Monday, September 26, 2011

chocolate sweet, less the wheat

I am totally not a baker... love to cook, but still haven't really gotten into the baking. So when my sister's birthday dinner came up, and a wheat free desert option was a must, I volunteered to make the cake?! My memory of a store bought wheat free cake at a work function years ago left me with memories of a dry and inedible cake that everyone politely moved around their plates or smuggled into their napkins, so I figured I would spare my sis the same culinary torture. Anyhoo, rather than start from scratch (since, yes, it has already been established, I don't really bake), I thought I would try a store bought wheat-free cake mix.... and lo and behold, it was really good! And yes, please don't make fun of my amateur cake decor... that unfortunately, I had to do from scratch!

7 comments:

Isobel said...

Looks jolly good, wherever it originated! Folks have to start somewhere! Didn't know there were wheat free cake mixes - that's an improvement on when we lived in Alberta in the 1980's. Hope everyone, especially the birthday girl, enjoyed it.

Meeling said...

Yum!! I don't think I've ever had a wheat free cake...but it looks very good!!

just B you said...

The cake looks great!
I'm completely opposite - I can bake better than I can cook...But I'm still not that great of a baker. I've never tried a wheat-free cake, but I am glad the store-bought one worked out! Good news. =)
~Kim
Stopping by from Blogging Buddies team.

Frannie said...

Goodness, I haven't made a cake in ages. Looks great.

Healthy food stores and alot of Co-ops have Gluten free mixes. They are rather tasty too.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Nothing wrong with a boxed cake mix! ;) Love the nuts along the side too, totally cute!

Almost Precious said...

Looks delicious. There are so many gluten intolerant people now that it's no surprise to find more and more products out that take this into consideration.

miranda said...

looks so good! i could go for some cake right about now, wheat-free or not. ;)