This Gluten-Free Sponge Cake is Ideal for All the Family

If you’re baking a cake for a birthday or a big family celebration, you want to make sure that everyone can enjoy it. Tick all the boxes with this delicious, traditional gluten-free sponge cake—it’s so light and fluffy, no one will know it’s gluten-free!


  • 1/2 cup of white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon of xantham gum
  • 2 teaspoons of gluten-free baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of milk

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Sift the flours, baking powder, and xantham gum into a bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs to the butter mix, and then fold in the flour. Mix well until the cake batter is smooth.
  4. Mix in the vanilla extract and the milk, the mix should be pale and drop from a spoon.
  5. Divide the mix between two lined round cake tins, and bake in an oven heated to 370 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Test the cakes with a skewer, the skewer should come out clean from the center of the cake.
  6. Leave the cakes to cool. Make the frosting by whisking together the icing sugar and butter. Once the icing is smooth, stir in the vanilla extract. Use this to frost the cakes once they are completely cool.