Celebrate loved ones with a homemade gluten-free birthday cake. Adapted from our Test Kitchen's popular yellow cake recipe, you won't go wrong with this moist cake topped with buttercream frosting. Turn this into confetti cake by stirring 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sprinkles into the cake batter before pouring into the pans.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
20 mins at 375°
cool:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Max Servings:
16
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Gluten-Free Birthday Cake

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease two 9-inch or 8-inch round cake pans; use Gluten-Free Flour Mix to lightly flour pans. In a medium bowl stir together 2 1/2 cups flour mix, baking powder, and salt.

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  • In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium until combined. Scrape bowl; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beating on low after each addition just until combined. Spread batter into prepared pans.

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  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes for 9-inch pans, 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch pans, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool on wire racks. Frost with Buttercream Frosting and decorate with sprinkles. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 day.

Citrus Yellow Cake

Prepare as directed, except stir 2 tsp. orange zest into batter. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 1% Vit. C

Nutrition Facts (Gluten-Free Birthday Cake)

677 calories; total fat 31g; saturated fat 19g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 124mg; sodium 477mg; potassium 106mg; carbohydrates 99g; fiber 1g; sugar 71g; protein 4g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 999IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 10mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 110mg; iron 1mg.

Buttercream Frosting

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  • In a large bowl beat 1 cup softened butter with a mixer on medium 1 minute or until creamy. Beat in 1 cup gluten-free powdered sugar. Add 2 Tbsp. heavy cream, 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla, and dash salt. Beat on low until combined. Gradually beat in 3 additional cups powdered sugar just until combined. Beat on medium 5 minutes or until fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 Tbsp. heavy cream, and if desired, 1 tsp. orange zest; beat on high 1 minute more.

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Gluten Free Flour Mix

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  • In a large airtight container whisk together rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 months.

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Tip

Double or even triple this recipe to have our gluten-free flour mix on hand for future baking and cooking recipes.

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