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Baking a Gluten-Free Cake from Pamela’s Products


| 12/9/2009 1:42:55 PM


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.



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