Move over, Betty Crocker! There is a new boxed cake mix that is simply drool-worthy for your next big event (or midnight snack…)! “Mom” recently had the distinct pleasure of baking with all of Naturally Nora’s extraordinary cake and frosting mixes, much to her delight! If you are an avid label reader like “Mom,” you have probably been disheartened when seeking a tasty cake or brownie mix to make in a flash that didn’t have high frustose corn syrup or artificial flavoring hidden amongst the ingredients you could not pronounce. This same issue is what prompted Nora to create her own fabulous line of natural cake, brownie, and frosting mixes – all without artificial ingredients! You can view a full comparison chart of Naturally Nora’s ingredients as compared to other major brands here.

Up to the taste test challenge, “Mom” baked Sunny Yellow cupcakes with Cheerful Chocolate Frosting. The instructions were easy to follow – all you need are 2 eggs, 1 1/4 cup milk (“Mom” used vanilla soymilk), and 2/3 cup oil. Mixed for 2 minutes with a hand blender, and then divided evenly up into two cupcake pans, for a total of 24, the cupcakes baked for exactly 25 minutes. They turned out light, fluffy, and just heavenly – no frosting was even needed for these sunny yellow surprises.

After the cupcakes cooled down, “Mom” made Cheerful Chocolate Frosting, which calls for real butter. The frosting spread on beautifully, and just as quickly as they were made, they were eaten! Hands down, best cupcake ever tasted!

Naturally Nora’s cake, brownie, and frosting mixes can be purchased online at, as well as found at 30 retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market.

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*