Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate Cake Premix Review – Soft & Fluffy
Can a slice of chocolate cake be ‘healthy’? But can a ready-to-use premix offer health and convenience? Then what about the taste and decadence?
Cake premixes are an efficient way to get a headstart on the baking process. Without collecting and intricately measuring ingredients, all you need to do is mix the premix with milk/oil/eggs, as suggested.
As part of the Deluxe Breakfast Mojo Box we received a carton of a gluten-free chocolate cake premix. This Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate cake premix review sheds light on all significant parameters from packaging to preparation.
Does a millet-based cake have that light, fluffy texture? What about the taste?
|Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate Cake Premix||Product Details|
|Price||Rs 199/- (200 grams)|
|Main Ingredients||Brown rice, sorghum, ragi, soy protein isolate|
|Calories||222 Kcal (60-gram slice)|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
|Mishry Rating (on 5)||4|
Our Review Factors
In our Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate Cake premix review, we set out to find how different it is from a refined wheat flour-based cake. How are the flavors and textures impacted? Moreover, is it truly convenient?
Since this is a chocolate-flavored premix, we tasted the cake for its decadence. What type of chocolate has been used?
Does the millet-based flour mix impart nutty flavors?
While proportions and the technique of incorporating wet and dry ingredients governs the final texture, typically cakes must have an airy, light, and spongy bite.
Can a millet-based cake mirror the same?
How many ingredients does it call for from your pantry? Can you bake the cake on a stove? Or just in a microwave?
4. Nutrition Quotient
We checked the ingredient list for the quality of sweetener and fats used. Does the brand specify the ratios of flours used?
Is a slice of this gluten-free cake lower in calories than a regular counterpart? What about the macronutrient distribution?
5. Other Parameters
Did it look inviting? Had the batter risen well? Was the surface cracked or smooth?
Does this come in a pouch or a carton? Is it resealable?
Considering the output, is this a pocket-friendly option?
How long can this premix be stored for in the dry stage?
Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate Cake Premix – Detailed Review
Price & Packaging
There are two sachets inside the carton. One holds the premix and the other contains sugar. Neither the pouch, nor the carton are resealable. In the case of pancakes, if the premix is unfinished, you would need to store the premix in an air-tight container. A 200-gram pack that yields 5 servings is priced at Rs 199/-. It has a shelf life of six months.
The cake mix sachet contains a gluten-free blend (brown rice, sorghum, raagi, soy protein isolate, starch), cocoa powder, sugar, coconut milk powder, vanilla powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and emulsifier (E472). The sugar sachet has sugar.
This also contains nature-identical flavors.
We appreciate how the brand mentions caloric values per serving and the changes in quantity before and after the cake is baked.
On average, a regular slice (60-65 grams) of chocolate sponge cake would offer 196 Kcal with 36 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fat, and 5.5 grams of protein.
A 60-gram slice of Gran’s Goodness Chocolate cake would offer 222 Kcal which is divided as 8.4 grams of fat, 33 grams of carbohydrates, and 3.5 grams of protein.
Though there isn’t a significant difference in terms of calories and macronutrients, this gluten-free cake premix has more fiber and less sugar, as compared to a slice of refined wheat flour-based chocolate cake.
How we made it
The brand offers an egg and eggless version. Moreover, you can adjust the sweetness as desired. Thumbs up for this liberty.
We prepared our cake with egg.
As suggested, we mixed the premix with 100 ml of water, 25 ml of melted butter, and one egg. Once all ingredients came together, we greased our pan with butter, and preheated the oven at 180 degrees.
It took around 25 minutes to bake to perfection. At this stage, we did the toothpick test and it came out clean, indicating there were no uncooked portions.
The cake had risen but not as much as a cake made of refined flour would. After pouring the batter, we flattened the surface a bit with the spatula. This patted surface was retained post-baking. As we sliced it, the cake felt quite soft and spongy. It wasn’t dry and was well-cooked.
PS- this would pair well with warm beverages.
The flavors of the gluten-free millet blend were quite prominent. Our panel of reviewers easily recognized this wasn’t a refined flour cake, but millet-based. The sweetness was on the lower side. The chocolate flavor wasn’t rich or intense.
The plus point here is that you can add toppings like ganache, syrups, cream, as it would not make the cake unbearably sweet.
- This is a gluten-free, vegan option.
- This millet-based cake yielded a commendable fluffy texture.
- You can adjust the sweetness.
- It is priced decently.
- The chocolate flavor is not rich or intense.
Chocolate for breakfast? A nutritious indulgence? Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate cake maybe something you’d like.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate cake premix
Yes, the premix is vegan. It contains no dairy-based products. Moreover, it is also gluten-free.
Just like the cake, the pancakes can also be prepared with or without eggs. For pancakes, you would need only half the sachet of the premix with 135-150 ml of milk and an egg or a tablespoon of butter.
After greasing the pan, pour the batter and let each side cook for 1.5-2 minutes.
This premix contains sugar.
There is also an additional sachet of sugar in the box.
You can prepare 7-8 pancakes or a six-inch cake, as indicated on the box.
Yes, this contains no gluten.
However, the pack mentions under allergen information that the premix has been processed in a facility that also handles nuts, wheat, and milk products.
Gran’s Goodness Millet Chocolate Cake premix is a convenient option for those untimely cravings and newbie bakers. Moreover, it is made with good-for-you ingredients and can make for a nutritious indulgence. Though we tried baking a cake, it can be used to prepare pancakes as well.
The taste and texture are fairly decent, considering it is made of a millet mix.
The brand also offers a vanilla variant. Which flavor would you try first?