I tested out a sugar free, gluten free cake mix and my world was thrown a bit topsy-turvy. Do I really need sugar in my life? While obviously, I don’t need sugar – I have an immense sweet tooth and making and baking treats is one of my life’s greatest pleasures.
In general, I don’t use box mixes but Surkin offered to let me try their sugar-free, gluten-free cake mix and sugar-free chocolate and my curiosity definitely got the better of me, especially since they were a finalist for the Natural and Organic foods best new product of the year. And they say that their product “is suitable for diabetics, with less than 12g carbohydrate per 60g slice, which is 80% less than a regular cake, and no added sugar. Obviously diabetics have to watch what they add flavour wise, such as banana and dried fruit, which will increase the carbs.” Which is super helpful to me as I do have diabetics in the family. So what did I think?
Weirdly, I didn’t really miss the sugar at all. Especially in the chocolates – those were great and the chocolate bar with almond and sea salt was especially lovely. The cake was an interesting prospect. They give you a “base” mix and you can flavour it to your choosing. I decided to make mine chocolate. (Obviously.) The most noticeable difference was in the texture – the cake wasn’t quite as airy as a regular sponge. It had a denser, tighter structure. But still good! While I didn’t miss the sugar the chocolate flavour wasn’t quite as rich as I would have wanted. In the future, I’d experiment a bit more with the flavour suggestions.
So the crux of the matter – would I recommend this product to someone else? Absolutely. Yes, I prefer my cakes stuffed with gluten and sugar but I think it’s wonderful for there to be an alternative “box” cake for those who can’t.
*This was not a sponsored post. I was literally just curious on eating an “organic” box mix. *
Have you tried anything similar?