Gluten Free and Vegan Vanilla Cake Recipe

This gluten free, egg free, dairy free vanilla cake recipe will surprise your guests.  This cake is so light and moist.  This cake can be made soy free and nut free as well by insuring your ingredients do not contain nuts or soy.  This is a very simple recipe to make.  Enjoy!

Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 1953g

Calories per serving: 4622kcal

Fat per serving: 94g

Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

This recipe is made especially for individuals who are vegans and prefer eating gluten free foods.


  • 1 1/2 cups sorghum flour
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup rice milk (or coconut milk, soy milk, or almond milk)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 6 Tablespoon canola oil (or coconut oil)
  • 2 Tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F (191C). Measure the non-dairy milk into a liquid measuring cup & add vinegar (set aside for now).
  2. Whisk together all dry ingredients.
  3. Add all liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Fill the greased cake pans.
  5. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes. The cake is ready it will be light brown on top and spring back when you press it lightly.


This recipe will make two 9 inch cakes, or 9x 13 cake, or 24 cupcakes.

Happy Caking!


Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.
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  1. Kendall says

    I followed the recipe exactly and what I got was a cake that had snotty looking insides. I baked it for over an hour and it still hasn’t firmed up inside. It’s a complete shame because the taste was spot on and it looked pretty from the outside. I can’t believe I wasted so many ingredients on this. Horrible recipe.

  2. Angel Martinez says

    Experienced bakers don’t reduce baking soda from 2t to 1/2t. No wonder your cake failed.
    Looking forward to trying this recipe.
    Where’s the recipe for the icing?
    Thank you!

  3. says

    I made this a few days ago in cupcake form for my daughter’s birthday. I used coconut milk and coconut oil and cut the salt in half. I got about 30 cupcakes out of the recipe and they were quite tasty with chocolate frosting. The cake was soft and moist and not too sweet. I’m so glad to finally have a decent egg free, gluten free vanilla cake recipe. Thanks!

  4. says

    I made this for my birthday — the recipe is simple and the cake is moist and springy (not spongy or soggy as another baker experienced) and lovely. I blew the vegan aspect though with a (Philadelphia) cream cheese raspberry frosting. Tofutti might work instead… Thanks!

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