Following our trial of the pizza mix and bread mix from Freebake, both of which we liked, we were enthusiastic about trying the cake mix.
Daughter set to with Best Friend to make the cake (after downloading the instructions from the internet, as before) and made two cakes which we sandwiched together with chocolate flavoured icing.
I have to say, this cake was not a success. It was dry and quite ‘bread-like’ in consistency – though not as good as the bread mix itself. It is possible that the two girls didn’t make the best cake they could (there was a great deal of hilarity, and they were obviously having far too good a time cooking together), and so this might not have been a fair trial, but I threw the cake away after our first slices (none of which were completed).
A sad disappointment after the success of the bread and pizza mixes. However, since the trial pack comes with a single sachet of each of the bread, pizza, cake mixes and one of plain flour (we still have the plain flour to test), if you buy the trial pack, you will be able to test the cake mix yourself.
If you are considering buying the Freebake mixes, I would recommend the trial pack first, as the normal packs come with six sachets of mix each – quite a lot if you decide you don’t like it. On the other hand, you could always pass them on to another coeliac who may prefer them.
I’ve written a book summarising what we’ve learnt over 20 years of dealing with the gluten free diet, and it might be just what you’re looking for. It packs the lessons we’ve learned into what I hope is a helpful and straightforward guidebook. It’s available on Amazon, as a paperback or for your Kindle…