Did you know that many original baking mixes didn’t require eggs or dairy? So it comes as no surprise to me that Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes are able to compete with other popular mixes.
Unlike most other brands, Cherrybrook Kitchen runs a peanut-free and tree nut-free facility, and uses equipment that is also dedicated dairy-free and egg-free. They were actually one of the original pioneers for allergy-friendly convenience foods. We tried their “Traditional Baking” mixes, which are made with wheat, but they also have a full range of gluten-free baking mixes. They are also listed below.
Tasting Notes for Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes
The selection of Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes has changed somewhat over the years. We originally tried a chocolate sampler, but their wheat-based Chocolate Cake Mix and Fudge Brownie Mix were discontinued. The only one that we’ve tried which is still available is the wheat-based Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix. But since you can still buy their Chocolate Cake Mix online, I have left my review of that product in this post.
Once prepared, the texture of these cookies is very light and fluffy, with just a slight doughy feel as you bite into the center. It’s a delicately sweet cookie absolutely loaded with dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re quite a shift from my usual hearty, whole wheat cookies.
Tony gobbled up a half batch in no time – offering his non-verbal seal of approval. Fortunately, they are very easy to prepare. In fact, we highly recommend this mix for Sunday baking with kids. There is just enough for them to do without too many complicated steps or mess. With luck, the cookies will even make it to the oven. The cookie dough is quite tasty, and since it is free of eggs, moms need not worry.
I think my only caveat for some of the Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes is that they do require dairy-free margarine / buttery spread. I always prefer mixes that use oil instead (including for cookies). That said, they make up for this with cute, cartoon-style packaging that is appealing to kids and could even make for a fun gift basket.
This cake was a snap to prepare, just add oil and water, and bake for around 20 minutes. Fast, easy and practically foolproof. The resultant texture was perfect. In my opinion – a touch on the dense and hearty side when compared to the fluffy chemical contenders, but not a bit crumbly. The chocolate flavor was mild, but spiked with miniature chocolate chips that added little flavor bursts throughout.
Although the instructions say the mix will make one 9-inch round cake pan, I think you could get another cupcake or two on top of this. We came out with a very tall single layer cake. If you go for cupcakes, a dozen or so may be likely.
More Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes
The rest of their wheat-based (or “Traditional Baking”) line up includes the following in yellow and blue boxes.
They also have a gluten-free baking mix line that includes the following in white and purple boxes.
- Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix
- Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Mix
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix
- Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Mix
And finally, they have Cherrybrook Kitchen Frosting Mixes!
The Facts on Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes
Price: $4.99 per box
Availability: Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes are sold in some stores, like Whole Foods. But they are easier to find online. You can purchase them direct from the company via their website below, or you can order it on Amazon.
Certifications: Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes are Certified Kosher Parve and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Cherrybrook Kitchen Baking Mixes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The gluten-free baking mixes are obviously gluten-free too!*
For More Product Information: Visit the Cherrybrook Kitchen website at cherrybrookkitchen.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Versatile and delicious
We tried the chocolate bunch, including the cake, chocolate chip cookies, and fudge brownies, with great success. All were easy to prepare and the results were spot-on delicious. The cake is just a bit “heartier” than brands like Duncan Hines, but the ingredients are also simpler and more straight-forward. We were also surprised by the nice, rich and dense results of the brownies, which are usually a texture challenge of vegan baking.