Easy Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake

Gluten free vanilla cake is a simple elegance and for sure one of the best cakes you can have. Especially, when you’re aiming to lose a few pounds but still want to treat your kids to something healthy, consider offering them this nutritious cake option. On top of that this plain vanilla cake is super easy to make even for beginning bakers. Moreover, this simple recipe allows you endless customizations, so you can adjust it according to your preferences.

Gluten free vanilla cake

Also in contrast to some gluten-free cakes, this gluten-free vanilla cake is nicely moist and here is our biggest secret of:

How do you keep gluten-free cakes moist?

Our simple but super effective method to keep the gluten free vanilla cake moist is adding coconut oil and yogurt to oats batter. Therefore, it makes it heavenly light and moist. Please, do not overbake!

Things you need to know about a gluten-free cake

Before we share our simple super straight-forward recipe, we will answer the most frequent questions beginning bakers have.

Do gluten free cakes need more baking powder?

Simply put, not really. For the recipe below, we use 1 tbsp baking powder. The secret lies in the combination of yogurt and baking powder. It works wonders.

Do oats have gluten?

Firstly, oats are naturally gluten-free. However, they can sometimes be contaminated with gluten during processing. Therefore, look for gluten free oats. Also go for an organic version to avoid any contamination with pesticides.

Do gluten-free cakes take longer to bake?

Not really, you can bake this cake in just 20 minutes as long as a knife comes clean. Therefore, it’s easy, quick and simply delicious.

Is gluten-free cake healthier?

Whether a gluten-free cake is healthier than other cakes depends on ingredients you will use. This gluten free vanilla cake is one of the healthiest vanilla cakes outthere, just because of the good ingredients used.

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Easy Gluten-free Vanilla Cake Recipe

While this vanilla cake may seem basic, its simplicity is its greatest strength. This vanilla cake is a versatile base and it pairs well with various flavors and toppings, you can add some raspberries as a simple one bowl raspberry cake or turn it into a carrot cake. Also it complements a wide array of fillings, frostings, and toppings, allowing for creative combinations. It’s a classic flavor, timeless and comforting. Its subtle sweetness and aromatic notes are unforgettable. This gluten-free vanilla cake is a crowd pleaser and it’s a great choice not only for breakfast, snacks and desserts but also for gatherings, parties, and celebrations.

Ingredients

3 eggs

1 cup of organic gluten free oats

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp bourbon vanilla

2 tbsp yogurt

2 tbsp of coconut oil

1/3 cup muscovado sugar

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Gluten-free Vanilla Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Gluten free vanilla cake is a simple elegance and for sure one of the best cakes you can have.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of organic gluten free oats
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp bourbon vanilla
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup muscovado sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the mixing bowl, including the homemade gluten-free oat flour, muscovado sugar, softened coconut oil, eggs, vanilla sugar, baking powder, and yogurt.
  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth using a blender. Ensure that the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  3. Once blended, check the batter's consistency. Make sure it is smooth and free of lumps. You can taste it to determine if the sweetness level is to your liking. Otherwise add more sugar if it's not sweet enough for you.
  4. Put the batter to a greased baking pan.
  5. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  6. After baking for 15 minutes, test the cake's doneness by inserting a knife or toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean without any batter residue, the cake is ready.
  7. If there are crumbs or wet batter clinging to the knife, continue baking for a few more minutes before retesting to ensure thorough cooking and prevent undercooked areas.
  8. When ready, take it out and let it cool down.
    Enjoy!

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