Monday, May 10, 2010

Black Forest cake for Mother's Day

My husband, Michael made a wonderful Black Forest Cake for me for Mother's Day this year.  My absolute favorite is chocolate, tart cherries, and whipped cream.  So how can you go wrong with that combination?!  Instead of making the chocolate cake from scratch though, Michael made the cake from a box mix from King Arthur Gluten-free Flour Mix. 



We were all so surprised at incredibly easy it was to make.  All he had to do was add 4 eggs, water, vanilla, and oil and combine these ingredients with the mix.  We were shocked at how wonderfully moist, and smooth textured this cake was.  No gritty texture and no funky after taste of beans.  It had an amazing deep chocolate flavor to it.
 

If my husband can make a cake from this mix, so can anyone.  The chocolate cake rose quite nicely and was easy to frost.  Michael filled the cake with a tart cherry preserves, and our daughter Autumn helped him to decorate the cake with freshly whipped cream.


This is one of the gluten-free mixes that was sent to me from King Arthur Flour Mix for a review.  I usually make my chocolate cakes from scratch, and I am very picky about how my chocolate cake turns out.  It has to be moist, smooth, not dense, not gritty, extremely chocolately, and unable for folks to tell it is gluten-free cake. 

I will say that King Arthur's Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix is a very close second. Aside from having to melt my own chocolate, and add warm butter and milk you can barely tell the difference. From now on, in pinch I would gladly resort to King Arthur's Gluten- Free Chocolate Cake Mix. That's not easy for me to say since I pride myself on making all of my cakes from scratch.

I was greatly surprised and pleased to have such an delectable gluten-free Black Forest Cake Mother's Day, that I did not have to make myself.  I was very happy to have the break, and very proud of my husband and daughter.





 














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