Monday, March 05, 2012

Namaste Gluten Free Spice Cake Review

When I received my giveaway prize package it was such a treat to get three free mixes to try out.It was even greater that I was able to get a cake mix, because I love to bake and of course I love review. So when I made this cake mix I made sure to get my camera ready and help share the recipe experience. 

Now the mix that I received was the Namaste Gluten Free Spice Cake Mix.A mix that gives you the choice to make 2 round cakes, a 9x13 inch cake or 12 cupcakes.They also included four recipe options to give you lots of room to be creative. For me I chose to make their carrot cake variation recipe as a 9x 13 inch length. For the recipe all I had to do was follow their basic instructions.It was pretty simple as most mixes.You will see how quick and easy it is by following the recipe below.

The Recipe

I preheated the oven at 350 F and then greased a 9 x 13 inch pan with PAM baking spray.Pam is a great product to use for a quick grease and I grantee no sticking.Then I peeled and grated 1 1/2 carrots, which came to over a cup. It ask for a 1 cup, but pfft more is always better.Then I set everything aside.

I cracked in a few eggs in a medium bowl, poured in 3/4 cup of cold water and then added 2/3 cup canola oil.Whisked it away till it was combined.I love to whisk, its so much fun.

Then I added the whole package of cake mix into a large bowl.Slightly mixed it with a wooden spoon.The flour blend smelled so good.Very strong of cloves,nutmeg and cinnamon.

Then I slowly added the egg mixture into the dry mix.Blended it with my hand held mixer till fully combined.What a great color...

Then I added in the best ingredient,the carrot.Lightly folded it in with a rubber spatula and poured the batter into the greased pan.Already looks delicious.

Then I placed it in the oven and baked it for about 40 minutes, until toothpick clean.I let it cool for a few minutes and then everyone wanted a piece right away.I cut them into squares and served.


The recipe was super simple and I loved that I was given choices.The overall carrot cake was a big hit and everyone loved it. It was wonderfully moist and soft.It had a great balance between a dense and light textured cake.The flavor was even surprising for me as a cake mix.It had a great strong spice flavor along side the carrot.There is also no way you be able to tell that this cake was gluten free.It was exactly like a homemade carrot cake just minus the cream cheese frosting.  It even got better over time as well.The colder it was the more flavor you had and the denser it got.It was delicious and I'm thankful I was able to try it and share it with all of youI've got nothing really negative to say about it.So I'm giving this cake mix a 3 out of 3. Great job Namaste!

Anyways,don't fear everyone I still have a half a package of Namaste Waffle & Pancake Mix.
Have a great day everyone!