Indulge your sweet tooth with Flour Farm’s decadent, gluten free vanilla cake. This recipe will knock your knickers off! We absolutely love it.
Moist & Delicious Three Ways
We tested this recipe using three different fats, and all three delight the taste buds. We used avocado oil based mayonnaise, butter, and butter-oil combination. Each fat produces a cake that is moist, tender and perfectly sweet. Mayonnaise produced the cake with the highest rise and lightest texture. Butter became our personal favorite as it yielded the most tender crumb and richest flavor. The combination of butter and oil surprised us. This cake is light and delicious, but lacks the richness of all butter. View the photo to get a better feel for our test results. The recipe below provides instructions for making all three versions.
Cake Three Ways: Mayonnaise, Butter, Butter-Oil
As usual, our family skips the frosting. We rarely frost any of our baked goods, as we prefer them naked. However, there are so many gluten free frosting recipes on the internet, we are sure you will find the right one for your family. If we do frost, we top with whipped cream, whipped coconut cream, or a combination of cream and cream cheese with vanilla. Serious Eats has our favorite frosting recipe, we just reduce the amount of sugar. Yum!
Let us know how your cake turns out. Which cake did you choose to make? Leave us a message in the comment section below. We love to hear from you!
An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. This blend is found online at Amazon.com or in a few local grocery stores. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
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Photos by DuPree Productions
Equipment: Digital scale (preferred), Two 8 inch cake pans, Stand mixer with paddle attachment or hand mixer, Whisk, Measuring spoons & cups, Mixing bowls, Non-Stick spray, Cooling Racks
Substitutions: Do you need suggestions to swap out an ingredient? Click here.
Before You Dive In – Prep:
- Bring eggs & butter to room temperature
- Warm the milk (30 seconds in the microwave works)
- Move oven rack to center
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius)
- Grease or spray the cake pans with non-stick spray and place parchment on the bottom if pans are not non-stick or silicone coated
Choose Gluten Free, Non-GMO & Organic Ingredients.
- 272g (9.6 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (2 1/2 C)
- 30g (1 oz) Tapioca Flour/Starch (1/4 C)
- 2 tsp Double Acting, Aluminum Free Baking Powder (9g)
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda (2.5g)
- 3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum (2.5g)
- 1/4 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (1.5g)
- 142g (5 oz) Softened, Salted Butter (10T) – If using unsalted butter, increase salt to 1/2 tsp (3g)
- 315g (11 oz) Cane Sugar (1 1/2 C)
- 57g (2 oz) Plain Greek Yogurt (1/4 C)
- 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (10 ml)
- 3 Large Pasture Raised Eggs (150g)
- 237 ml (8 oz) Whole Milk (1 C)
Please read prep note above before you begin, thank you!
Step 1: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Step 2: In a bowl that attaches to a stand up mixer or a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter (or mayo or butter and oil combination,) sugar, yogurt and vanilla. Beat on medium for several minutes.
Step 3: Turn the mixer to low and beat in eggs one at a time.
Step 4: When the eggs are thoroughly mixed, turn the mixer off and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Turn the mixer back on to medium-low for a few seconds to incorporate the mix.
Step 5: Turn the mixer to low and alternate spooning in a third of the flour blend and half the milk. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Once the flour is incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl again and blend just until mixed. Do not over blend.
Step 6: Pour batter evenly into two prepared 8″ round cake pans. Bake in the center of a preheated oven (350 degrees F/177 degrees C,) for 30-35 minutes. Check cakes after 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
Step 7: Remove cakes from the oven and cool in their pans on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes. You should be able to touch a pan comfortably with your bare hands. remove cakes from pans and continue to cool on a rack(s) for about 2 hours. Frost when completely cool.
Variations: To make this recipe with mayonnaise, substitute 5 oz mayo for the butter. We use avocado oil based mayonnaise and love the flavor and texture of the cake. To make this cake with a combination of butter and oil, substitute 85g (3 oz) of butter and 57g (2 oz) of neutral oil for the full amount of butter. We like to use organic sunflower oil.
To store: The cake says moist for up to two days when loosely covered in plastic wrap or a cake container. Freeze each cake individually and un-frosted for up to one month. Thaw on the counter overnight.
The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using organic salted butter and sliced into 14 pieces.
- Category: Cake
- Method: Baking
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 270
- Sugar: 24g
- Sodium: 240mg
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 40g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 65mg
Keywords: Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Decadent Moist Fluffy Light