Tesco Free From Cake Mix – Review & Creations!

During the last couple of my Tesco weekly shops I have popped a free from cake mix into my trolley. Before I continue, the recipes I create and include in my blog are, on the whole, healthy. This one isn’t particularly healthy but it’s not something we have everyday. Plus, in my opinion, life is to be enjoyed, everything in balance etc, etc…

Tesco Free From Chocolate Cake Mix
Tesco Free From Chocolate Cake Mix

So getting onto the cake mixes. There is a chocolate cake mix and a vanilla one. I obviously needed to try both (for research purposes)! I made both cake mixes into cupcakes as they are more practical in my house, little hands, and therefore will get eaten. After speaking to other allergy parents on social media, two packs are required to make a really decent sized whole cake, which is worth noting. Both mixes require you to add 125g butter/dairy free alternative, three eggs (or flaxseed eggs), and 20ml water. I found for both mixes that I needed to add roughly 30ml more liquid. This maybe due to using flaxseed eggs in place of eggs, but the batter was definitely too dry to mix without the extra liquid. I added dairy free milk but you could always add more water.

Tesco Free From Chocolate Cake Mix
Tesco Free From Chocolate Cake Mix

Taste test

We all really enjoyed the taste of the chocolate cake mix. I found it chocolately without being too rich. It also had a light texture which isn’t always achieved with a gluten and egg free batter. The vanilla cake mix was a little bit more synthetic tasting however it worked really well with the cookies in our hidden cookie cupcakes. These cupcakes included a surprise cookies and cream biscuit which you can find in the biscuit aisle at Tesco. Dairy, egg, nut and soya free, it’s great to find a product which little one can share which isn’t specifically free from, and therefore much cheaper! I’ve popped the recipe below.

Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix

Little one test

These are great to use with children. Little one really enjoyed helping to mix the batter, however her favourite part was popping the cookies into the muffin cases. I’m going to pretend it was a learning opportunity. Well, we did count the cookies out as we went! The mixes would be ideal to have in the cupboard for just in cases or for a rainy day activity. They are also pretty adaptable so you could make a variety of cakes/cupcakes with them.

Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix

I’d love to see how you transform the cake mixes. Let me know through the website or social media!

Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix

Print Recipe
Tesco Free From Hidden Cookie Cupcakes
Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a muffin pan with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients (apart from the cookies). Use an electric mixer or hand whisk to whisk all the ingredients together until fully combined.
  3. Place a cookie into each of the cupcake case. Spoon the cake mixture into the cupcake cases, completely covering the cookie.
    Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
  4. Pop into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. You can tell when the cake is cooked if the cake is springy to touch, golden in colour and a skewer inserted to the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    Cookie Surprise Cupcakes using Tesco Free From Cake Mix
  5. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before placing on a wire rack to cool fully.
Recipe Notes

Dairy, egg, nut and soya free. Use gluten free cookies to make the cupcakes gluten free.

Vegan and vegetarian.

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6 thoughts on “Tesco Free From Cake Mix – Review & Creations!

  1. I didn’t even know Tesco were doing cookies n’cream biscuits. Must look for them! Although little one loves Schär’s version, they are pricey. I agree with you when you say you mainly cook healthy food but also allow treats. Life is too short and I also believe in having a bit of everything as long as you’re not gorging on it 🙂 Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    1. They taste absolutely yum, but no good if you’re gluten free. It’s nice to be able to buy something in the ‘normal’ aisle. Plus little one takes so long to eat one that I don’t feel guilty about the sugar! #freefromfridays

    2. They taste absolutely yum, but no good if you’re gluten free. It’s nice to be able to buy something in the ‘normal’ aisle. Plus little one takes so long to eat one that I don’t feel guilty about the sugar! #freefromfridays

    1. I was surprised at how nicely they turned out. I tend to avoid cake mixes as well due to high sugar content, but it is great to have in the cupboard as an emergency back up! #freefromfridays

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