Indulge in a Delectable Gluten-Free Sponge Cake Today!

Hey there foodies, welcome to my latest gluten-free recipe! Are you tired of the same old sugary sweets that leave you feeling bloated and groggy? Look no further than this gluten-free sponge cake recipe!

Imagine biting into a light and fluffy cake, dotted with fresh berries or topped with a dollop of whipped cream. This cake will be the talk of any tea party or family gathering. But best of all, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free, so everyone can enjoy it without compromising their dietary restrictions.

I have gone through countless trials to perfect this recipe, balancing the right amount of sugar with allergy-friendly flours and dairy-free butter. I promise this gluten-free sponge cake is just as delicious as its wheat-flour counterpart. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

So whether you’re looking for a treat for yourself or to impress your friends and family with your baking skills, give this gluten-free sponge cake recipe a try. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Stay tuned for the rest of the article where I’ll share everything you need to know about making this prize-winning gluten-free sponge cake.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Sponge Cake
Gluten Free Sponge Cake

Hey there foodies!

Listen up, because I am about to share with you a gluten-free sponge cake recipe that will knock your socks off! This recipe is specially crafted to cater to all your dietary requirements without compromising on taste and texture.

Now, let me convince you why you’re going to love this gluten-free sponge cake recipe.

First of all, this cake is so versatile that you can dress it up or down according to your mood. Whether it’s for a cozy afternoon tea with friends or a fancy dinner party, this cake will surely impress.

Secondly, the ingredients are easily available and straightforward so that you won’t have to spend hours searching for anything. All you need are simple ingredients like gluten-free flour blend, eggs, caster sugar and baking powder – that’s it!

Thirdly, this recipe has been modified countless times until we finally came up with a prize-winning recipe that’s foolproof. So if you’ve never baked before, don’t worry! We got your back.

And last but not least, who says eating healthy means compromising on flavor? This gluten-free sponge cake is light, fluffy and moist – everything a good sponge cake should be! So why not indulge in something sweet without feeling guilty about it?

So what are you waiting for? Whip up this gluten-free sponge cake today and get ready to impress your friends and family with your baking skills!

Ingredient List

 Savor the fluffy goodness with this gluten-free sponge cake
Savor the fluffy goodness with this gluten-free sponge cake

Gluten-Free Sponge Cake Recipe Ingredients:

For the cake:
– 200g/7 oz gluten-free self-raising flour blend
– 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
– 175g/6 oz caster sugar
– 4 large eggs
– 225g/8 oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling and topping:
– 300ml/10 fl oz double or dairy-free whipping cream
– Icing sugar, to taste (optional)
– Fresh fruit, such as raspberries, strawberries or blueberries

Note: Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin for best results.

The Recipe How-To

 When life gives you lemons, make a gluten-free sponge cake!
When life gives you lemons, make a gluten-free sponge cake!

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let me guide you on how to perfectly make a gluten-free sponge cake. Follow these steps for the ultimate success:

Step 1: Preheat

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Also, grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

Step 2: Make the Batter

In a bowl, sift together 1 cup (125g) gluten-free flour blend, ¼ cup (30g) cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
Then, in a different bowl, cream together ½ cup (113g) of unsalted butter and 1 cup (200g) caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add 4 large room temperature eggs one at a time while continuously mixing. Don’t forget to add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Now gradually fold in the dry mixture into the butter and egg mixture until well combined.

Step 3: Add in More Ingredients

Add ¼ cup (60ml) full-fat milk to the batter and mix again.

Step 4: Separate Egg Whites and Yolks

Separate the egg whites and yolks of 5 large room temperature eggs. Make sure there is no trace of yolk in the egg whites as it may prevent them from fluffing up properly.

Step 5: Beat Egg Whites

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. This may take around 3-4 minutes.

Step 6: Combine Egg Whites with Batter

Gently fold in whipped egg whites into the batter until everything is evenly mixed.

Step 7: Bake it Up

Pour equal amounts of batter into both prepared pans and bake for around 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 8: Cool and Frost

Allow the cakes to cool down completely before frosting them with your desired frosting.

Congratulations! You have successfully made a gluten-free sponge cake.

Substitutions and Variations

 Angles that give a glimpse of a delicious gluten-free indulgence
Angles that give a glimpse of a delicious gluten-free indulgence

Are you looking to switch up this Gluten Free Sponge Cake Recipe? Well, you’re in luck! There are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to make this recipe your own.

Firstly, if you prefer a sweeter taste, try adding more sugar to the recipe. Alternatively, if you’re trying to cut down on sugar, you can switch out the caster sugar for a sugar-free sweetener, like stevia or xylitol.

For those who are dairy-free, simply swap the unsalted butter for a dairy-free butter or margarine. Additionally, you could try using coconut oil or vegetable oil in place of the butter for a healthier option.

If you don’t have cornflour on hand, don’t panic! You can substitute it with potato starch or arrowroot powder. Similarly, if you don’t have gluten-free flour blend available, use a combination of rice flour and tapioca flour instead.

For some extra flavour and texture variations, try adding in fresh berries such as raspberries or blueberries to the batter before baking. Or why not infuse some lemon zest or orange zest into the mix for an added zing.

This recipe is also perfect for making layers in a larger cake – just double (or triple!) the recipe as necessary and use frosting or jam as filling between each layer.

With these substitution and variation options, you can customize your Gluten Free Sponge Cake Recipe to your own liking and taste preferences. So get creative in the kitchen and enjoy experimenting with this delicious sponge cake recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 A guilt-free delicacy to tantalize your taste buds
A guilt-free delicacy to tantalize your taste buds

Ah, the moment we’ve been waiting for – it’s time to indulge in this delicious gluten-free sponge cake! Now, when it comes to serving and pairing, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, let me tell you that this cake pairs marvelously with hot tea or coffee. It’s light and fluffy texture compliments a strong brew perfectly. Alternatively, if you’re feeling indulgent, scoop some vanilla ice cream on top of a slice of cake for the ultimate dessert experience.

