Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing

Make this classic cake for all your celebrations. It's gluten-free so everyone can enjoy a slice! (Great baked up as cupcakes, too.)
25 min
35 min


  • Vanilla Cake
  • 1 cup (250 mililiter) cornstarch
  • 1 cup (250 mililiter) sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mililiter) tapioca flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon (6 mililiter) xanthan gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 mililiter) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 mililiter) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mililiter) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mililiter) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (250 mililiter) Coconut Milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiter) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 eggs
  • Chocolate Icing
  • 1 cup (250 mililiter) dairy-free gluten-free spread, such as soy margarine or vegan buttery sticks or spread , softened
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mililiter) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 500 grams gluten-free icing sugar (about 4 cups/1 L)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mililiter) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 mililiter) Coconut Milk


  • 1 For the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease two 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pans. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, whisk cornstarch, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  • 3 In large bowl with electric mixer, beat sugar, oil, coconut milk and vanilla until blended. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed just until blended (do not overmix). Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly
  • 4 Bake until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool completely on rack.
  • 5 For the Icing: In large bowl with electric mixer, beat spread and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix icing sugar and cocoa powder; gradually add to spread mixture, beating well after each addition and stopping to scrape down sides once or twice, until blended and smooth. Add coconut milk; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 6 To assemble, place one cake layer on plate; spread top with some of the icing. Top with second cake layer; spread with remaining icing.


(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.