gluten free cake recipe?

What’s a good gluten free cake recipe?

I am looking for a good recipe for gluten free cake, any flavor is okay. I need it to serve about 50 people, possibly more, but I can always double the recipe if needed.


Tracy Answered:

Gluten Free Cake Recipe

1 1/2 cups white rice flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and rice flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
2. Mix the white rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan gum together and set aside.
3. Mix the eggs, sugar, and mayonnaise until fluffy. Add the flour mixture, milk and vanilla and mix well. Spread batter into the prepared pans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Cakes are done when they spring back when lightly touched or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool completely then frost, if desired.

Superreader Answered:
How wonderful that you’re planning to include the folks who can’t eat gluten in your celebration! I know they’ll be so pleased when they see the wonderful cake you’re going to make. :^) As you may know, it’s as much or more important to make sure it *stays* safe for GF folks to eat as it is to find a good recipe. So, to start with here’s a checklist with just a few of the basics to help Non- GF folks cook GF safely…
Use certified/labeled gluten free ingredients
Thoroughly clean the workspace, pans, oven, etc.
Don’t use wooden, cast iron or other porous-material cookware/bakeware/utensils
Plan to store & serve in ways that prevent cross-contamination

…plus a blog posting with more detail (beautiful writing, too!)
for the people who love people who cannot eat gluten- Shauna James Ahern gluten free girl

As for the recipes…
Cakes- Gluten Free Girl & the Chef
More than a dozen cake recipes with stories & photos to go with them, including a chocolate sheet cake & blueberry “clafoutis” that look easy to make for a crowd.

GF: Carrot Cake on Turkey Day
This is a bit more refined flavor & texture wise. The candied ginger is just the right touch of snap & flavor to make it extra special. We usually sub in homemade applesauce for 1/2 cup of the butter & 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, then use dark brown for the rest to pump up the flavor. The texture is moist & dense but supple.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake: as good as? No comparisons necessary! King Arthur Flour
This good, basic stackable layer cake comes from the famous KAF folks. They do extensive testing plus they sell GF flours, gums, mixes, etc. The blog post has lots of process photos.

Mom, Im getting married
Another KAF post tells of a GF wedding cake they helped a customer put together & decorate. Even if your project isn’t this elaborate you’ll likely find this so if your project runs in that direction you’ll find a lot of really useful tips & food for thought.

I hope your cake(s) & event turn out great!

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