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Vanilla Cake Mix Directions

Basic instructions.

  • 3 cups GF Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water at room temperature


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously grease two 9-inch round nonstick cake pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper or wax paper, then grease again.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-low speed. Add mix, then oil and water. Beat for 60 seconds on medium-low speed, scraping down sides of bowl with spatula. Divide batter evenly in pans; smooth tops with spatula.

Step 3

Place pans 3 inches apart on middle rack of oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack for 15 minutes. Run sharp knife around edges to loosen cakes, the invert on to separate plates to cool completely before frosting.

Makes 16 servings/slices.

Eggless Option: Combine 3 Tb Golden Flaxseed Meal with 1/2 cup water. Let stand two minutes then use as you would the egg.

Size and Shape Variations:
Two 8-inch round nonstick pans: Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
One 9x13-inch rectangular nonstick pan: Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
18 to 20 standard-size cupcakes: Bake 20 to 22 minutes.
Two 8x4-inch loaf pans: Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

Customer variations:
Customer Bethany Sargent replaced the water with vanilla almond milk and added 1 Tbsp vanilla and quite a few shakes of cinnamon to the batter.
Vanilla Cake Mix Directions



Products Used in this Recipe

Gluten Free
GF Vanilla Cake Mix

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dona sanchez May 31, 2013
Do you realize there is no sugar in this recipe? The dough comes out too heavy so I whipped 4egg whites with 2 Tbsp sugar and folded it into the batter to lighten it up. Its baking now. Looks great and light
Bob's Red Mill June 3, 2013
Dona Sanchez, Sugar is included in the Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix.
Kristina March 18, 2014
How do I make this a white cake?
Bob's Red Mill March 18, 2014
When wanting to create a white cake using our Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix, you will want to use 6 egg whites. Keep in mind that we have not tested this preparation.
Sarah F May 5, 2014
Can you replace all or some of the oil with applesauce?
Bob's Red Mill May 6, 2014
Applesauce can be used in place of the oil called for in our Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix, 1 for 1. Keep in mind that replacing oil with applesauce will create a slightly drier product.
Deb May 21, 2014
Eh, decent texture, not very sweet at all and I even added strawberry jello mix to it to try to recreate a recipe I have for a gluten cake.....I would also add more vanilla, flavor is lacking, but texture is there, not too bad, just needs a little sprucing up in the flavor dept. :)
Katie September 1, 2014
This cake mix is fantastic! I add molasses and cinnamon and use flax-seed and applesauce instead of eggs and oil. I prefer it without frosting, but for my friends that don't want the vegan option I prepare some cream cheese frosting on the side- it's been a big hit with everyone. :)
Bob's Red Mill September 22, 2014
As an eggless option, we recommend combining 3 Tbsp Golden Flaxseed Meal with 1/2 cup of water. Let the mixture stand for 2 minutes and then use it as you would the egg.
Liza September 21, 2014
Hi. We have the cake mix but I see that it requires eggs. My son has egg and soy allergies. What can I use to replace the eggs? Would applesauce or flaxseeds work? Thanks.
Cherry October 14, 2014
Hi, I baked the cake today and followed all the instructions on the packaging. It came out light, moist and yummy. However, it is a little too sweet for my taste. Is there anyway I can reduce the sweetness? Thanks
Bob's Red Mill October 14, 2014
To help reduce the sweetness of our Vanilla Cake Mix, you may be interested in adding a small amount of lemon juice.

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