Frequently asked questions
Why would you want to buy our cake and baking products ?
The Nature Bake range of cake mixes are all Gluten/Sugar/Dairy/Soy free with no added preservatives or additives.
We source all our ingredients and packaging from Australian Farmers and Suppliers. This does mean you may pay a little extra for our mixes than the ones you find on the supermarkets shelves, but do know that each mix is made fresh to order with the best ingredients around. We are also Certified Australian Owned.
They are a great alterative for someone looking for a healthier option, to have their cake and eat it too!!
We have also added a Gluten Free cookie, Fruit Cake and now Protein Ball Mixes so there is even more variety.
Please see 'Our Story' section of the site for some further information on Xylitol, which we use instead of sugar in our cake mixes and icings.
Are your products completely safe for vegans?
Our Baking Cake Mixes contain no traces of animal products.
There is no dairy, soy or eggs used in our cake dry mixes! Nearly all of our ingredients are sourced from local farmers. Our cake mixes allow you to also add alternative ingredients for eggs. In addition our range of gluten free cake mixes contain no gluten or wheat.
Are your mixes really easy to prepare and make?
Here are just a few tips and tricks to make your cake.
Our mixes are tried and tested and ready for you to bake at home.
When you bake without Gluten and all the added nasties you find in other mixes, a little extra care is required during the making and baking process to get the best result.
Gluten Free mxes should be baked on a lower temp. for a longer period of time to keep the end result moist. All mixes have a suggested baking temp. on the label for you to follow. Always pre heat the oven and once you place in the oven, set the timer and try not to open and close the oven door too much. This will prevent your cake dropping slightly, but it doesn't mean it won't taste amazing.
Gluten is an ingredient that is most responsible for the structure of baked goods, so it is important to mix the wet and dry ingredients together on a low speed so you don't over mix and air rate the mixture too much. Gluten does help a cake to rise so our cakes won't be huge in size, but they will still be dense, moist and yummy!
ALL OUR MIXES CAN BE MADE INTO MUFFINS OR CUPCAKES. EACH CAKE MIX WILL MAKE AROUND 6 LARGE MUFFINS OR 8 SMALLER CUPCAKES. JUST ADJUST THE COOKING TIME WHEN COOKED THIS WAY.
How do you make your mixes sugar free?
All our cake cake mixes and a few baking mixes are produced using a natural sweetener derived from the Birch tree called Xylitol.
Xylitol is a substance that is categorized as a sugar alcohol (or polyalcohol). Sugar alcohols are like hybrids of a sugar molecule and alcohol molecule. Their structure gives them the ability to stimulate the sweet taste receptors on the tongue. Typically, Xylitol is found in small amounts in many fruits and vegetables and is therefore considered natural.
Please see "Our Story' section of the site for further information on Xylitol.
Are your cake mixes gluten free and coeliac friendly?
As our range of sugar free cake mixes are made using ingredients such as rice flour, quinoa flour and tapioca flour. All our current range of cake mixes contain no gluten at all. Our gluten free flour is extremely popular and delicious. You can substitute our gluten flour for modern ‘common’ wheat flour to make breads, pasta, cookies, crackers, cakes, muffins, cereals, pancakes and waffles.
All our cake mixes are endorsed by Coeliac Australia.