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Duinkerken Gluten Free Cake Mixes - Product Review

Updated on April 5, 2013
Duinkerken Gluten Free Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Duinkerken Gluten Free Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing | Source

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Duinkerken Gluten Free Cake Mixes

I was given the Duinkerken product by a friend who works for a food distributor here in Victoria BC. I confess to being rather snobby about baking and usually prefer to bake from scratch making up my own flour combinations for wheat and gluten free baking.

One day, in a pinch for time, I decided to give one of the boxes a try. Success! Since then I have tried three of the flavours available in the product range - Vanilla, Lemon and Chocolate. Each time the product has worked really well in either a 9 x 9" cake format or as cup cakes.

Wheat and gluten free baking can be time consuming and a little costly to do given making up the different flour combinations required for successful texture and rising. Using the Duinkerken Mix saves times and cuts down on the need to keep different flours at the ready. The boxed mixes are also quick to make up. Simply place the mix along with eggs, milk and oil in a mixer for two minutes and voila, the cake, or cup cakes are ready to bake.


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 1 9 x 9 cake; 9 large cup cakes or 25 mini cakes
Combine cake mix with eggs and oil and mix for two minutes
Combine cake mix with eggs and oil and mix for two minutes | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duinkerken Gluten Free Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Oil - olive, sunflower or canola
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Butter, For icing
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese, For icing
  • 1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar, For icing
  • 1 tsp Vanilla, For icing

Cream Cheese Icing

Combine Cream cheese and butter in mixer to start icing
Combine Cream cheese and butter in mixer to start icing | Source
Add vanilla to combined cream cheese and butter and mix before adding the icing sugar
Add vanilla to combined cream cheese and butter and mix before adding the icing sugar | Source
Scrape icing sugar from sides as you combine with cream cheese, vanilla and butter in a mixer
Scrape icing sugar from sides as you combine with cream cheese, vanilla and butter in a mixer | Source
Spread cream cheese icing on top of cake or cup cakes.  Leave plan or decorate with fruit.
Spread cream cheese icing on top of cake or cup cakes. Leave plan or decorate with fruit. | Source

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Prepare 1 x 9 x 9 cake pan by greasing well with butter or place individual cup cake papers in muffin or mini cup cake pans.
  2. Place 2 eggs, oil and milk in mixer and combine on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cake pan or cup cake papers. Bake cake for 25 to 30 minutes or cup cakes for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Prepare Icing - combine in mixer butter and cream cheese, beat until combined. Add vanilla and mix. Add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix, scraping from sides during the process. When cakes are cool use a knife to spread as a topping.

Duinkerken Foods

Based in Prince Edward Island Duinkerken Foods are committed to creating a range of gluten free foods that are appropriate for celiacs and that provide a variety of options for those choosing a gluten free diet for other health reasons.

The Duinkerken range of gluten free mixes are available online at at local health food stores and supermarkets that carry gluten free product.

For more information and where to buy the products locally visit http://www.duinkerkenfoods.com/

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup cake or 1 x12th slice of cake
Calories 140
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 02 g3%
Saturated fat 01 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 34 g11%
Sugar 18 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 270 mg11%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Thanks for sharing this yummy tip your cake looks good enough to bite right into I would if I could! Always looking for healthier choices in my sweet food choices take care!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Pamela-anne thanks for visiting. Sorry we have not developed a way to share cyber food for real....

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for sharing Lizam1! Indeed, it's not easy to find gluten free flours to prepare cakes. I have a friend who is gluten intolerant so that would be practical for me to prepare when she comes for a visit!

      As you live in Canada and me too, I should be able to find that product as well!

      Thanks for sharing! I will definitely keep that in mind!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      You're welcome kidscraft. Looks like they also ship product too.

      Enjoy.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this product information and your experience in baking. I try to buy gluten free as often as possible, much healthier for the body. Take care, Liz.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks teaches12345. I hope they ship this product to the USA. Best wishes, Liza.

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      George A. Pepper 4 years ago from Philippines

      This cake recipe is really great. I am sure that my children will love this. I hope, I can make this one correctly and gives a good result. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      italianfood, the mix is very easy so it won't be a problem. My youngest daughter prefers the chocolate and vanilla flavour mixes. Thanks for commenting and I hope you enjoy the cakes.

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      George A. Pepper 4 years ago from Philippines

      Yea, it's a total success and they love it. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      You are welcome. So glad it worked for you and yours:-)

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      George A. Pepper 4 years ago from Philippines

      In the first place, I thought they wouldn't like it but after tasting they want more.

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