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GF/DF Vanilla Cake

This delicious cake is dairy free and gluten free (of course 😉 but is so moist and tasty that it can be enjoyed by all. I had a cool pin from Pinterest that I wanted to recreate gluten free. It was a tie cake for Fathers Day. I made this cake and decorated the top with berries in the shape of a tie. It was a big hit! Josh was raving about how good the cake was. I didn’t even bother telling him it was dairy free. No need to ruin the moment for him. 😉 You can top with any frosting but I chose to use my favorite, a homemade cream cheese frosting. So the cake is dairy free and the frosting can be too if you use a dairy free cream cheese like Daiya. An almond milk/powdered sugar frosting will also keep it gluten free.


Vanilla Cake

3 cups of gluten free all-purpose cup for cup flour (I used Tom Sawyer brand)

1 c. almond milk or other dairy free milk alternative that you like

4 organic eggs

1 3/4 c. raw sugar

2 tsp. gluten free vanilla extract

1/2 coconut oil plus a little extra for greasing pan

1 T baking powder

dash of Real Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using coconut oil, grease a 9×13 pan then dust with gluten free all-purpose flour. In a mixing bowl, beat 1/2 c. coconut oil and sugar 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla and milk. Once combined, slowly add the gluten free flour. Once combined, add the baking powder and salt and mix until smooth. Pour into the cake pan and bake 25-30 minutes testing middle with toothpick. When the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, frost and decorate.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese alternative

1/2 tsp gluten free vanilla

1 c. powdered sugar

Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on cooled cake.


Powdered Sugar Icing

1 c. powdered sugar

1/4 c. dairy free butter alternative

1/2 tsp. gluten free vanilla

1/2 T. almond milk or other dairy free milk

Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on a cooled cake.


  1. Shannon Shannon

    How much butter?

    • Chandice Chandice

      It is listed above in the ingredients. Thank you, and let me know how it turns out. We loved it! 🙂

  2. clare clare

    It saus how much butter in the “powdered sugar icing” but not in the cake ingredients list. I think Shannon is asking: how much butter is it that you beat with the sugar until fluffy. Do you know how much you used?

    • Chandice Chandice

      I am so sorry. It has been changed to reflect the coconut oil and sugar mixing in the cake. There is not butter in the cake. Thank you for pointing this out to me.

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