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The Best Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake

This is seriously the most delicious cake, it's easy to make and healthier than your average cake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups super fine sugar or powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (raw, almond, coconut, whole, whatever works for you)
  • 1 stick grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (yes a whole tbsp!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar (this makes a lot of frosting)
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • enough milk to thin it out, usually 4-5 tbsp


  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Add all cake ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer, stand mixer or even a whisk (I just used a whisk last time I made this), combine all ingredients until smooth.
  • Grease, flour or add parchment paper to two cake pans.
  • Add half of the batter to one cake pan, half to the other.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. I only need 20, but you may need more. Insert a toothpick to the center to see if it's done at 20 minutes.
  • Let the cakes cool fully.

For the frosting:

  • Add the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla to a large bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer or standing mixer to beat the butter with the powdered sugar.
  • Add a tbsp of milk at a time until you reach desired thickness. I use about 4-5 tbsp.
  • Frost the cake. Devour!
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