Don't forget to enter the Pay it Forward contest if you haven't. You have until 7 PM EST tonight to enter! Click here to jump to the post where you can leave a comment!BlakeBakes Chocolate Cake giveaway. I received the box about a week or so ago and my first thought was "what on earth am I going to do with a cake mix?" I was trying to come up with something awesome and unique that would not change the "specialness" of this cake mix. You see, this mix was from a place called Cherrybrook Kitchen. They are peanut free, dairy free, nut free, and vegan.
I immediately thought of one of the grad students in my area who does not eat eggs. So, instead of getting fancy with the box and taking a chance of making not allergy or vegan safe, I went ahead and made the cake mix.
Then I contemplated the frosting. I had tasted it and thought, eh. But I thought to myself, give it a chance. I microwaved it for about 15 seconds to soften it up and make it easy to stir and then spread it on the cake. It spread so easily!
I decided I did have to "Dr" it up a little because it was just pure chocolate and nothing to make it look special so I crushed up some Bob's soft peppermint sticks and sprinkled it on the cake.
My thoughts on the cake mix and frosting? It was definitely good. I do consider myself a cake mix snob - basically because I am a baker and in my opinion, homemade is best. I rarely eat a cake mix but this is one I would eat again. Not because it is nut, dairy free and vegan, but because it tastes great! It was moist and chocolaty (there were chocolate chips in the mix also) and tasted really delicious. So, the cake is going to work to be shared with others and one special student in particular will get to try this out. I'm sure it will go over well with all! If your interested in ordering their mixes click here. Thanks Cherrybrook Kitchen and Blake Makes for the free sample!