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Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake

“Gluten Free Busy Day (with emphasis on Busy!) Vanilla Cake Recipe is sweet and the perfect dessert to top with fresh fruit! Easy, classic and a bit over the top recipe”

So you need a dessert, the clock is ticking on this unbelievably BUSY day!
The phone is ringing nonstop, the children have had several squirmishes and are heading into either Sibling War #15 or a complete meltdown, the washing machine is trying to give up the ghost and the list just goes on and on and on; and you promised you would bake a cake for a raffle!!
What were you thinking??!!

Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake Recipe

Ok, deep breath and repeat after me: ‘This too shall pass…I CAN do this’.
Of course, you might have to repeat it a few times to get through until bedtime when your warring children turn into sleeping angels.
Are moms just delusional or does this really happen?

Back to this glorious cake…

Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake Recipe

I did not go searching under the ‘busy’ or ‘easy’ categories in my recipe file, but some how (Thank you Jesus!) I stumbled upon this super easy vanilla cake recipe. And with just a few minor adjustments to the ingredients Ta-dah, it became not only gluten free but cow’s milk free, just the way I need it and like it.
Is it just me, or as you go further on this gluten free journey and you accidentally nosedive stumble onto and consume some gluten containing food,  it not only tastes awful, but makes you feel horrible?

Yes, I am well aware that I have a weakness for some foods and a stubborn streak a mile wide (and that’s on my good days!)

Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake Recipe

I am not sure there are enough adjectives related to food to do this vanilla cake justice! But I will give it my best shot…

It is moistly sweet, but not overpowering.

The texture is FABULOUS; not dense like some gluten free cakes.

This Busy Day Vanilla Cake is just doggone pretty.

This vanilla cake is good by itself, but top it with some fresh fruit and a dollop (love that word!) of nondairy whipping cream…be still my heart.

Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake Recipe

Soooo, if you ever find yourself in the need of a deliciously easy dessert for your super busy life, this is the one for you.

Try this Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake recipe on a day when you’re busy or on a day when you have plenty of time; you won’t be sorry!!

If I have to call your names one more time……..


Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake
  • 2⅔ cups gf flour
  • 1⅓ sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1⅓ cups almond milk or any milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp gf vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 9 inch round cake pan.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder.
  4. Add milk butter, egg and vanilla.
  5. Beat with a mixer on low until combined.
  6. Spread batter in cake pan.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in middle of cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack.
  9. Serve cake warm with whip topping and fresh berries.

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  1. This cake looks amazing and the recipe looks pretty easy to make! I guess thats why you call it busy day cake 😉

  2. What type of flour did you use for your Gluten Free Busy Day Vanilla Cake? It looks very moist and the texture looks wonderful.

    • I used Pillsbury Best gluten free flour. I tend to have the best luck, when it comes to baking, using Better Batter gluten free all purpose flour mix or Pamela’s gluten free artisan flour blend. I was wanting to give Pillsbury a try since I could purchase it at the grocery store and did not have to order it. I had great success using it in this recipe but over all Better Batter and Pamela’s are the much better choices when it comes to baking.

  3. Is it possible that you meant this to be baked in two 8 inch cake pans? The recipe as prepared filled one 8 inch pan to the very top, has been baking for 40 mins and still not set. It has a pretty large dome on it. Usually over 2 cups of flour as the base would make it a layer cake.

    • I apologize. I used a 9 inch cake pan. I only used one and it did not fill my pan to the very top. I have noticed that baking gluten free layered cakes I have to double the recipe because if I do not I have very thin layers. What kind of flour did you use?

      I have updated the recipe to a 9 inch pan.

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