Delicious Gluten-Free Cake Recipe for Easy Baking

Are you looking for an easy and delicious cake recipe that won’t throw off your healthy eating habits? Look no further than this gluten-free easy cake, with variations to suit any taste bud.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know how important it is to indulge in treats without sacrificing your wellbeing. That’s why I’m excited to share my go-to recipe for a moist, fluffy, and completely gluten-free cake that always tastes great.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want to enjoy a slice of something sweet, this recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings while staying on track with your dietary needs. So dust off that mixing bowl and get ready to impress your friends and family with this irresistible treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Always Tastes Great -Gluten Free Easy Cake-With Variations
Always Tastes Great -Gluten Free Easy Cake-With Variations

Are you tired of gluten-free cakes that are dry, crumbly and tasteless? Don’t worry! This recipe will change your perception of gluten-free baking forever.

What makes this cake stand out is its moist texture and rich flavor. With a simple blend of cornflour, gluten-free baking powder, vanilla essence, eggs, milk and sugar, this cake is easy to make and does not compromise on taste.

Not only is it delicious and simple to prepare, but it’s also versatile. You can customize it to suit your preferences by adding a variety of flavor variations or frosting. From chocolate cake to white cake, vanilla pound cake to sour cream pound cake, this recipe has got you covered.

Moreover, this recipe can be made egg-free as well. All you have to do is make a few substitutions for the eggs and your eggless cake will be just as moist and flavorful as the original.

So whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a tasty dessert, this gluten-free cake recipe will always be the ideal choice.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate!
A slice of heaven on a plate!

Ingredients for Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Cake

This gluten-free cake recipe is made with simple ingredients found in any kitchen. It is dairy-free and eggless, perfect for those who follow a vegan diet. The star ingredients are:

  • Gluten-free cornflour (1 1/2 cups)
  • Gluten-free baking powder (3 teaspoons)
  • Sugar (1 cup)
  • Butter or margarine, room temperature (1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla essence (1 teaspoon)
  • Milk or non-dairy milk (1 cup)

These easy-to-find ingredients come together to make a moist and delicious gluten-free cake.

The Recipe How-To

 Sweet and simple: the perfect combination.
Sweet and simple: the perfect combination.

Step-by-step guide to bake delicious gluten-free cake

Now is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the actual recipe!

– 2 cups of gluten-free cake flour
– 1 teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder
– 1 cup of granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
– 2 eggs, at room temperature
– 3/4 cup of milk, at room temperature
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by mixing in the vanilla extract.
  6. Add half the flour mixture to the batter, mixing until just combined. Then add half the milk and mix again.
  7. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and milk until everything is incorporated.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth it out with a spatula.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top and toothpick comes out clean when you check it.
  10. Remove cake from oven and let it cool in pan set on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing cake from pan.

It’s that easy! Now you have a delicious gluten-free cake that can be customized in many ways to be your favorite type of cake!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs gluten when you have this delicious cake?
Who needs gluten when you have this delicious cake?

When it comes to baking, substitutions and variations are not only common, but also fun to explore. You can customize your cake flavor or make it more health-friendly with some easy swaps.

For a dairy-free version, substitute the butter for vegan butter or coconut oil, and use almond or cashew milk instead of regular milk. For an egg-free cake, swap eggs for unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana. Alternatively, you can use store-bought egg replacer or flaxseed meal mixed with water.

To enhance the flavor of your cake, try experimenting with different extracts. Swap vanilla essence for almond extract, or add a touch of lemon or orange zest.

For a gluten-free variation, replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend, such as rice flour or almond flour. Use gluten-free baking powder and cornflour in place of regular baking powder and wheat flour.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some unique ingredients to your cake batter. Chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruits are always a great way to add texture and depth of flavor to your cake. For a tropical twist, try adding shredded coconut to the batter or top it off with pineapple pie filling.

And voila! With these substitutions and variations, you can easily transform this basic cake recipe into your ultimate dream dessert that fits your personal taste and dietary needs. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun in the kitchen!

Serving and Pairing

 This cake will make your taste buds dance!
This cake will make your taste buds dance!

When it comes to serving this gluten-free easy cake, I highly recommend enjoying it with a cup of warm coffee or tea. The moist texture and robust flavors of the cake perfectly complement the richness of a good cup of coffee.

For a more indulgent dessert experience, pair the cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top. A dollop of fresh berries also works wonders in bringing out the sweetness of the cake.

If you’re looking to turn this easy cake into a festive dessert for special occasions, decorating it with your favorite frosting and sprinkles can instantly transform it into a colorful and visually-pleasing addition to any birthday party, family gathering, or celebration.

