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Nov 9, 2011 12:17 PM

Best gluten-free yellow cake mix?

I want to make a GF rum-glazed bundt cake for Thanksgiving, but am having trouble finding a GF yellow cake mix. Are there any out there that are good? If not, can you recommend a great recipe for a GF version of the cake? Or am I making my life unnecesarily complicated???? Thanks!

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  1. Try They have a large selection of gluten-free mixes. I have no need for them, so I haven't tried them.

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    1. re: roxlet

      That was the first place I checked, but they only have a mix for chocolate cake. Thanks though.

      1. re: The Librarian

        OK, sorry! Other than that, I have no clue. But they do have gluten-free flour, and I am sure they also have recipes to make cake from them -- in case you can't find what you're looking for...

    2. i know somebody that recommended Barry Farms, but cannot myself confirm.

      my version i continue to toy with...

      2 tsp tapioca starch
      1 cup water
      Put these over heat, stirring to dissolve starch, then cook until translucent.

      1 1/2 cups white rice flour
      1/2 cup tapioca flour
      1/4 cup potato starch
      1 tsp salt
      3/4 - 1 tsp baking soda
      2 1/2 - 3 tsp baking powder
      1 1/4 cups white sugar
      Mix in a mixer til blended.

      3 eggs
      1/8 cup sour cream
      1 cup milk
      2 tsp - 1 tbsp vanilla
      Mix together.

      1/2 cup butter, melted

      Add the melted butter and a spoonful of the other wet ingredients to the dry and mix til coarse crumbs. Add in rest of wet ingredients, in 2-3 go's, scraping down the bowl as necessary.

      Pour into 2 8 or 9 inch cake pans and bake at 350 til golden but not brown.

      Note: sometimes i do 6 tbsp of butter (sometimes browned, but not for a traditional yellow cake, though i think it would pair nicely with the rum glaze) and 2- 2 1/2 tbsp cream cheese instead of just 8 tbsp of butter.

      1. I really like the Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix. It should be available in most regular grocery stores, too. Check on the Betty Crocker website - they have 'cake doctor' type recipes for using their mixes. Might even be a rum cake there...
        Good Luck,

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        1. re: PamelaD

          Thanks! Actually the recipe I'm considering is from the Cake Doctor gluten-free baking cookbook.

          1. re: PamelaD

            sorry to say i can't second BC... had a friend who did tastings of the BC GF line... came out crumbly and not particularly tender both times she made it...

            def consider Barry Farms if you go mix...

          2. Pamela's. It's actually better than regular cake mixes.

            1. Bringing it to the top. I too am looking for a good GF yellow cake mix to make a dessert for a friend.