Product Reviews: Better Batter Yellow Cake REVISITED


Over the 18 months or so, I have reviewed numerous products.  However, there are only a handful of times that I have ever heard any response back from the company whose products I reviewed.  Additionally, there is only one company who has taken my suggestions and actually  made changes to the product according to what I felt as a consumer.  To me, that is impressive.

This one company read my review of their yellow cake mix and went back to the drawing board to alter the serious issues I felt they had with their product.  After they made necessary alterations to their recipe, they contacted me and asked that I re-try their product and let them know how the updated version compared.

Wow.

Here is the direct link to the first review.  I will also “quote in” the first review, so you can see the changes/improvements/differences.

Allergy-Related Information: Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, GMO-Free, Peanut-Free (Instruction included offered for Egg-Free)

Appearance

Original Mix Version

Cons: I was disappointed with the lack of tradition yellow cake color this cake offered.  I cooked the cake exactly to the recipe and for the max amount of time, and the cake was a darker yellowish-brown (almost raw-looking). Bummer.

Pros: This cake mix looked like any other smooth, yellow mix that I’ve made.  However, when I cooked it, it rose beautifully to the full height! Also, even just the top of the cake in the pan looked like a perfect yellow!  I was even happier with how it looked when Adam took a bite out of it (Yes, you read that correctly.  He doesn’t serve himself slices.  He eats cake directly from the platter.)  The color was a beautiful yellow!  Awesome!

Taste

Pros: It is hard to find a gluten-free yellow cake that is as tasty as a “regular” cake.  They are often bland unfortunately.  Chocolate cakes are much easier and more reliable.  However, this cake was very, very good!  It had just the right amount of sweetness and reminds me of shortcake.  I could totally see making this again with some fresh strawberry sauce topping (sshhh…don’t let Adam read this or I’ll have to buy some more tomorrow.)

Cons: Both Adam and I agreed this cake flavor wasn’t very strong at all. The cake itself wasn’t too sweet (which is a good thing in my mind) but along that line, it was also a little bland. I felt like I had a hard time tasting the cake when eating it.

Texture/Moisture

A handsome man eating a beautiful cake!

Pros:  I made this cake on Saturday morning, while I worked on a few other things around the house.  I was in the process of shutting everything down to leave the house for Adam’s grandfather’s 80th birthday, when I realized the cake was still in the oven.  Phew!  I pulled it out quickly and let it cool.  Adam came home about an hour later and refrigerated it.  I was afraid that time outside the fridge might have dried it out, but hours later, when I frosted it and Adam was digging in even before the frosting set, I was ecstatic to find that it was moist and spongy on the inside!

I actually said to Adam that this cake was better than the cake we had at our wedding! (And that had been a gluten-free Betty Crocker cake mix) I could have eaten more than a few bites of this cake and that’s saying something!  Adam ate almost half of it right then!

Cons: I have zero complaints here!

What I Love

I love that this cake looks and tastes like “real” cake.  I love that it stayed moist and spongy, and I love that I feel like this is an easy box cake to go back to and one that would offer quite the variety of cake options for my sweets-loving husband.

Even more so, I love that this company cares enough about their customers to improve their products to offer better options to their gluten-free eaters.

What I’d Improve

I’ll get back to you on that… let me finish this piece of cake, and I’ll let you know… ;)

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Overall Rating: A+

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Try some wonderfully moist yellow cake yourself!  Buy this product here!

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