The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free

Now comes sweet news for people on gluten-free diets. They can bake their cake and eat it, too. Anne Byrn shows how to transform gluten-free cake mixes into rich, decadent, easy-to-make, impossible-to-resist desserts. Performing the magic that’s made her a best-selling baking author with more than 3.3 million copies of her books in print, she doctors mixes with additions like almond extract, fresh berries, cocoa powder, grated coconut, cinnamon, lime zest, and more – naturally, all gluten-free ingredients. Dessert is back on the menu!

Why I wrote this book

My readers pleaded with me to write a gluten-free Cake Mix Doctor! Many had baked my cakes for years until someone in their family could no longer eat gluten. For five months I baked nothing but gluten-free cakes that began with a mix. At times I felt like a mad scientist, turning a yellow cake mix into cookies, bars, even gingerbread. And when I was able to bake the Darn Good Chocolate Cake gluten-free…that was a big day! You don’t have to be gluten-free to enjoy these recipes. You just have to love cake.

My favorite recipes:

  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Easy One-Pan Caramel Cake
  • Kitchen-Sink Gingerbread

Recipes my kids love:

  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Easy Orange Layer Cake
  • Gingersnaps

Recipes my friends love:

  • Lemon Lover’s Chiffon Cake
  • A Gluten-Free Wedding Cake
  • Chocolate Espresso Buttermilk Cake


“For years, those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or allergies thought their days of fresh-baked bread, hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies or even birthday cake were over. But that’s changing.”
—The Chicago Tribune

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Anne’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

Anne’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

Put on your favorite apron, plug in the mixer, and get ready to bake some memories. I've dreamed of creating a yellow cake mix that gets its color from butter and eggs, not artificial colors, and its scent from Madagascar vanilla.