Indulge in Deliciousness with Gluten-Free Cake Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I’m always experimenting with recipes that are healthy, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Today, I’m sharing with you my favorite cake recipe – Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake Recipe.

This cake recipe is perfect for those who have dietary restrictions and cannot consume gluten or dairy products. But even if you do not have any dietary restrictions, this delicious recipe will still appeal to your taste buds.

Through this article, I will guide you through the process of making this scrumptious gluten-free and dairy-free vanilla cake. This recipe is perfect for when you need a quick and easy dessert that is sure to impress your guests.

So come on, grab your apron and let’s get started on baking this amazing Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake
Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake

Are you tired of scrolling through pages and pages of complicated cake recipes, only to find that you need a long list of strange ingredients and hours of time to spare? Look no further, because this Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake Recipe is here to save the day!

First of all, let me tell you why you’ll love this recipe. Whether you’re gluten intolerant, baking for someone who is, or simply looking to switch up your regular cake routine, this gluten-free cake is the perfect go-to recipe. It’s moist, fluffy, and bursting with rich vanilla flavor that will make each bite seem like a heavenly experience.

This cake only requires simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry – eggs, sugar, butter (or vegetable oil for a dairy-free option), and self-raising flour – but as an added bonus, it doesn’t contain any gluten! And unlike some of the other gluten-free cake recipes out there, this one won’t crumble or fall apart in your hands.

Now let’s talk about the actual baking process. This easy recipe requires just one bowl and minimal prep time. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together until they’re well combined, pour the batter into a pan, and then bake for about 25 minutes. That’s it! No special techniques or complicated steps required.

But don’t think that just because this recipe is easy means that it lacks in taste. The combination of the homemade gluten-free flour blend and vanilla essence creates a deliciously delicate and moist texture that will have even your gluten-loving friends coming back for seconds.

In addition to being gluten-free, this recipe can also be easily adjusted to be dairy-free or vegan by using vegetable oil instead of butter and an egg replacement such as mashed banana or applesauce. So if you’re looking for a simple yet delicious recipe that anyone can enjoy, give this Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake Recipe a try. Trust me, it won’t disappoint!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven
A slice of heaven

To make this Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake Recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free self-raising flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (unless your flour blend already contains it)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (or ⅓ cup vegetable oil for a dairy-free version)
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use gluten-free vanilla extract if needed)
  • 1 cup milk (use dairy-free milk if needed)


  • You can use any gluten-free flour blend you like, but make sure it contains xanthan gum or add it separately.
  • For an extra moist cake, you may replace some of the milk with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
  • If you prefer to make this cake dairy-free, you may substitute the butter with vegetable oil or vegan margarine.

The Recipe How-To

 Flourless and fabulous
Flourless and fabulous

Now that you have seen the ingredients necessary for this delicious Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake, it is time to get started on the recipe itself!

Step 1: Preparing Your Cake Pan

Before you start with your batter, ensure your cake pan is ready. You will need to coat your cake pan with cooking spray or butter, and then dust it with flour gluten free.

Step 2: Mixing Your Batter

In a large bowl, combine the gluten free flour blend and baking powder. In another bowl, beat together the unsalted butter, sugar, and vegetable oil until it becomes light and fluffy. Then add in 3 eggs one at a time. Now fold in your dry ingredients and mix together using a whisk or electric mixer.

Step 3: Baking Your Cake

Carefully pour your cake batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing out any lumps or bumps. Pop your pan in the oven preheated to 350°F.

Bake for 30-35 minutes but do not open the oven door during baking. This can cause the cake to fall apart. An easy way to check if the cake is done is by poking it with a toothpick or thin knife in the center. If it comes out clean, then your cake is good to go!

Step 4: Cooling and Decorating Your Cake

After removing it from the oven, let it cool down for several minutes before taking it out of the pan. Decorate as desired with fresh fruits, frosting, or any other topping of your choice.

That’s it! You now have a delicious and moist gluten-free cake that can be enjoyed at any time of day. So what are you waiting for? Get started on making this amazing gluten-free cake recipe today!

