Thirty million Americans are gluten-intolerant or have a gluten sensitivity, eliminating it from their diets because gluten—a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley—has been implicated in health issues ranging from respiratory problems and abdominal discomfort to anemia, anxiety, and infertility. The food industry has bullishly taken notice. Gluten-free baking products, including cake mixes from Betty Crocker, King Arthur, Whole Foods, and others, have increased sevenfold on grocery shelves in recent years, and the number of other gluten-free products has grown as well—832 were introduced in 2008 alone. And gluten-free options are on the menu of national restaurants like Boston Market, Chili’s, Ruby Tuesday, Outback Steakhouse, and others.
Now comes even sweeter news for people looking to cut gluten from their diets: Anne Byrn shows how to transform gluten-free cake mixes into 76 rich, decadent, easy-to-make, impossible-to-resist desserts. Performing the magic that’s made her a bestselling baking author with over 33 million copies of her books in print, she doctors mixes with additions like almond extract, fresh berries, cocoa powder, grated coconut, cinnamon, lime zest, and more—naturally, all gluten-free ingredients—and voilà: Tres Leches Cake with Whipped Cream and Summer Berries, Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Chocolate Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Ganache, Caramel Melted Ice Cream Cake, Warm Tarte Tatin Apple Cake, plus brownies, bars, muffins, and cookies. Dessert is back on the menu.
By Gluten Free in MO - December 27, 2010
This is the first time I have felt so strongly about a product that I have left a review. Each recipe I have tried from this book has been so tasty that my family has eaten them as fast as I can bake them! It's wonderful to be able to bake something that I can enjoy WITH my family! Thank you!
Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Again!
By Dee Long "TheRightWriter" - December 9, 2010
Leave it to the very creative Anne Byrn to be right on top of food trends with her latest cookbook entry - The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free. We love the layout of this book which is easy to read, contains a helpful recipe reminder panel on some recipe pages where you can jot down your own notes,and offers just plain old good advice, like how to prevent a bundt cake from sticking to the pan! Be sure to read the "Cake Mix Doctor Says" tips listed at the bottom of most recipes.
Byrn proves that just because a dessert recipe is gluten-free doesn't mean it has to be dull. Among her more than 50 recipes is an Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Caramel Melted Ice Cream Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Coconut Cake with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting and even a Gluten-free Wedding Cake! Recipes cover layer cakes, bundts, sheet cakes and bars, brownies, cookies and cupcakes, too. Just browsing through this book has us ready to get out our mixing bowl and bundt pan.
By wendyssmile - February 20, 2011
I bought this book to help me make some deserts that we all can eat as a family. Everything I have made is delicious!! Since my son also needs to be dairy free I love that she puts how to make it dairy free with each recipe!