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Gluten Free Vanilla Cake - Has Sugar!


Crohnsforum Science Advisor
Here is a super great recipe for a Gluten Free Vanilla Cake. I have tried so many gluten free cake recipes and most of them went directly in the trash. My husband and I agree that this cake tastes better than regular cake with gluten containing flour. This is a naughty cake though as it has sugar.

Super Yum Gluten Free Vanilla Cake

- 1.5 cups white Rice Flour (Superfine Grind)
[NOTE*- I feel like too much rice flour makes the cake too dense. So lately I have been using:
-- 3/4 cup white Rice Flour PLUS 3/4 cup millet flour (I know, its birdseed)


-- 3/4 cup white Rice Flour PLUS 3/4 cup almond meal flour


-- 1/2 cup white rice flour PLUS 1/2 cup millet flour PLUS 1/2 cup Potato Buds]

- 3/4 cup Tapioca Flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 4 Eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup fat free mayonaise (yes, mayonaise. I am sure you can use full fat mayo but I have only tried the fat free)
- 1 cup coconut milk OR 1 cup water plus 4 TBSP powdered buttermilk OR 1 cup almond milk OR 1 cup whatever your milk/"milk" choice is. (See Note* Below)
- 2.5 TBSP vanilla (real vanilla. I buy mine at Costco. Dont use the fake vanilla/imitation vanilla, it is gross)
- Optional - 1/2 tsp almond flavoring

Bake at 350 degrees F in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Cake mix should be split between two 8 inch round heavily greased (buttered) cake pans (or cupcake pans, whatever you wish). Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I actually start checking it after about 25 minutes but the cooking time can be quite a bit longer.

Cool completely. And then:

1. Option 1: Eat.
2. Option 2: Frost with Lemony Frosting
3. Option 3: (Judy-Husband Approved) Put Bavarian Cream between the 2 cake layers and Frost the Outside of the cake with Nutella. Warning* Very Rich!
4. Option 4: Put a little of your favorite no sugar added jam or preserves on top. My favorite is no added sugar Orange Marmalade. I feel like "sugary" jam makes it way too sweet.

Milk Option Note*- The buttermilk option is the best, hands down, coconut milk is second best, almond milk is adequate. I am allergic to the buttermilk and coconut milk so will often use the almond milk but the buttermilk really gives it a rich flavor. The buttermilk option is my husband's favorite too.