Several of our friends are gluten-free and we’re always experimenting with foods to find ways to treat them when we can. When The Pure Pantry asked if we’d review one of their products, we were excited to pick a Dark Chocolate Cake mix to try.
We LOVE cupcakes and so decided to use our mix to make cupcakes instead of a cake. The package made 24 cupcakes. It was quick and easy to mix up and OMG, it smelled so good baking!
Gluten-free foods are not known for tasting great. It’s not typical that there is a quality substitute for many traditional baking items, so finding a mix that is free of gluten, refined sugar, dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs AND tastes good is amazing! The Pure Pantry was created by Elizabeth Kaplan, who found out six years ago that she was celiac. A trained chef, Elizabeth set off to find out exactly what she could eat that wouldn’t make her sick. In the process, she found out that her two children also had food sensitivities. She realized that great tasting, organic, allergen free products were not readily available and that experimenting with various materials, she could create fabulous-tasting food for her family. In doing so, she wrote a cookbook and developed her company, The Pure Pantry, that creates and sells mixes for folks that desire yummy gluten-free food products.
So you can see why we were excited to try this cake!
We were not disappointed!
The cupcakes were light and moist and had a really great dark chocolate taste. Of course, it’s not a real cupcake without icing/frosting, so we made some! Not the recipe on the side of the package, but a cream cheese and butter concoction. It was the perfect taste to complement the cupcakes.
And we took them to a get-together and shared them with some friends who are gluten-free and they enjoyed them tremendously (and the thought that we had made the cupcakes for them!) and friends who don’t eat gluten-free just thought they were yummy cupcakes! Win-win!
Gluten Free Baking Starter Giveaway
A Mom Powered Media Giveaway
If you are new to Gluten-Free cooking, I would like to share a fabulous company that I get my mixes from. It makes beginning this lifestyle so much easier finding products you can make from a mix that really are good.
The Pure Pantry was started by Elizabeth Kaplan when she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002, she was disappointed in the lack of healthy, good tasting, gluten free products on the market. And I have to agree with her, that at that time it was very very hard to find yummy products to use.
I happened upon her products after my niece in Oregon said someone had brought a cake to a potluck that was vegan and really really good by a company called The Pure Pantry. You can see my original review of Elizabeth’s cookbook and her products HERE. I have not changed my opinion, if anything, I love her products even more. Here is the chocolate cake my granddaughter is enjoying that I made with The Pure Pantry Chocolate Cake mix and I used coconut oil.
Elizabeth has really expanded her website, you need to check it out. It now include recipes, grocery shopping tips, traveling tips along with tips for eating in and out!
Discount Coupon Code:
We are offering a great deal for Pure Pantry Products!! You can go to http://thepurepantry.com/shopping/ and use the following discount code for 25% off your first order on their website. Enter coupon code: FALL2014 The code is entered at checkout and expires November 30! Enjoy this fall with fabulous mixes that are yummy and proven.
The Pure Pantry Gluten Free Baking Starter Kit Giveaway:
Elizabeth is giving away to one lucky reader a fabulous Gluten Free Baking Starter Kit pictured above! The Kit includes her cookbook, “Fresh From Elizabeth’s Kitchen,” 3 cookie mixes and her all purpose baking mix! Everything you need to get you started on a gluten-free diet!
This giveaway is open to US only and ends October 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter on the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!
Disclosure: Participating blogs did not receive monetary compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. If you have any questions about this giveaway please contact Colleen at My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life.