Regardless of how you choose to serve this delicious cake, I guarantee that its delectable taste and simplicity in preparation will make it a sought-after dessert option for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Indulge in a guilt-free dessert with every bite.
Indulge in a guilt-free dessert with every bite.

You’ll be happy to know that this easy gluten-free cake recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. However, the texture of the cake may change slightly after a day or two. To ensure that your cake stays moist and fresh, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container.

For those who don’t have time to make the cake from scratch on the day of serving, you can prepare the batter beforehand and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking. Simply pour the batter into a greased cake tin, cover it with cling film and you’re good to go. When ready to bake, let the cake batter sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes.

To serve the cake warm again, reheat slices by placing them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or until warm to touch: just enough to revive its freshly baked taste.

If you have leftovers, don’t let them go to waste! This gluten-free cake tastes great even when stored in the refrigerator or freezer. To store, simply wrap leftover slices individually with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container before storing them in your fridge. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days.

For freezing cakes, wrap each slice separately in a double layer of plastic wrap and then seal it inside a resealable freezer bag. The cake should keep fresh for up to three months when stored correctly in your freezer.

Believe me, you won’t have any complaints about reheating previously refrigerated or frozen slices because they still maintain their delicious flavor every time you bite into them.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The easiest gluten-free cake you'll ever bake!
The easiest gluten-free cake you’ll ever bake!

To make sure your cake comes out perfect every time you make it, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Firstly, use room temperature ingredients. When baking, room temperature ingredients like eggs, milk, sour cream and butter blend together much easier than cold ones, ultimately giving you a smoother batter.

Secondly, always sift your dry ingredients like gluten-free cornflour and gluten-free baking powder. Sifting helps get rid of any lumps which can cause the cake to be uneven or clumpy.

Thirdly, when measuring out your ingredients, be sure to spoon your gluten-free flour into a measuring cup rather than scooping. This will ensure that your gluten-free flour is not packed into the cup too tightly which can result in a denser cake.

Fourthly, don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing will make the gluten develop more which will result in a tougher cake. Mix the batter until it is just combined.

Fifthly, if you’re making eggless cake or free chocolate wacky cake, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to help the cake rise. This is especially useful for those who are allergic to eggs.

Sixthly, if you’re using egg substitutes for an eggless recipe, try using aquafaba – liquid from canned chickpeas – instead of other commercial egg substitutes.

Seventhly when using dark cocoa powder in your chocolate cakes for rich color and flavor but too much makes it bitter so only use 1/3 cup and then substitute with regular cocoa powder.

Lastly, allow ample cooling time before serving or frosting. A warm or hot cake will cause the frosting to melt, making it more unmanageable to work with. Cool your cake completely before decorating or frosting.

By following these tips for perfect results, you’ll be sure to have a delicious easy cake every time!

Bottom Line

If you’re a fan of desserts but have been avoiding them because of gluten, dairy or egg allergies, fear not. This gluten-free easy cake recipe with variations is here to help you out. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make mouthwatering desserts for yourself and loved ones without having to worry about any dietary restrictions.

Whether you’re in the mood for a moist chocolate cake or a classic vanilla pound cake, this recipe has got you covered. And with the numerous variations available, you can switch up the flavors every time to keep things interesting.

So why not give this recipe a try? You’ll be pleased to know that it’s also easy to make, store and reheat. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, your baking game is sure to impress everyone.

Don’t let your dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying the sweet treats in life. Make this recipe your go-to and always have delicious cake on hand – just like I do!

Always Tastes Great -Gluten Free Easy Cake-With Variations

Always Tastes Great -Gluten Free Easy Cake-With Variations Recipe

This is the easiest Gluten Free Cake I have ever made. It always turns out great and in my household there is never any left the next day. As with all Gluten Free cakes it is best eaten the day it is baked. This cake tastes like a sponge. It has a soft and light texture. Serve for an easy morning tea, dress it up for a birthday cake or make two cakes and fill with strawberry jam and freshly whipped cream
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 1 cake
Calories 208.9 kcal


  • 1 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free cornflour (US-cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1 dash vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk (this can be substituted by orange juice or soy milk)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Grease and line base of a round cake tin.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Pour into tine and bake for approx 30 minutes. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out.
  • Ice as desired or dust with GF icing sugar.
  • Make two cakes and fill with jam and cream for a sponge birthday cake.
  • Replace milk with orange juice and add the zest of orange to the cake in place of vanilla essence.
  • use lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Add 1/4 cup of GF cocoa powder for a chocolate cake.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 45gCalories: 208.9kcalCarbohydrates: 19.3gProtein: 2gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 87.7mgSodium: 111.9mgSugar: 18.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Free Of..., Kid-Friendly, Lactose-free
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