked a gluten-free Classic Vanilla Cake with cake mix from Pamela’s Products for Natural Home’s assistant editor Kim Wallace’s birthday. Baking a gluten-free cake was a bit different than baking with Betty Crocker. Check out the pictures of the process and learn from some of my mistakes when you try baking mixes from Pamela’s Products.

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The mixture after combinging the eggs, oil, water and cake mix.

Making the cake was fairly simple. Just dump the cake mix in a bowl and add the eggs, oil, water and optional almond flavoring. Stir the ingredients and pour the mixture into a lightly greased pan. Bake the cake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. My cake took slightly longer than 30 minutes for the middle to completely bake.

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The cake mixture before going into the 325-degree oven.

After I let the cake cool, I made the vanilla frosting. This required combining butter, water and the frosting mix together. As I stirred the ingredients together I was surprised by the color of the frosting. I had expected a bright, snowy white color, but instead the frosting resembled more of an oatmeal color.

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Spreading the vanilla frosting on the cake.

When I slathered the frosting on the cake, I had a hard time getting the frosting to stick to the sides of the cake. (This may have been my fault, because I added a little more water to the mixture than the directions called for because I thought it was too sticky.) The mix created a bit more frosting than the cake required. You could save it to use on a batch of cupcakes.

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The finished product using Pamela's Products cake mix and frosting mix.

Although the frosting had a hard time sticking to the sides, my cake tasted delicious! It’s hard to believe that it’s gluten-free. Try Pamela’s Products cake mixes and tell me in the comments section how they turn out.

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Assistant editor, Kim Wallace, enjoying her cake!