Monday, March 31, 2014

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake Mix & Homemade ChocolateFrosting

My daughters and I love chocolate!  When it comes to cake, cupcakes, or cookies, we usually choose something with chocolate in it.  

We have been buying Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake Mix from Publix since the product was released.  I have tried other brands, but this one is our favorite for making chocolate cupcakes.  

The ingredient list is pretty simple -- sugar, rice flour, potato starch, cocoa, tapioca starch, leavening, salt and guar gum.

The directions are pretty simple too -- In a mixer, beat the cake mix with 1 cup of water, 1 stick of softened butter and three eggs, then pour into a pan.  I use large eggs at room temperature, and unsalted butter.  You can make an an 8x8, 9x9, or an 8 or 9 inch round cake with this mix, or 18 cupcakes. 

My girls and I love cupcakes, so that's always the option I choose.  The directions say to bake cupcakes at 350 degrees for 18 to 23 minutes, but I only cook them for 17 minutes.  

I don't mind buying a box mix that has similar ingredients to what I would use at home, but I don't like to purchase store bought frosting.  The ingredients list is usually pretty scary, and it is so easy to make homemade frosting.  Plus, it really does taste so much better!  Here's my recipe:

Creamy Chocolate Frosting


2 C powdered sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 C heavy whipping cream
1/2 C (1 stick) softened salted butter


Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa into the bowl of a mixer, then stir in the heavy cream.  Add the butter, and beat until smooth on medium speed.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes enough frosting for 18 cupcakes.

I use Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa, purchased from amazon.  It's the brand of Dutch process cocoa recommended by Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

I store my leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator. 

Do you like to doctor up cake mixes?  The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free has a lot of great ideas for making cakes, cookies, brownies, and bars with gluten free mixes.  

Betty Crocker also makes gluten free chocolate brownie mix, chocolate chip cookie mix, yellow cake mix, and sugar cookie mix.  

November 18, 2014

Today, I made brownies using Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Mix.  I cooked them in my 9 inch pie plate for 27 minutes in a 325 degree oven.  Served with some vanilla ice cream, they were a huge hit with my whole family.  Nina, our international student, liked them so much, she wants to take a box back to China to make with her mom over Christmas break.  She told me they don't have brownies in China.  

The brownie mix contains sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), cocoa processed with alkali, rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, xanthan gum, and salt.  Allergen warning: contains soy ingredients.  

The brownie mix is super simple to make.  I added 1/2 stick of melted unsalted butter and two room temp eggs to the mix, stirred, then added the batter to my greased pie pan.  I purchased the mix from Publix.  


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