Another Gluten Free Cookbook – The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free

By Heather Legg

I love the Cake Doctor cook books. The author, Ann Byrn, takes cake mixes and turns them into luscious, decadent desserts that are super easy to make. Now she has done it gluten free! I saw this cookbook the other day and was very excited!

This from the site www.cakemixdoctor.com

“Now comes sweet news for people on gluten-free diets. They can bake their cake and eat it, too. Anne Byrn shows how to transform gluten-free cake mixes into rich, decadent, easy-to-make, impossible-to-resist desserts. Performing the magic that’s made her a best-selling baking author with more than 3.3 million copies of her books in print, she doctors mixes with additions like almond extract, fresh berries, cocoa powder, grated coconut, cinnamon, lime zest, and more – naturally, all gluten-free ingredients. Dessert is back on the menu!”

I’m even more excited to see that there is a recipe for my favorite of all of her cakes, the darn good chocolate cake, gluten free. This is one of those cakes that if you take it somewhere, everyone want the recipe, I mean everywhere. Now there is a place to find easy, and yummy, gluten free cakes and cookies.

Some of the other recipes in the book are german chocolate cake, easy orange layer cake, and a gluten free wedding cake. There are over 90 recipes for cakes, cupcakes, bars, brownies and cookies using gluten free cake mixes, both vanilla and chocolate. She wrote this book due to reader request. I think it will be a big success.

I took a look around and see that Betty Crocker makes a gluten free cake mix in both yellow and devil’s food, made in a gluten free processing facility. Looking at the ingredients, they are made with white rice flour. If your market does not carry a gluten free baking mix, ask the manager and the store should be able to get some sort of mix for you. If you have a specific brand you want, ask for it. There are a whole lot of cakes out there waiting to be made!

On another note, but not a gluten free one, the cake doctor has created a cake mix with only five or six ingredients in them. There are no additives, preservatives or trans fats. However, these do contain bleached flour so they are NOT gluten free. But for those looking for a more natural alternative to the other cake mixes, these may be good to use.

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