Hi and welcome back.
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer in the UK.
Today I thought I would share something a bit different with you. We recently learnt in the UK that the lock down restrictions were starting to ease, and while I am excited to see everyone it does mean my social calendar is becoming pretty full again.
July is always a busy month for me; with my Dad, brother, Mum, Uncle and three of my closest friends birthdays in July, we often end up bouncing from one get together to another. While it will be different this year, to reduce the spread of Corona Virus, I hope to still be able to celebrate birthdays with my family and friends’ even if it is by a zoom meetup.
One thing you can not celebrate a birthday without, is cake. I absolutely love all flavours of cake and have started to share my basic recipes up on my blog. If you are looking for inspiration, why not check out my lemon cake, jam and cream sponge cake or chocolate cake which are all gluten free and easily adapted to dairy free too. I love all these recipes because they are easy to make and come together in less than 1 hour.
Recently, I have noticed more of the gluten and dairy free cake packet mixes available and seeing this Carrot Cake mix from Free and Easy, I knew I had to try it. The result was a light and fluffy carrot cake packed full of flavour.
Want to know more? Here are 5 things you need to know about the Free and Easy Carrot Cake Mix. I hope you enjoy. Let me know in the comments below if you will try this. Chrissi -x-
5 Things You Need to Know About the Free and Easy Carrot Cake Mix
1. What does the Free and Easy Kit Include?
The Free and Easy Carrot Cake mix kit is a box which contains the dry ingredients needed to bake a 2 tier cake, 12 cupcakes or one medium loaf tin sized carrot cake. The packet mix is gluten and dairy free and can easily be made vegan too. All you need to add is one large egg, 115 ml water, 140 ml of vegetable oil and 105 ml of dairy free milk and bake according to the packaging.
2. Who is the Free and Easy Kit Suitable for?
The Free and Easy company cake mixes are dairy, nut wheat and gluten free as well as containing no mustard, celery and are vegetarian and vegan friendly. The carrot cake mix was easy to use and easily adaptable to be a vegan option.
3. Where do I purchase the Carrot Cake Mix?
Free and Easy are a member of the Healthy Sales Group and there cake mixes are available in Ocado or online through Amazon or Health Food Shops such as The Vegan Kind Supermarket found here . The packet costs between £3 – £5 depending on the store.
4. How Easy is it to make a gluten and dairy free carrot cake using this mix?
It is so easy to make an amazing carrot cake with this mix! Simply add 1 egg, water, oil and dairy free milk and follow the guidelines. The resulting cake is light and fluffy and packed with flavour! The bite of cinnamon is not overpowering and adds great depth to the cake. I decorated mine with the Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Style Frosting which is gluten free but may contain milk ingredients so please take care using this. The cakes held their shape, did not fall apart and I was able to easily spread the frosting without ripping the top layer off the cake.
5. Would I use the packet mix again?
I would definitely recommend the Free and Easy Carrot Cake Mix to anyone who is gluten and dairy free and needs a quick way to pull an amazing cake together. The instructions are easy to follow and the resultant cake was enjoyed by myself and my work colleagues who are not gluten or dairy free.
So there you go! 5 Things You Need to Know about the Free and Easy Carrot Cake Mix. I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Let me know if you will try the packed mix in the comments below. They have other cake mixes available too and I can’t wait to try and find the Free and Easy Ginger Cake mix.