The Cravings Place Create-Your-Own Cake & Cookie Mix, 19-Ounce Bags

THE CRAVINGS PLACE Remember the Cravings…Indulge Again. Our motto is Allergen Free but not Taste Free!!! Enjoy all of our 11 delicious all natural rice based allergen free baking mixes. All mixes are manufactured in our dedicated facility with only quality non allergen ingredients. Our mixes are easy to make with only minimal added ingredients needed. Enjoy home baked goodness fresh out of your oven. Visit thecravingsplace.com for more product information.

Quick facts

  • Gluten and Wheat Free
  • Dairy and Lactose Free
  • Egg and Legume Free
  • Tree Nut and Peanut Free
  • Mix is not presweetened

Top reviews

Delicious Dense Cake – an excellent choice when looking for a more nutritious less allergic cake mix

This is my favorite cake and muffin mix. It makes a very nice dense cake that no one would guess is gluten-free! I feel most oils are a more nutritious alternative to dairy-free margine, so I always use a different oil (walnut, almond, grapeseed, etc) and they all turn out delicious. I also substitute different sweeteners for the sugar such as maple syrup, honey, yacon syrup, date sugar, and coconut sugar and have been consistently very pleased. The bag also offers variations to make: pineapple upside-down cake, coconut cake, orange cake, lemon cake, ginger spice cake (one of my favorites!), marble cake, pumpkin cake, carrot cake, zucchini cake, banana cake, applesauce cake, snicker doodles, mexican wedding cookies, thumbprint cookies and pie crust. Enjoy!

More information from manufacturer’s website which was missing from this webpage prior to my posting here in my review:
Create-Your-Own Cake & Cookie Mix-NEW – Net Wt. 19 oz (538 G) – UPC 833330001146 – MIX IS NOT PRESWEETENED.
Description: this mix is not presweetened. Vanilla flavored mix. . Makes wonderful cakes, cookies and dough.
Directions: just add3/4 cup Dairy Free Magarine,1 1/4 cups sweetner and 1 1/4 cups Water. Mix until smooth. Bake and enjoy!
All NATURAL INGREDIENTS
BROWN RICE FLOUR, WHITE RICE FLOUR, VANILLA BEAN POWDER (vanilla beans, corn based dextrose), SEA SALT, XANTHAN GUM, NON-ALUMINUM BAKING POWDER (sodium acid pyrophosphate, bicarbonate of soda, corn starch (from non GMO corn), calcium acid phosphate), BAKING SODA.
Allergen Alert: contains corn.
Produced in a dedicated allergen free facility.

UPDATE: I just learned there is a very good vegetable shortening made by Spectrum from Palm Oil which is very healthy oil for you when not hydrogenated. Also that Whole Foods has a version that isn’t as good according to my source. Just wanted to make those options available to readers.

YenBen Lomond, CA

Fantastic cupcakes and cookies for those with food allergies/intolerances!!

We are a household with multiple food allergies, and recently used this mix to make cupcakes for my preschooler’s birthday party. We can’t use dairy, egg or wheat (among other things), and this mix met our needs and exceeded our expectations! I’ve tried various cake mixes over the last year or two, and this was by far the best. All of our party guests enjoyed the cupcakes—I even heard a “Yummy!” from a 2 year old little boy (who is used to the taste of wheat flour cupcakes)! I did make one change to the mix (it calls for the addition of margarine and water) by using sparkling water—I found that it made the cupcakes a little less dense. We used this mix to make sugar cookies and jam thumbprints too, and they turned out great. We also use The Cravings Place All Purpose Pancake & Waffle Mix, 23-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6), and love it! (By the way, for the cupcake frosting we used Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Vanilla Frosting Mix, 9.4-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) and recommend it as well).
GlaydsSnoqualmie, WA

Good Cookies, Dense Cake

We just LOVE the pancake mix and the muffin mix from this company. The cake mix fell short. We made cupcakes and they were very dense and heavy. They make great cookies though.
PiaNew Baltimore, MI

M’enh…

I bought this hoping to make Lemon Charcoal Biscuits with it (if you can’t fathom a Lemon Charcoal Biscuit, I’m very sorry: it’s your loss).

The problem was that everything which ought to have been crunchy turned out chewy instead. No doubt the charcoal biscuits are lemon-y enough, and I’m quite certain the digestive benefits of charcoal biscuits in general are still there – but the crunch I expected is nowhere to be found, and no amount of fiddling with the mix seems to work.

Therefore, let me advise that it’s probably better to use this mix for cakes and pan breads rather than for biscuits (cookies) – or perhaps it was just my misfortune, I can’t really say.

WilbertNewaygo, MI

Dense! But a lifesaver for gluten, sugar and dairy free people

Finally a mix that does not have sugar! More gluten-free companies need to get on this!

I made cookies and boy are they dense. I don’t know how a cake would turn out with this mix…
If I tell myself that these cookies are more like a biscotti, then they’re absolutely delicious gluten free biscottis! The taste is great, I would just like a way to make the cookies a little more moist (so if Cravings Place or anyone else has suggestions, let me know!).

I cannot have dairy, so I used coconut milk and coconut oil. It gives the cookies a bit of coconut flavor, and I used some smashed up bits of a stevia-sweetened chocolate bar,Dante Confections – 98% Cocoa Stevia Chocolate Bar: 8 Bars, so I could have chocolate chunk cookies.

I would love to see a gluten, sugar, dairy free BROWNIE mix! Seems like The Cravings Place has a great thing going with the mixes (my experiments from making brownies from scratch based on internet recipes have failed horribly), so if they could expand their product line, I would/will be a faithful customer for sure!

DesireHobart, NY

Not so great

I bought from the Cravings Place before so it was a disappoint to get this product, Cake and Cookie Mix, and it turned out really bad. I followed the directions and the cookies were “cakey.” It might be good for just cake mix but not for cookies. I only used one bag and now I have 5 leftover which I doubt will ever use again.
RhiannonMartindale, TX

Best multi-allergy free cake & cookie mix

I am allergic/severely intolerant to wheat, dairy, eggs, and nuts. There aren’t too many mixes out there that are made for multiple allergies. The Cravings Place mixes are the best out there!

The cake does come out denser than “normal” cake, and can be more crumbly/dry. The taste, however, is amazing. I have made the vanilla, ginger spice, and orange cakes/cupcakes. Fooled a bunch of coworkers once, they were so delicious!

I use this mix to make a very important traditional Christmas cake, so I no longer feel left out during the holidays (since I’m the only person in the family with food problems). I am going to experiment with making other traditional holiday cookies with this mix.

I haven’t made a bad cookie yet, using the recipes on the bag. I like crunchy cookies, but have not figured out how to get them crunchy instead of chewy. If you like moist, chewy cookies, then this is definitely the mix for you!

In fact, I can’t keep my husband (no food issues) out of the cakes and cookies I make from this mix.

InezShandaken, NY

BEST GF mix!

We’ve been GF for months now and tried many different mixes (some even more expensive!) and not loved anything like we love the mixes from The Cravings Place. My daughter’s friends even eat these!!
MarandaMendon, NY

great mix

Having a child with a severely restricted diet due to food allergies, this mix was a Godsend. Not only is it very easy to whip up, it’s easily adaptable. Since my 6 year old is the only one eating these, one can divide the batch into four and make four varieties of cookies from one bag. I’ve added chocolate chips, jam thumbprint cookies, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and rolled in sprinkles. They all turned out really good. I’ve had no problems freezing and thawing them already baked. They tend to be a little grainy, as all rice cookies are, but were enjoyed without notice by his friends who shared the cookies.
ValeriaSheakleyville, PA