I received products for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.
Unlike other cake, brownie and muffin mixes, Ready to Bake products come with all of the ingredients already present. Simply snip open the shelf-stable pouch, pour the cake batter into a pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Once your cake has cooled, slice into pieces for lunch boxes or serve to impressed guests. Pour into cupcake molds or muffin tins for an even more portable and convenient experience.
Salted Butter Caramel Lava Cake: Based on a traditional French recipe; contains gourmet salt from Brittany.
Chocolate Lava Cake: Rich, decadent, ooey-gooey goodness.
Chocolate Cake: Indulgent and loaded with real cocoa.
Brownies: Bakes in about 25 minutes. A French take on an American classic.
Gluten-free Brownies: Just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!
Blueberry Muffins: Bakes in about 25 minutes. Loaded with real blueberries.
The pouches, priced at around $3.30 each, stay fresh in your cupboard for up to one year. (Once they are opened, they must be refrigerated and used within 24 hours).
Chocolate Lava Cake served with ice cream
I was given the opportunity to review three of the Ready To Bake Liquid Batter pouches. I'll be honest, I was very curious as to how they would taste compared to baked goods from boxed mixes. I made the Brownies and the Chocolate Lava Cake to serve as dessert during a family gathering.
The process was super simple. All I had to do was pour the brownie batter in a pan and the chocolate lava cake batter into individual muffin papers. No additional ingredients were needed; All I had to do was pour the batter in the bakeware. To get the most of the batter from the pouch, I did have to use a spatula to scrape at the bottom to get it all out.
The real test was seeing how well the finished baked goods tasted. I was pleasantly surprised that they were very delicious. Really, they were! They baked up quite well and tasted freshly moist. A couple of days later I baked up the Blueberry Muffins for breakfast and they went over just as well.
With an ARP of $3.30, Ready To Bake Liquid Batter is somewhat higher priced than boxed mixes. It's really not a bad deal, though, because you don't have to purchase any extra ingredients with the liquid batter pouches.
At the present time, Ready to Bake Liquid Batter is only available at Central Market stores in Texas and at WINN DIXIE stores in Florida. Unfortunately, that does me no good. Fortunately, though, they can be ordered online through igourmet.com.
Which Ready To Bake Liquid Batter variety would you most like to try?