Saturday, January 27, 2024

Product review - Better Batter cake and Fitbake frosting

When my mother-in-law last came to visit, I used the opportunity to try two new products I’d been eying. First, since I get the occasional email from Better Batter, I bought some of their gluten-free chocolate cake mix on sale. I decided to pair it with Fitbake’s vegan keto vanilla buttercream frosting

The cake turned out really nice! The crumb was fluffy and not too sweet, and of course because it was a mix, it was super easy to make. As for the keto frosting, it was a bit bland, but I guess that’s to be expected for something low-carb! The consistency was stiff, though – I could barely spread it between the two layers of cake, and it was ripping off the crumb as I went. I ended up piping the rest on top, and as you can see, only had enough for some basic decoration. If you want to fully frost a 9-inch layer cake, you’d probably need 2 or 3 containers of that frosting. So, a handy product for a shortcut, but you still have to account for a few things... I threw on some sprinkles because why not. 

I also had some Better Batter all-purpose flour left, so I made their gluten-free vegan dinner rolls, which were great! I think my mother-in-law would have preferred something taller, as these were shaped more like biscuits than true rolls, but the crumb was perfect. For what it’s worth, my 2 eggs weighed 102 grams (without the shell), and I only used 2 tablespoons of butter for the topping.

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