Recipes and Cooking Gluten-Free Birthday Cake 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 8, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Cool Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix* 2 ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter, softened 1 ¾ cup sugar 3 eggs, room temperature 1 ½ teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste 1 ¼ cup milk 1 recipe Buttercream Frosting Gluten-free sprinkles Gluten-Free Flour Mix 3 cup white rice flour 3 cup potato starch 2 cup sorghum flour 4 teaspoon xanthan gum Buttercream Frosting 1 cup softened butter 4 cup gluten-free powdered sugar 3 tablespoon heavy cream 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla Dash salt 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional) Directions 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. 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. 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. Gluten-Free Flour Mix 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. Buttercream Frosting 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. Blaine Moats 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 Tip Double or even triple this recipe to have our gluten-free flour mix on hand for future baking and cooking recipes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 677 Calories 31g Fat 99g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 677 % Daily Value * Total Fat 31g 40% Saturated Fat 19g 95% Cholesterol 124mg 41% Sodium 477mg 21% Total Carbohydrate 99g 36% Total Sugars 71g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 110mg 8% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 106mg 2% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 10.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.