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Classic Yellow Cake

Classic yellow cake which is light and delicate.

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Classic Yellow Cake
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Serves: 8
Classic yellow cake which is light and delicate.
  • 1½ cups white rice flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. Grease and rice flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans (or use a circle of parchment paper on the bottom). Mix the white rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan gum together and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, add the sugar and 1 egg, mix well. Add the remaining eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the mayonnaise until fluffy. Add the flour mixture, milk and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Spread batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350°F (or 15-20 minutes for cupcakes). Cakes are done when they spring back when lightly touched or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
*If want to add pineapple rings: bake cakes for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and place the rings (which have been drained and patted dry with paper towel) gently on cakes. Continue baking until golden brown.


7 Responses to Classic Yellow Cake

  1. Pearl February 12, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Dear Ms. Marla,

    Why do you have sugar in your recipes? We have been told that sugar is very harmful to one's health.

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley February 12, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      Hi Pearl, that's a great point. The main focus of our website is "gluten free," which improves people's health, but everyone needs to make their own choices about what healthy eating is for them. And, even if you decide to cut out sugar from your diet, you may still want to have a free day or a cheat meal once a week. This dramatically reduces your sugar intact while allowing you some sweetness... and a chance to try our Classic Yellow Cake recipe 🙂

  2. Jagdip June 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    I'd like to know whether I could substitute butter in place of margarine in the cake recipes.

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley June 9, 2014 at 7:45 am #

      This recipe doesn't call for butter, but our other cake recipes will state you can use butter or margarine. Both can be used interchangeably, except in certain ones like candy or custard style recipes. In those recipes I will only list butter.

  3. Carlene December 12, 2017 at 6:04 am #

    Can you use regular flour in place of rice and tapioca ? Thank you

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley December 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

      Yes, and omit the xanthan gum... if you don't want to make a gluten free cake.

  4. Kay December 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    I make upside down cake...GF...we prefer crushed pineapple or chunks as it covers the cake addition...I use pineapple juice for liquid...and depending on size of eggs, may add an extra egg white...I HAVE NOT THOUGHT ABOUT USING MY BUNDT PAN for this application for many years... for an upside down cake...that would work great !
    For anyone who wants to make the upside down cake...make sure you spread brown sugar mixed with melted butter in bottom of pan...just go to a regular upside down cake recipe for the amounts needed. I would offer that info..but, I am not able to do so at this time.

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