April 28, 2014

Product Review: Orgran Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix

Vanilla Cake

I thought I would put a review on the website of Orgran’s gluten and dairy free Vanilla Cake Mix. Honestly, I usually make all my own cakes from scratch but I was interested to see the results I would get using a packet mix, and I was impressed by the results.

This mix is suitable for people with multiple food allergies as it is gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, GMO free, soya free and vegan.

You have the choice of either making this cake vegan by adding water and vegetable oil or you can add dairy free spread and eggs. As I can eat eggs I made it using dairy free spread and eggs so my review is based on the non-vegan version.

It is extremely easy to make, you just add water, eggs and dairy free spread to the contents of the cake mix and beat for 4 minutes. Pour the mixture into a 6” cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 30-35 minutes.

As the cake was cooking it filled the kitchen with a lovely warm vanilla smell. I had to cook the cake for about 5-10 minutes longer than the packet stated to ensure that it was cooked through and had that lovely golden crust.

The cake had a light, soft texture but also that just baked golden crust you get on homemade cakes. It had a lovely taste, you could really pick up the vanilla. I cut the cake in half and filled it was strawberry jam and dairy free buttercream before serving.

I would recommend you try this product as it would be perfect to have in the store cupboard for emergencies or would be great for people to buy if they had someone visiting with food allergies. The only negative I would say is the size of the cake is fairly small, I think to get the cake shown on the box you would need to buy two packets of mix and sandwich them together with buttercream.

You can purchase this product by clicking on the following link: Buy Vanilla Cake Mix at Real Foods


Raw sugar, Rice Flour,Maize starch, Potato starch, Maize flour, Dextroxe from maize, Raising agents;sodium bicarbonate, Monocalcium phosphate, Monoglycerides from vegetable, Salt, Natural vanilla flavour (0.4%), Vegetable gums: Carboxymethylcellulose,Carrageenan, Guar gum.

Vanilla Cake Mix

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