Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday's Post Product Review: Something Good Cupcake Mix

This post should have gone up yesterday, but blogger was down.  I'm posting it today, but I'll also be putting up a post for today later tonight, so be sure to check back later!

Something Good Cupcake Mix
I was craving something sweet today, and while rummaging through my cupboard I found a box of cupcake mix that came highly recommended from a staff member at the local Gluten Free store.  I love that there is an entire store dedicated to gluten free food near my house.  But I digress.

A little background:  The something Good Company is an Australian company, and has the seal of approval of the Australian Coeliac Association.  Their website explains the background of the company, the facility the products are produced in and the testing process to ensure that they're gluten free, as well as a full list of products in their line.

The Something Good cupcake mix contains everything you need to make white-cake cupcakes, including a mix for icing and sprinkles.  To top it all off, the mix is gluten, dairy and nut free.  I rounded up my local two year old, and we got to work making the muffins. 

Preparing the mix is simple: Powdered cupcake mix, eggs and some water.  Blend on high for three minutes.  That’s the part my son gets excited about.  The mix came together nicely and was the perfect amount for 12 cupcakes. 

The icing required some margarine (I always use a dairy substitute), and some water, and resulted in a smooth, creamy icing.  I found it a bit runny at first, but it firmed up after letting it stand for a few minutes.  Perhaps I needed to beat it a bit longer, but regardless, the flavor was delicious!

Result:  The cupcakes rose like regular cupcakes do, and pulled away from the liners cleanly.  They were a little bit dense, but not dry.  The vanilla flavor of the muffins was not overpowered by the icing and the sprinkles.  The icing is sweet, and I decided to only use about a quarter of the sprinkles provided.  If they look a little sparse in the photo, rest assured that you could completely cover your cupcakes with them if desired!  My son is a little hit or miss with sprinkles, so I went easy.  

Most importantly, the cupcakes passed the ultimate test, my son.  Icing is never a concern; he licked all the icing off the top and then asked for another cupcake.  The test came when I told him he had to eat the cupcake before he could have another.  He took a bite, and rather than spit it out (which has happened more times than I’d care to discuss), he devoured it in about three bites, and then asked for more.  I’d say that’s a wholehearted endorsement if I’ve ever seen one.

He ate the icing so quickly, I couldn't snap the photo before it was gone!

Verdict: I love that the package comes with everything- mix, icing and sprinkles.  The process was simple and required very few additional ingredients.  Most importantly, the texture and flavor were good and everyone in the house (my husband, my son and I) liked them enough to have two each.  This product will become a staple in our house.


  1. The cupcake mix looks super tasty! I have been looking for an all in one kit like this for ages with no luck. Could you tell me what store you purchased it at? I tried to order the mix from but they cannot ship it to Canada.

  2. Hi,
    It was really good. The cupcakes were the best the first day we made them, and were still pretty good the next day, but were a bit dry by day three.

    My mom picked the package up at Nut'N Gluten in Vaughan (Northwest Corner of Jane and Rutherford, in the plaza with Nino D'Aversa Bakery). The address is 3127 Rutherford Road Unit #17, Vaughan ON. (905)553-7901. You can call and ask if they have it in stock before making the trip!

    I checked out your blog too, great stuff!


  3. Hi Kathleen,

    Thanks for the information! I'm excited to try these. I enjoy your blog and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    I appreciate your compliment and thank you for following me =)


  4. Hi Kathleen.

    We are the distributor/brokers for the Something Good brand in Canada and I just came acroos your blog. I wanted to thank you for being a customer and for the great review.

    If you think the Cup Cake was good, wait until you try the Mud Cake.

    Kindest regards,

    Douglas Lobel
    SD Sales Management Group inc.

  5. Hi Doug,

    Thank you for your comment! The product hasn't failed us yet. I'm looking forward to trying the Mud Cake- sounds dangerously delicious!


  6. HI, my wife and I opened up a gluten free market and we carry the something good products. Our address is 2351B Kingston Rd Scarborough Ontario Our website has our hours of operations. See you in our store. We carry lots of gluten, lactose free products.

  7. Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to check out the shop!