Plattered’s Christmas Eggless Cake Mix Gave Us All The Festive Feels (2024)
Its heavenly aroma and divine flavors paired beautifully with our evening cuppa. But the texture of Plattered Christmas Eggless Cake mix was a slight let-down. Here’s what we recommend.
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Have you ever wondered why Plum cake is associated with Christmas? As per custom, a rich porridge (oat-based) was cooked and eaten on Christmas Eve to ‘line the stomach’ for the feast that was to follow.
Markets are flooded with premixes- cakes, brownies, pancakes, and a lot more. Plattered caught the attention of our team of researchers as they’ve come up with a unique Christmas related product. In this Plattered Christmas Eggless Cake mix review, we talk about how we made it, whether this is a convenient fix, and ofcourse the taste and texture.
Should you buy this premix or are store bought cakes are a better choice?
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Plattered Christmas Cake Mix – Quick Glance
Here are must-know details on this cake mix.
|Plattered Christmas Cake Mix
Our Review Factors
While reviewing Plattered Christmas Cake mix, taste and texture were our primary parameters. We also share our opinion on the convenience, price, and packaging.
Since this is a cake mix, checking the balance of sweetness was the prime aspect under taste. Traditional Christmas cakes have warming spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and more. Were the flavors prominent or subtle? Or were they only present via aroma?
Usually, a slice of cake should be light, airy, spongy. A Christmas cake, on the other hand, is loaded with nuts and dry fruits, which lend a crunchy-chewy texture and thus is slightly denser than other cakes.
Was the Plattered cake mix as expected?
Did you know? Traditionally Christmas cakes are baked weeks before they are actually consumed and are allowed to ‘mature’ and firm up. As these contain a lot of nuts, its best to not consume it immediately as it would crumble. Those who bake them ‘feed’ them with rum everyday.
3. Other Parameters
The convenience was gauged in terms of how many ingredients we needed to add, how long did it take for the cake to bake, alternate methods of baking, etc.
We also checked the price and packaging.
Plattered Christmas Eggless Cake Mix – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
The cake mix comes in a non-resealable pack. It has some vibrant red Christmas-vibe graphics. ‘Vegan-friendly’ and ‘no added preservatives’ is what the pack reads. One pack holds 225 grams of the mix and is priced at Rs 249/- It has a shelf life of six months.
The cake mix is prepared with refined wheat flour, refined sugar, molasses, baking powder (edible maize starch, raising agents e500, acid e521), sodium bicarbonate, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, allspice, salt.
You will need buttermilk, oil and mixed nuts from your pantry.
How we made the cake
We followed the instructions given on the pack.
In addition to the cake mix, we needed 100 ml buttermilk, 50 ml oil, 200 grams mixed dry fruits. To make buttermilk, we mixed 100 ml milk with 1 tsp vinegar, as suggested. Make sure the milk is warm, buttermilk will not be form if the milk is cold.
For a 100% vegan cake, the brand shares a vegan buttermilk recipe. To make vegan buttermilk, add 1tsp vinegar to ½ cup (100ml) soy milk. Stir. Wait for 5 minutes, vegan buttermilk ready.
Once the wet and dry ingredients were combined, we greased the baking tray, preheated our oven, and let the cake bake for approximately 35 minutes.
Before taking it out, we performed the toothpick test and once it came out clean, the cake was ready for tasting.
We made sure that the cake had cooled down before demoulding and cutting into it.
Aroma + Appearance
In terms of aroma, this cake mix was truly Christmas in a pack. It had warming notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. The cake had risen beautifully and developed a nice, brown crust.
Taste + Texture
The flavors were impeccable! Balanced sweetness, impressive taste, but what we loved most was how seamlessly the flavors of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, allspice) came together. Truly a delight to eat.
Unfortunately, the texture was slightly disappointing. While the pack recommends adding 200 grams of dry fruits, we’d say 120-150 grams would be sufficient. What went wrong with the texture of our cake was that the raisins settled to the base, leading to an extra moist, almost wet parts of the sponge cake. While we liked the crunch nuts added, it was a bit too much. We could barely get one decent slice, the cake wasn’t sturdy enough. That said, it was baked well, there were no raw bites. We liked the firm, crisp crust formed on top.
Our advise is to dust the nuts with flour slightly so that they don’t sink to the bottom. The pack needs more information for novice bakers.
- Pocket friendly
- Super convenient
- Balanced sweetness
- No preservatives
- Aromatic and flavorful
- Vegan friendly
- The suggested quantity of dry fruits needs to be adjusted.
- The instructions need more clarity for beginner bakers.
Having friends and family over for during winters? Craving something flavorful and warming with your evening beverage? Plattered Christmas Cake Mix is a commendable pick.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Plattered Christmas eggless cake mix
You can bake this in a microwave or an oven. Though instructions for pressure cooker baking are not mentioned, cakes can be baked in a pressure cooker.
It is not gluten-free, it contains refined wheat flour. But this cake mix is vegan.
Per 100 grams, this cake mix contains 35.9 grams of sugar which isn’t too high for desserts.
If talking about taste, the sweetness levels are balanced.
No, this is a preservative-free cake mix.
No, no additional flavor enhancers are added.
Feliz Navidad! Plattered Christmas Eggless Cake Mix uplifted the Christmas Cheer at the Mishry HQ for which we give it a thumbs up!
While the flavors and aroma had us drooling, the texture was extremely crumbly. Nonetheless, we relished it as chunks with our coffee.
What’s the treat you look forward to at Christmas?