In a health craze, we tend to ignore the pre-packaged cake mixes on the shelf. However, after the time, energy, and thought placed into these products, they are a great jumpstart to your gluten free dessert! Today, we’ll delve in and spruce up Betty Crocker’s GF Yellow Cake Mix to make it egg free too 🙂
Betty Crocker is a recognizable name for anyone, not just those of us with allergies. Her GF chocolate chip cookies are to die for and simple to make egg free. However, the cake mix takes a bit more work because we need to substitute for 3 EGGS!!!! Let the panic begin…
3 eggs is a lot of egg to replace. At some point, we’re trying to create an omelette without an egg (which is do-able by the way). To get these cupcakes to be moist and to rise, we’ll have to call in all the past egg replacers from far and wide!!
I began my first batch with my go-to canola oil, baking powder, and water combo, but it couldn’t provide the necessary moistness. In my next attempt, almost a cup of applesauce turned out to be simply too much! My final recipe calls of a combination of strategies using applesauce, bananas, xanthan gum, baking powder, and extra vanilla. It’s a true delight!
But that’s not all for today. We also have a new product on our local grocery store shelves: Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Vanilla Icing! For me, the icing was too thin for a cupcake, but this was no problem at all, I just had to mix in a little extra powdered sugar. While Cherrybook’s icing is quite expensive for the size, it’s sweetness is the first I’ve found that’s gluten, dairy, and egg free on the shelf. So while it won’t be a weekly purchase, it’s nice to splurge on every once in awhile : )
P.S: I love and adore Betty Crocker’s cake mix, but we will not be delving into her chocolate cake mix 🙁 For some reason (don’t ask me why), it contains tapioca- my pesky allergy!
Update: This is no longer my favorite cupcake mix, but if you’re going to try it egg-free, this is my suggestion!
Ingredients For Cupcakes For Frosting Cupcakes Recipe Preheat the oven to 350. Frosting Recipe Place one jar of Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Vanilla Frosting in a mixing bowl. Update: Make your own buttercream frosting with my new recipe! Tips & Tricks
Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 350.
Place one jar of Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Vanilla Frosting in a mixing bowl. Update: Make your own buttercream frosting with my new recipe!
Tips & Tricks