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Gluten Free Cake Mix & adding Pudding??

post #1 of 15
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I am making a gluten free cake this weekend and I was using the box mix. Usually when I make box mixes I at least add a box of dry pudding for extra moisture and taste and I was intending to do this with my gluten free cake as well. I was just curious since the gluten free mix has extra additives for "thickening" would adding a box pudding mix to the batter cause it to be to dense or gummy?? What do you think?? TIA
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post #2 of 15
Is instant pudding gluten free?!
post #3 of 15
I was told by someone just this week the instant pudding is fine as long as it is made in the US. One of the components, if made outside the US, contains wheat starches. It must be regulated here in the states.

Info came from a mother of a child with Celiacs.
post #4 of 15
I'd double check the ingredients on the box of pudding to make sure it's gluten free and I'd do a test with it first to see if it works - gluten free baking is so different in it's chemistry to baking with wheat flours...it's hard to say what it would do to the texture without trying it. Hopefully someone will chime in who has tried it before!
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post #6 of 15
Are you using the DH gluten free mix? Have you tried it before?
I've used it (doctored with pudding and GF yogurt) and it turns out weird.
It is very buttery and the bottom of my cupcake liners got very greasy and it was very heavy and corn meal like in texture.

Also, 1 box of mix makes 1 8"/9" layer or 1 dozen cupcakes. I had to buy 2 boxes and got about 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.

With all that said, the birthday boy and his mom *loved* them! They were just happy to have someone make and decorate cupcakes for his birthday just like everyone else has.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by korensmommy

Are you using the DH gluten free mix? Have you tried it before?
I've used it (doctored with pudding and GF yogurt) and it turns out weird.
It is very buttery and the bottom of my cupcake liners got very greasy and it was very heavy and corn meal like in texture.

Also, 1 box of mix makes 1 8"/9" layer or 1 dozen cupcakes. I had to buy 2 boxes and got about 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.

With all that said, the birthday boy and his mom *loved* them! They were just happy to have someone make and decorate cupcakes for his birthday just like everyone else has.



Yes it's the DH brand, so do you recommend I add the pudding?? And I know I had to buy 3 boxes for a thin 9x13!! And they are expensive!!
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post #8 of 15
Try this - it worked for a friend of mine.

Use the DH GF mix and use the WASC method except use rice flour. Make your cake release with the rice flour also.
post #9 of 15
multilayered...how did your cake turn out? And did you use the pudding or no? I have a request for a gluten free cake, and I wanted to see how yours did?! icon_wink.gif
post #10 of 15
greengyrl26 i found a recipe on this site that might be worth trying. I am newly dignosed as gluten, dairy, nickel and amine intolerant so I have started searching for recipe ideas.

http://aglutenfreeguide.com/celebrate-love-with-a-gluten-free-cupcake.html
post #11 of 15
Jello brand is GF. I use pamela's products gf cake mix with the sour cream variation listed on the side of the packate. I also add pudding and an extra egg and it comes out very dense and moist. It's my mom's favorite cake, and she doesn't have to eat GFree. (Many other members of my family are gluten intolerant)
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post #13 of 15
I haven't tried it with pudding, but I can say it's delicious. It does take longer to bake than a regular cake does; it's easy to leave the middle too undercooked. If you try the pudding, please let us know how it tastes and if it affects your baking time.
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post #14 of 15
Thanks foxymomma! Where can I find Pamela's gf cake mix? Would they have it at Kroger, Meijer or Walmart?
post #15 of 15
I get mine on Amazon, and I'm sorry but we don't have the same grocery stores here! (except walmart and I've never seen it there)
http://www.amazon.com/Pamelas-Products-Luscious-Chocolate-21-Ounce/dp/B000DZH19K/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1295058767&sr=8-5
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