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Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Diane Kittle
  • 1 cup butter, margarine or Spectrum Organic Shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs , room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cups gluten-free All-Purpose Flour Blend + extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups cow’s milk or rice milk , hot
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans and dust with gluten-free flour.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat margarine and sugar at high speed until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes. Lower speed to medium and add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and beat until fluffy again, scraping down bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt.
  4. Add half the dry mixture to the sugar mixture and beat at low speed until combined. Add half the milk and blend. Then add remaining dry ingredients and milk. Mix on medium-low speed until smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Divide batter equally between the two prepared pans, using an ice cream scoop. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes or until done. 

  6. Cool the cake for 20 minutes in pans. Then turn cake onto wire racks and cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 346mg14%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.