A couple of weeks ago, Sarah had the fortune of meeting a woman named Nora, the woman behind a fantastic all-natural baking products company called Naturally Nora. On her website, Nora discusses how the Naturally Nora brand was created:
"I used to make cakes from ordinary boxed mixes. Then one day I learned what was in them! I knew I could make something better and with all-natural ingredients. So I set out to create delicious cakes that my family would love and I could feel good about. Using all-natural ingredients you can't find anywhere else, I created desserts that I am now delighted to share with you. Naturally Nora mixes are made with
All-natural ingredients, NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, NO hydrogenated oils, and Lots of Love! Additionally, the mixes don't contain any dairy, soy, peanuts or tree nuts and are kosher too. (Although, they are produced in a facility that also uses milk, soy and tree nuts.)"
Nora and Sarah had exchanged contact information at that fortuitous meeting and shortly thereafter, a box of Naturally Nora's yummy mixes were delivered to Sarah's door. Knowing my passion for continually finding new all-natural and organic products for my family, Sarah gave me both a cake and an icing mix to try out. And, boy were we eager to taste it!
One of my oldest daughter's favorite activities is baking, so we rolled up our sleeves and dived into making our Surprising Stars Yellow Cake Mix with Chocolate Cookie Stars and our Extraordinary Vanilla Frosting Mix. Soon, the cake was ready to be iced. I always buy the ready to eat icing in the plastic tubs and had never made a frosting mix before. I was surprised by how easy it was. The only word of caution I have is to follow the instructions closely. It warns that if the melted butter that you add is too hot, your icing can be runny. I did put the butter in a little too warm, and my icing did seem thin, but no less delicious. Next time I will be sure to heed Nora's advice to have a thicker frosting.
We got the cake made and were waiting patiently for dessert! Once we tasted the cake, we were all very pleased. Each of us enjoyed the cake tremendously, and the fresh, homemade taste really shone through. I really liked that the cake was dense and moist. The icing was fantastic too. It was sweet without being too over the top. I loved these products and can't wait to try more!
Naturally Nora has an array of cake and frosting flavors to choose from. Check out their website to see their full product line and to find retailers near you! Here in Chester County, the products are carried in local Acme markets as well as at Whole Foods.
Would you like to try this all-natural deliciousness for yourself? If so, we have a Naturally Nora's ALot'A Dots Yellow Cake Mix with Bits of Color as well as a Surprising Stars Frosting Mix to give away to one lucky Chester County Moms Blog reader.
To enter this contest, please leave a comment on this post and include your email address in your comment. This contest ends on 3/11 at midnight. The winner will be notified via email. Only 1 entry per per person; all duplicate entries will be deleted. Good luck!