Pamela’s Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix… Delicious!
When I had to give up gluten/wheat, I had to give up a lot more than just doughnuts and fried catfish sandwiches – though they are two of the things that stung the most.
As a food blogger, foodie, restaurant reviewer, and guardian of the kitchen, it shook my world entirely.
I am thrilled and even a little shocked to say, though, that it’s not that big a deal. Why? Because of companies like Pamela’s that make the transition incredibly easy and… here comes the shocking part… even more delicious!
That’s right. I said it. I find that I’m enjoying more flavorful, more delicious food than ever since going gluten free. Don’t worry if you looked shocked – I’m living in the middle of the reality and it still shocks me.
Pamela’s is one of my favorite Gluten Free brands and the reason is simple: Everything they make is extraordinary, reasonably priced, and never lets me down.
Not even once.
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Recently, I wanted to make a gluten free version of a favorite cake for Easter – a Coconut Poke Cake (directions below). I had to look all over Owensboro for Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix. But that’s the point… no other cake mix would do! It was a very special day with my very special family and everything had to be perfect.
Some brands are called for when it comes to moments like this and Pamela’s is one of them.
I was able to find this wonderful cake mix in (of course) the last grocery store I checked. Naturally, I bought several!
Amazon is a great place for finding and testing out gluten free brands. They’ve been a Godsend for me – AND you can buy in bulk, which is the way to go when shopping for gluten free food.
All of Pamela’s gluten free mixes and blends are perfection – and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all. I seriously (make that SERIOUSLY) do not know how I ever lived without Pamela’s Gluten Free Artisan Flour Blend, but I’ll never have to find out – I load up and stay loaded up with her gluten free flour. It makes everything I thought was impossible very possible.
As for the cake mixes… they’re a dream come true for someone who has baked all her life. Basically, Pamela saves the day any time she’s in the kitchen. Each flavor of Pamela’s Gluten Free Cake Mixes is delicious, too, so be sure to try each one out.
You can vary the flavor of the Vanilla Cake Mix by adding different extracts – almond, maple, lemon… the options are endless.
Now.. for that easy peasy Gluten Free Coconut Poke Cake….
Gluten Free Coconut Poke Cake
Coconut Poke Cake has been a favorite in our home for two forevers, maybe three. You simply bake a white cake in a 9×13′ pan as usual. When you remove it from the oven, you carefully poke a variety of holes into the cake with the little end of a wooden spoon’s handle.
Then, open a can of coconut milk (shake first) and slowly pour it over the top of the cake, allowing it to seep down into the holes. Find cans of coconut milk in the Asian section of your grocery store.
Allow the cake to cool completely, then “frost” with Cool Whip or a homemade whipped topping and cover with Sweetened Shredded Coconut.
Store in the refrigerator – if there’s any left after the first day, it’s just as delicious the next! Pamela’s Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix has allowed a long-standing family favorite recipe to be even better than ever.