I have no idea why a “one bowl” anything appeals to me so. Or why a cake that turns out perfectly delicate and delicious without using a stand mixer excites me. After all, I am supposed to want to use my mixer, right?
The mixer is not neglected, trust me. (Note the fresh whipped cream frosting.)
But even though the stand mixer is not necessary for this recipe, you still end up with a lovely moist vanilla cake. Top it with the freshest grass fed whipped cream, and garnish with fresh berries and you may have your new go-to summer dessert!
We were actually celebrating the US World Cup victory this week, but this is super-simple and delish for July 4th, too!
- For the cake:
- 250 grams (about 1½ cups) King Arthur Gluten-Free Multipurpose Flour (or similar gum-free gluten-free flour blend likeGigi's Everyday Blend)
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cup milk (dairy-free may be used)
- ½ cup cream cheese, softened (for dairy-free, substitute dairy-free cream cheese alternative like Daiya)
- ¼ cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I use Nielsen Massey extracts.)
- For the cream frosting:
- 1 pint good quality cream like Atlanta Fresh Artisan Creamery cream
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar (learn to make your own!)
- 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Fresh in season and local berries (I used cherries and blueberries, but strawberries would be nice, too!)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan; set aside. (If you want a layer cake, you may use two 8-or 9-inch round cake pans.)
- In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients; whisk to blend.
- Add milk, cream cheese, oil, eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes, until top of cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Cool completely before frosting with whipped cream frosting, then garnish as desired.
- Need to substitute a flour or starch? Read Substituting Gluten-Free Flours and Starches.
- Need help with ingredient substitutions? Read Ingredient Substitutions for Gigi’s Recipes.
- To make the cake dairy-free, follow the substitution suggestions in the recipe.
- If you need to substitute the frosting, try this dairy-free butter cream frosting.
This recipe originally appeared on GlutenFreeGigi.com.
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