Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

This simple yellow cake may become your go-to recipe for layer, cake, cupcakes, or sheet cake. Decorate with your favorite gluten-free frosting.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1⅓ cups arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 round cake pans (9") with butter, line bottom with parchment paper, and then grease parchment with butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla and mix well. On low speed, add ⅓ of the dry ingredients, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary throughout. Add ½ cup of milk. Repeat with ⅓ of the dry ingredients, the remaining ½ cup of milk, and the remaining with ⅓ of the dry ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter evenly into the cake pans and bake for 25–35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top of the cake is golden-brown. Allow cake to cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer cake to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1⅓ cups arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 round cake pans (9") with butter, line bottom with parchment paper, and then grease parchment with butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla and mix well. On low speed, add ⅓ of the dry ingredients, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary throughout. Add ½ cup of milk. Repeat with ⅓ of the dry ingredients, the remaining ½ cup of milk, and the remaining with ⅓ of the dry ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter evenly into the cake pans and bake for 25–35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top of the cake is golden-brown. Allow cake to cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer cake to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium270mg
Total Carbohydrate49g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars26g
Protein3g