Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is the easiest Gluten Free Cake I have ever made. It always turns out great and in my household there is never any left the next day. As with all Gluten Free cakes it is best eaten the day it is baked. This cake tastes like a sponge. It has a soft and light texture. Serve for an easy morning tea, dress it up for a birthday cake or make two cakes and fill with strawberry jam and freshly whipped cream
- 1 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
- 125 g butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free cornflour (US-cornstarch)
- 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
- 1 dash vanilla essence
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup milk (this can be substituted by orange juice or soy milk)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Grease and line base of a round cake tin.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
- Pour into tine and bake for approx 30 minutes. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out.
- Ice as desired or dust with GF icing sugar.
- Make two cakes and fill with jam and cream for a sponge birthday cake.
- Replace milk with orange juice and add the zest of orange to the cake in place of vanilla essence.
- use lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Add 1/4 cup of GF cocoa powder for a chocolate cake.
This is a super versatile cake recipe- you can add other ingredients to make lemon poppy seed bread, banana bread, chocolate cake, and corn bread muffins.
Instead of gluten-free self-raising flour-I used brown or white rice flour. I subbed tapioca starch flour for corn starch. Didn't use eggs-used 2 tblsp ground flax seed (stirred in 6 tblsp hot water). Cut the sugar to 1/2 c. Increase baking powder to 1.5-2 tsp (depending on what I'm making). True to its name-it always tastes great!
so good as a chocolate birthday cake!! thanks for the recipe! i would double the recipe, though, for a layer cake!
This cake is wonderful! It was an easy recipe to follow and it came out perfect. I added the cocoa to the mix and it's just delicious!