9 Best Cake and Cookie Mixes
Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes
The best part about Cherryvale Farms Pumpkin Spice Bread Mix? You stir in actual pumpkin puree (from a can, so it's still easy!), which gives the loaf a pretty pumpkin color and close-to-homemade flavor. You’ll taste all the warm, autumnal spices you’re craving this time of year. And it’s vegan—perfect for sharing.
Got a birthday on the horizon? Reach for King Arthur Flour Deliciously Simple Chocolate Cake Mix. The cake’s deep color spoke to the high quality of the cocoa, and the list of ingredients reads like a from-scratch recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Miss Jones Baking Co. Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix may have baked up a little darker than some of its rivals, but it had the perfect amount of chocolate chips and the rich flavor of Grandma’s fresh-baked cookies. We also loved that all the ingredients in the mix are organic, and the sea salt made the flavors pop. Plus, the mix is free of peanuts, so it’s safer for the bake sale!
Confetti cake is a birthday-party staple, but there are often a boatload of artificial colors lurking in the sprinkles. The hues in Annie’s Organic Confetti Cake Mix, however, come from turmeric, carrot juice, elderberry juice, red-cabbage juice, and red-radish juice. While the colors weren’t quite as vibrant as the fake stuff, they still looked festive, and the cake was moist and plenty sweet. High five, Annie’s!