Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free White Cake Recipe

We now have our go-to Gluten-Free Birthday Cake recipe!

I have finally created a gluten-free vanilla cake that I love! I love the consistency, the crumb, and the flavor. It can be made into a white cake by using egg whites or a yellow cake by using whole eggs. It is so delicious that it can be eaten plain, but it is magnificent when frosted.

And now I am looking for excuses to make it. Thank goodness we are in the middle of party season!

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Recipe

Yes, that is a bowl lid serving as my cake plate! And with the inverted bowl over the top of the cake, I created a make-do cake carrier.

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup butter, melted (or DF margarine)
  • 1½ cups milk (or rice milk)
  • 4 teaspoons gf vanilla
  • 4 egg whites (or 2 eggs)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 - 9 inch pans.
  2. In a large bowl combine white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, guar gum, and sugar.
  3. Beat the egg whites with a fork.
  4. Add milk and melted butter.
  5. Add the liquids to the flour mixture and beat for 2 –3 minutes on high.
  6. Pour batter into 2 greased 9 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
  7. Place on a cooling rack to cool. Once cooled frost.
I frosted the cake with Dairy-Free "Butter Cream" Frosting.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Can I substitute xanthan gum for the guar gum?

  3. What is the potato starch? I found the white rice flour. I also found that I can make my own white rice flour and tapioca flour. But I wasn’t sure about the potato starch. Thanks for any help.

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