Monday, August 22, 2011

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Homemade Frosting

By now you probably know how much I love baking things from scratch.  I think it's fun and easy.  This in no way makes me above making cake or brownies from a box from time to time.  Sometimes you don't feel like baking from scratch, there just isn't time, or you are in a situation without the proper ingredients.  This weekend was one of those times.

I went to Connecticut Saturday night to see my dear friend Madeline and celebrate her boyfriend's birthday.  A group of us went on a (dangerous) hike and eventually made it home for a bbq.  On our way home we stopped at the local Stop & Shop to pick up everything we needed.

The birthday boy isn't gluten free so we were just going to get some regular yellow cake mix.  I was pleasantly surprised to see they also carried Betty Crocker gluten free mixes. We got one regular yellow cake mix and one gluten free chocolate cake mix.  They were both very easy to make and baked up beautifully.  Madeline taught me how easy it is to make frosting from scratch, so that was our homemade contribution to these cakes.  I obviously didn't try the yellow cake, but the gluten free chocolate cake was really good.  In fact, several other people tried both cakes and commented on how good the chocolate cake was and that it tasted "just like normal chocolate cake".  Nice work Betty, you've pulled it off.

Madeline's Homemade Frosting
Stir together until smooth:
1 lb confectioner's sugar
1 stick soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon milk (give or take)
add cocoa powder to taste if you want chocolate frosting, and maybe some more milk for desired consistency 

1 comment:

  1. I like this post because I'm in it and also because that chocolate cake was delicious. Thanks Anya.