This gluten free funfetti cake is perfect for birthday celebrations. The gluten free and dairy free white cake is light and airy and filled with colorful sprinkles. Finish it off with dairy free frosting and extra sprinkles for the ultimate funfetti experience!
You guys. I’m turning 30 this month. The big 3-0. I will no longer be able to say I’m in my 20’s.
Gluten Free Funfetti Cake
Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 1 hour Serves 8 Ingredients
For the Cake
1 3/4 C gluten free all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
2/3 C granulated sugar
1/4 C sprinkles
1 C coconut milk (from a carton), room temperature
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites, room temperature
For the Frosting
1/2 C shortening
1/2 C dairy-free butter
3 C powdered sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 Tbsp coconut milk
food coloring, optional
sprinkles, for decorating Directions
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray 2 6-inch cake pans with non-stick spray and line them with parchment paper cut to fit the pan.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, sift together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix on low speed until combined. Mix in the sprinkles.
In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, combine the coconut milk, oil and vanilla extract. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, use and electric hand mixer to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Set aside.
Turn the stand mixer on low and slowly pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Turn the mixer to medium and mix until combined, scraping the bowl as necessary.
Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and use a rubber spatula to gently fold half of the whipped egg whites into the batter. Repeat with the remaining egg whites until fully incorporated.
Gently pour the batter into the two prepared pans, dividing the batter between the two evenly. Bake at 325 degrees for 33-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes then remove them from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
For the frosting:
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the shortening and dairy free butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low until lumpy. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for about a minute until the frosting is smooth. Add milk, almond extract and food coloring and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and beat an additional 30 seconds, if necessary.
To frost the cake:
Use a serrated knife or cake leveler to level the top of the cakes and cut each cake layer in half to create 4 layers.
Place one layer on a cake stand and top with about 1/3 cup frosting. Smooth the frosting over the cake and stack another layer on top. Repeat with each layer. With the last layer, frost the tops and sides of the cake. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Let the cake come to room temperature before serving.