Speaking of slicing, make sure to let the cake cool completely before slicing it into generous wedges. You’ll be pleased to see how beautifully it holds its shape in each slice. And just because it’s a gluten-free sponge cake doesn’t mean you have to compromise your serving options. Top your slice with fresh fruit like berries or peaches for an added flavor burst.

One thing to keep in mind is that this cake does not need frosting due to the delicate nature of its sponge-like texture. However, if you want to add something extra, go for whipped cream or dust some powdered sugar on top.

Overall, this gluten-free sponge cake is versatile enough to be served at any occasion – from afternoon tea parties to celebrations with family and friends. So grab a fork (and maybe even a hot cuppa!) and savor every bite of this delicious treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Heart-healthy gluten-free sponge cake recipe coming your way
Heart-healthy gluten-free sponge cake recipe coming your way

Let me tell you one thing about this gluten-free sponge cake recipe – it gets better with time! In fact, to enhance its flavor, you might want to make it a day or two before serving (if you have that kind of patience!). And if you’re planning on making this for a special occasion, one less thing to worry about is running around in the kitchen on the day itself.

So let’s talk make-ahead — once your cake has fully cooled down after baking, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and store it at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze it in an airtight container or sealed bag for up to 3 months. To thaw the frozen cake, remove it from the freezer and let it come to room temperature first before serving.

If you plan on assembling the sponge cake with frosting, you can even wrap individual layers separately and refrigerate them. Just make sure to keep them separated by sheets of parchment paper, and they will be all ready for assembly when you are.

Reheating is another easy task. Pop your cold cake slice in the microwave for 10 seconds on high, or transfer the whole cake into a preheated oven for a few minutes until warmed through. It’s as easy as that!

Storing after serving is just ensuring that any leftover cake is kept properly so that it doesn’t go stale or spoil. Store the remaining pieces in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days max.

With that said, this gluten-free sponge cake recipe will still taste magnificent even days later. So feel free to make it ahead, take your time enjoying each slice with a cup of tea or coffee and savoring every moment!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Close-up shot of the light and airy gluten-free sponge cake
Close-up shot of the light and airy gluten-free sponge cake

When it comes to baking perfect gluten-free sponge cakes, there are a few tips that can make all the difference in achieving a light, fluffy texture and great taste. Here are my top tips for making the best gluten-free sponge cake.

1. Use room temperature ingredients

To achieve the best results, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before you start baking. This includes your eggs, butter, and any other dairy products you may be using.

2. Don’t Overbeat the Eggs

When beating and mixing the eggs and sugar together, try not to overbeat them. Overmixing can cause the cake to become dense instead of light and airy.

3. Sift Your Flour Blend

Take the extra time to sift your flour blend when preparing your dry ingredients. This will help remove any lumps and ensure an even distribution of ingredients throughout the mix.

4. Add Baking Powder Last

Add your baking powder as one of the last ingredients when mixing everything together. This will help ensure it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

5. Avoid Opening the Oven Door Too Soon

Make sure not to open the oven door too soon when baking your sponge cake. Opening the door too soon can cause the cake to deflate or fall before it has had a chance to fully rise in the oven.

6. Cool Your Sponge Cake Completely

Once your sponge cake is done baking, allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan or trying to decorate it. A warm cake will be too soft and could fall apart if handled too soon.

Apply these top tips for making perfect gluten-free sponge cakes and watch as you impress yourself and others with your delicious creations!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free sponge cake recipe is truly a prize-winning dessert that you and your loved ones will adore! With its light and airy texture, delectable vanilla flavor, and perfect rise, there’s nothing quite like a classic Victoria sponge cake. But what makes this recipe truly special is that it’s made entirely without gluten, dairy or any artificial ingredients, making it one of the healthiest cakes in the world.

From the carefully selected blend of gluten-free flours and cornflour to the precise amount of sugar and salt added to give it that perfect balance of sweetness and savoriness, this recipe is truly foolproof. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, you’ll find that this recipe yields consistent results every time.

So why not try your hand at making this gluten-free sponge cake today? You’ll fall in love with its light texture, subtle vanilla flavor and future-proofed recipe ingredients. Don’t worry if you have any questions along the way – we’ve got you covered with our handy FAQ section. Plus, feel free to add your own personal touches or variations to make it your own!

In the end, the real reason why I love sharing my organic gluten-free recipes is because I want everyone to be able to enjoy delicious food without any restrictions. And when it comes to making treats as amazing as this gluten-free sponge cake recipe, there’s no need to compromise on taste or nutrition! So go ahead and bake with confidence – you deserve it!

Gluten Free Sponge Cake

Gluten Free Sponge Cake Recipe

This cake is very light but can also be used for other recipes such as trifles, swiss rolls and I even substitute it for lady fingers used in tiramisu.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 1 cake
Calories 76.7 kcal


  • 3/4 cup cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Sift cornflour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
  • Beat in egg yolks.
  • Gradually beat in sugar until mixture forms a figure 8.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients.
  • Divide into 2 well greased 20 cm (8") sandwich pans.
  • Bake at 180 C or 350 F for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
  • When cool, top one with whipped cream and jam (jelly).
  • Place the other on top and dust with icing sugar.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 28gCalories: 76.7kcalCarbohydrates: 14.1gProtein: 2.1gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 46.5mgSodium: 61.4mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 8.4g
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