Substitutions and Variations

 A gluten-free treat for your tummy
A gluten-free treat for your tummy

One of the great things about this easy quick-mix gluten-free cake recipe is that it can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Here are some substitution and variation ideas that you can try out:

– Flour Blend: If you don’t have self-raising gluten-free flour on hand, you can make your own by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose gluten-free flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

– Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum: These ingredients can be used interchangeably to help bind the cake together. If you don’t have either ingredient, you can skip it, though the cake may be slightly crumbly.

– Sugar: You can use granulated sugar or coconut sugar in this recipe. Adjust according to how sweet you want the cake to be.

– Butter: If you need a dairy-free option, swap out the unsalted butter for vegan butter or coconut oil.

– Oil: Use any neutral oil such as vegetable oil or olive oil in place of butter or vegan butter.

– Eggs: For an eggless version of this cake, try using a “flax egg” (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water) as a substitute for each egg.

– Flavors: This vanilla cake recipe is a blank canvas that can be customized with different flavors. Add lemon zest and juice for a lemon cake, cocoa powder for a chocolate cake, or almond extract and flaked almonds for an almond cake. You could even add grated carrots and raisins for a carrot cake twist.

Whether you want to make this cake completely dairy-free or just need to swap out an ingredient due to an allergy, these substitutions and variations will keep this recipe fresh and exciting every time you make it.

Serving and Pairing

 Sweetness without the wheatness
Sweetness without the wheatness

This Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake can be served as a light and airy dessert after a nice meal or as a mid-day treat. The cake’s smooth crumb and sweet flavor waltz perfectly with fresh berries, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Whether you are hosting a fancy dinner party or just relaxing on a weekend afternoon, this cake will hit the sweet spot.

For those who love coffee, pairing this cake with a cup of Joe for an afternoon break would be a match made in heaven! Since it is light and has the perfect hint of vanilla, the cake can also be paired with a warm cup of tea, which makes for an elegant snack presentation that’s classic and delicious.

If you are hosting guests with varying taste buds and dietary requirements, this cake pairs well with dairy-free cream cheese frosting or strawberry sauce for a splash of color and rich flavors. The possibilities for topping are endless, you can let your creativity run wild.

Serve it up on an elegant plate and watch as their eyes light up when they see a delicious hot or cold slice of Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake. It’s an embodiment of dessert perfection that will leave anyone wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to indulge guilt-free
Get ready to indulge guilt-free

Making a gluten-free cake ahead of time can be a lifesaver when it comes to entertaining or unexpected guests. Luckily, this recipe is perfect for making ahead without compromising on taste and texture.

To make this cake ahead of time, simply follow the instructions as usual, but be sure to let the cake cool completely before storing. Wrap the cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze it for up to three months.

When it’s time to serve, thaw the cake to room temperature before reheating. You can reheat slices of the cake either in the microwave or toaster oven until they are warmed through.

If you find that your gluten-free cake is falling apart or drying out when storing it, try covering it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep moisture trapped inside.

When serving a large group of people, consider slicing your gluten-free cake to your desired portion sizes ahead of time, wrapping each slice individually in parchment paper and then storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. This will save you time and make serving a breeze!

Overall, making a gluten-free cake ahead of time is not only convenient but also allows the flavors to deepen, making for an even more delicious treat.

Tips for Perfect Results

 I never KNEADed gluten anyway
I never KNEADed gluten anyway

Making a gluten-free cake can be tricky, but with the right tips and techniques, you can create a delicious and fluffy cake that is sure to impress. Here are some tips for perfect results every time:

1. Use the right flour blend: Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. Look for a blend of flours specifically made for baking, or experiment with your own blend of gluten-free flours, such as almond meal, tapioca flour or quinoa flour.

2. Add xanthan gum or guar gum: These ingredients help bind the ingredients together and keep them from falling apart, especially in recipes using gluten-free flours.

3. Measure precisely: Accurate measurement is crucial in gluten-free baking. Use a kitchen scale to weigh dry ingredients, such as flour and sugar, whenever possible.

4. Bring ingredients to room temperature: To ensure that all the ingredients mix together evenly and smoothly, make sure they’re at room temperature before starting.

