Today I headed over to Bob's Red Mill Store to see if I could pick up a few gluten free flours. While I was there I spotted their cake mixes and decided to give the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix a try. I was a bit skeptical. I've tried the gluten free pancake mix and didn't care much for the texture. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This cake mix is fantastic. It bakes up light and moist and has a rich chocolate taste. I would eat this even if I wasn't trying to cut out gluten. It's made with garbanzo bean flour. I didn't tell my kids this fact until after their first bite. ;)
I followed the recipe on the package except for one change. I used strong coffee instead of water for a mocha cupcake. I used almond milk and Smart Balance as well so this recipe is gluten and dairy free. The frosting is a basic creamy white with peppermint and vanilla extracts.
I hope you can find this mix over your way. Pick it up if you can, you'll love it!
Have a fun St Paddy's Day!