The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free
by Anne Byrn
Thirty million Americans are gluten-intolerant or have a gluten sensitivity, eliminating it from their diets because gluten-a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley-has been implicated in health issues ranging from respiratory problems and abdominal discomfort to anemia, anxiety, and infertility. The food industry has bullishly taken notice. Gluten-free baking products, i...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 8th 2010 by Workman Publishing
(first published November 24th 2010)
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This book contains her usual versions of doctored box mix recipes. I was hoping the recipes would be as successful as her other books, but I found the results unsatisfying. Although gluten free recipes usually come out disappointing when compared to the real thing, I was expecting better. But this book seems to be just another jump on the bandwagon to cash in on the current trend.
The recipes sound absolutely amazing, and the book is packed full of tips and suggestions, as well as alternate versions of many of the recipes. We have loved every recipe that we have tried so far, especially the Honey Bun Cake, Snickerdoodle Cake, the Cookies & Cream Cake, and the Orange Cheesecake Squares. My taste testers include both the gluten intolerant (including me) and those who can eat gluten, and all of them have raved about the cakes. The directions are easy to follow - I did no...more
Apr 21, 2011 Kat rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is another in the long line of Cake Doctor books. The recipes in this book are easy to follow, and taste great. The only downside to the book is that it calls for either gluten-free yellow or chocolate cake mix and then "doctors" those up. But, anyone with a gluten or wheat intolerance probably has a cook book that includes a recipe for gluten free yellow and chocolate cake mix and can use that to make items completely from scratch.
Good ideas for using a store-bought gluten-free cake mix. Copied several recipes to try out. Quite a few called for gelatin or pudding mix but only used half a package - seems like the other half would be wasted if you didn't bake something else right away.