Today is the day Starbucks begins offering their gluten-free Valencia Orange Cake. The kind people at Starbucks sent me a gift card so I could try it out, and I did. The verdict: It is very good!
As the name implies, the cake has a nice orange flavor. It was very moist and had a pleasant texture. There was no gritty feel to it. Two of my kids had a taste and liked it. One particularly liked the orange flavor, but thought the cake was a bit too moist and felt mushy in his mouth. Being that the first ingredient is eggs, I did notice a slight eggy taste, but I didn’t mind. While it does have plenty of calories and sugar to go along with its great flavor, I’m glad it at least has 9 grams of protein.
The cake is a terrific tasty treat, and I (along with the gluten-free community) am grateful to Starbucks for making it available. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. Not only will you enjoy eating it, but you will be letting Starbucks know they made a good move.
|Calories – 290||Whole eggs|
|Total Fat – 16 g||Valencia Orange Pulp|
|Saturated Fat – 2 g||Almonds|
|Trans Fat – 0 g||Sugar|
|Sodium – 40 mg||Orange Peel|
|Carbohydrate – 32 g
Dietary Fiber – 4 g
Sugars – 23 g
|GF Baking Powder (sodium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, rice flour)|
|Protein – 9 g|