Are you a cake mix type of gal?
If yes, than this is a great one to try. I tested Pamela’s Classic Vanilla Cake
+ Frosting Mix
over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Of course, it’s gluten-free, with organic ingredients too. I substituted some of the required liquid amount for strawberry puree (1/3 cup for the cake, 4 Tablespoons for the icing), which made the cake a pretty soft pink
and added a hint of strawberry flavor. It also made it look super girly, which I liked – and the boys didn’t mind one bit!
have been around since 1988. They are a range of allergen-free and depending on your dietary needs, you can select a product using this handy guide.
I made this cake using coconut oil, so it would be dairy-free and it turned out fluffy and moist.
For the icing, I also used coconut oil (I refrigerated it for 10 minutes, just to get the same consistency as margarine), and instead of adding the recommended amount of water to the mix, I added strawberry puree. It tasted delicious as is, and the strawberries just complimented the vanilla perfectly.
I used two wooden skewers, some craft string and individual foam letters to make a decorative banner and surprise Mr. and Little Smith with a sweet treat. I got the desired effect; smiles all around.
I’d like to dedicate this pretty cake to Celiac Awareness. May is Celiac Awareness Month
both in the U.S. and in Canada. Click here for 10 Ways to Raise Awareness about this disease
and here for Canadian resources.
I don’t have Celiac Disease, but I do have a gluten intolerance and experienced many of the similar symptoms as those with Celiac do, before having finally been properly diagnosed. Although statistics are not readily available, it is estimate that 1 in 133 persons in Canada are affected by celiac disease. (For further information on celiac and gluten intolerance: celiac.ca
In honor of raising awareness, I’m having a giveaway (actually, I’ll be having many…stay tuned)! One lucky reader will get to try Pamela’s Products for themselves! Awesome, right?
Here’s the deal: Enter to win via the giveaway tab on my facebook page or CLICK HERE to go directly to the contest page and enter the giveaway!
The winner will receive 1 Classic Vanilla Cake Mix and 1 Vanilla Frosting Mix (as shown). The products will be shipped directly to your home address (no shipping costs).
This giveaway is open to Canadian, U.S., and International Residents.
Giveaway closes May 4th, 11:59pm EDT
* This is not a paid post, my views are solely my own opinions.
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