Simple Mills (Takes the Cake!)

Rating: A+

I am so impressed with this brand.  It's so easy to make, and everything I've tried has been delicious. This is the vanilla cake mix, and I definitely think it's better than the Cake Therapy Mix (although the chocolate cake therapy one was really good). Anyway, this mix is amazing, and I probably need to limit how many I buy so I don't start overeating muffins and cake. I bought the Dollop Vegan frosting and really didn't like how it tasted, so I just melted some Manna Butter in a pan and added some crushed blackberries. I liked it, but they taste great on their own with some nutbutter as well. Go buy it!

Cake Therapy Paleo Mixes (Mix of success and failure)

I bought these mixes a while ago.  I realized they expired this month, so I had to make them both at once.  I did the exact same prep with both, but for some reason, the chocolate was great and the vanilla turned out awful.  I'm not sure if it had to do with being so close to the expiration date, but I definitely preferred the Chocolate to the Vanilla.  I also kind of created my own "frosting" using gluten free nutella, coconut oil, and Nutso crunchy nutbutter. I LOVED it.

I will show you my success first...

I really loved these cupcakes. They would obviously be great as a cake too. They were incredibly moist (I hate the word too, but it's accurate) and flavorful, and I used coconut oil for the "oil" in them. They turned out great.

 

On to the failure:

Started out with so much hope, although they already looked pretty suspect

Started out with so much hope, although they already looked pretty suspect

Not impressive

Not impressive

Final Result = FAIL

Final Result = FAIL