5. Don’t overmix the batter: Overmixing can cause your cake to become dense and heavy. Mix gently until just combined.

6. Let the cake cool completely before frosting: If you try to frost a warm cake, the frosting will melt and slide off. Wait until the cake has cooled completely before adding any toppings or frosting.

7. Experiment with different flavors: Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to the recipe by experimenting with different fruits, extracts or spices.

8. Store carefully: Cover your cake tightly with plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out, especially if you plan on storing it for more than one day.

By following these tips and techniques, you’ll be able to make a delicious and moist gluten-free cake that everyone will love!


Now that you have learned all about our mouthwatering gluten-free cake recipe, we’re sure you have some questions in mind. To help you out, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers. Get ready to clear your doubts and make the most of this delicious recipe!

Can I just replace flour with gluten-free flour?

When it comes to baking, gluten plays a crucial role in providing the desired structure and texture. Substituting regular flour with gluten-free alternatives is not always a straightforward process. Each alternative flour serves a different purpose, and using a single gluten-free flour may not always yield satisfactory results. Often, multiple gluten-free flours or other alternatives are required to achieve the desired texture and consistency of baked goods.

Can you use gluten-free all purpose flour instead of cake flour?

I’ve discovered a special blend of flour and starch which is gluten-free and can be used in place of cake flour. This blend has proven to be very effective in recreating the taste and texture of old-fashioned cake and quick bread recipes that I grew up with.

What is the trick to baking with gluten-free flour?

If you’re looking to create gluten-free baked goods, it’s important to note that you can’t rely on the same thickening agents that traditional recipes call for. Instead of wheat-based gluten, you’ll need to incorporate a substitute like xanthan gum or guar gum to get that desired texture. Generally, you’ll want to add about 1 teaspoon of the substitute for every cup of gluten-free flour mix that you use. This particular substitute, xanthan gum, is actually derived from the cell coat of a microorganism known as Xanthomonas campestris.

How do you keep gluten-free cake from falling apart?

When preparing gluten-free baked goods, it’s crucial to ensure that they don’t crumble and fall apart when taken out of the oven. Xanthan gum or guar gum is often used as binding agents in gluten-free flour blends to maintain structure. If your flour blend doesn’t include these, it’s essential to add them separately. To get started, use ½ teaspoon of either xanthan or guar gum per cup of flour and adjust accordingly.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake Recipe is a must-try whether you have celiac disease or just want to reduce gluten intake. With this recipe, you can enjoy a moist, fluffy, and delicious cake without compromising on taste or texture. It’s easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients that you can find in any grocery store. Plus, it’s versatile and adaptable to your preferences and dietary needs.

So why not give it a try? You won’t be disappointed, I promise. And if you’re new to gluten-free baking, don’t be intimidated. With a little practice and patience, you’ll soon master the art of gluten-free baking and discover a whole new world of flavors and textures. So go ahead, grab your apron and let’s start baking!

Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake

Easy Quick-Mix Gluten Free Cake Recipe

This is the easiest cake to make- simply mix all ingredients and bake. It is a never fail recipe. This cake tastes great and never lasts long in my household. It is a light cake that tastes like a sponge. As with all GF cakes it is best eaten on the day of baking
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 1 cake
Calories 263.2 kcal


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, use a gluten free mix
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup milk (can substitute soy milk, lactose free or orange juice)


  • Mix all ingredients together and use medium speed on mix master to beat for 5 minutes.
  • Line bottom of a greased round cake tin.
  • Pour mixture into tin and bake at 180 degrees for approx 30 minutes.
  • Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out.
  • Ice as desired or dust with GF icing sugar.
  • Use orange juice and add the zest of one orange in place of the milk.
  • Use lemon juice and zest in place of the milk.
  • Add 1/4 cup of cocoa for a chocolate cake.
  • Make two cakes and sandwich with jam and cream for use as a double sponge birthday cake.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 56gCalories: 263.2kcalCarbohydrates: 30.8gProtein: 3.5gFat: 14.3gSaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 87.3mgSodium: 309.2mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 18.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Free Of..., Kid-Friendly, Lactose-free
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