Gluten-Free Birthday Cake

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Ingredients

  • ▢ ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened dairy-free use Smart Balance butter
  • ▢ 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ▢ 3  large eggs
  • ▢ 1  tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ▢ 2 ¼ cups gluten-free all-purpose rice flour blend with xanthan gum I like Pillsbury gluten-free. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • ▢ 3 ½ teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 2 cups milk dairy-free use unsweetened almond milk, cashew or coconut milk
  • ▢ ¼ cup gluten-free sprinkles (optional)

Chocolate Butter Cream

  • ▢ 1 cup unsalted butter, softened dairy-free use Smart Balance Butter
  • ▢ 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ▢ 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ▢ ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ▢ 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ▢ 3 tablespoons milk dairy-free use unsweetened almond milk, cashew or coconut milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F . Cut parchment paper for the bottom of your two 8-inch cake pans and spray with gluten-free cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until combined.
  • Pour in milk and mix for 2 minutes on medium until batter is smooth.
  • Stir in the gluten-free sprinkles. (optional)
  • Pour the cake batter into the lined cake 8-inch cake pans.
  • Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different. Check the center of the cake by inserting a toothpick to make sure it is done. You will also see the sides of the cake pulling away from the side of the pan.
  • Allow the cakes to completely cool before frosting. I like to use a baking cooling rack.
  • Make the chocolate buttercream using the steps below.

Chocolate Buttercream

  • In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth.
  • Add the pure vanilla extract and pure almond extract and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the cocoa powder and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the powder sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the milk and beat until smooth and spreadable.

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