Several months ago, I wrote a post about the battle between the chocolate cakes, using King Arthur Measure for Measure flour and Mina’s chocolate cake mix. Today the battle is between King Arthur and Better Batter. I have heard people rave about it, so I decided to compare it to my favorite King Arthur gluten free flour.
I contacted Better Batter for a free sample. They usually don’t send any out unless you meet several criteria, but after a few back and forth emails, they consented to send me a sample of their gluten free Better Batter Cup for Cup flour.
I used my go-to King Arthur chocolate cake recipe. I don’t normally substitute gluten free flours in specific brand recipes, but in this case I made an exception. You don’t want to make a recipe that’s already gluten free if you are using measure for measure gluten free flour. It’s meant to replace wheat flour in recipes. If you have a gluten-free recipe, use gluten-free flour. There is a gluten-free version of this cake, but I prefer to make this one, using the replacement flour.
I made the cake exactly as directed in a 9×9 square cake pan. The recipe is in the above link.
Here is a picture of the King Arthur version of the cake:
And here is a picture of the Better Batter version:
As you can see, the King Arthur version baked up much taller. But the Better Batter had a slight edge in the moistness of the crumb. I cut the cake before the ganache set, so I could write a post on it. Oh, who am I kidding-I couldn’t wait to try it!
This is from Better Batter’s website:
For a comparison, here are King’ Arthur‘s ingredients:
They are both based on rice flour, but they have a slight difference in ingredients. Better Batter has fewer ingredients. I find King Arthur amazing in that it works in just about any cake recipe as a cup for cup replacement. Three pounds of the King Arthur cost $9.95. Twenty ounces of Better Batter costs $8.69. You get much more bang for your buck with the King Arthur flour. Better Batter is a very close second. The winner: King Arthur.
On a similar note, I have been asked by several people how to make dairy free ganache. It couldn’t be any easier. I use Coconut milk and Enjoy life dairy free chips. You can see how easy it is in this video:
Watch my YouTube video on how to make easy dairy free chocolate ganache here:
It’s interesting to try different baking mixes to see if one edges out the others. Of course, this is all subjective.
In any case, it’s a delicious way to try gluten free flours! Happy baking!