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Strawberry Birthday Cake

Gluten-free strawberry cake is a nice change from classic vanilla or chocolate cake. I recommend this for a birthday cake everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free strawberry cake, gluten-free strawberry cake recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com



  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 3/4 cups of organic pure cane sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk or coconut milk
  • 1 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 TB of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB of vanilla


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups organic powdered pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries


  • Butter two 9 inch cake pans and line the bottom of both with parchment paper. (I just trace the bottom of the pan on the paper and cut).
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flours, sugar, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt.
  • In a medium bowl, blend the milk, strawberry puree, oil, vanilla, and vinegar with hand beaters. Do NOT leave out the vinegar – I know it is a weird ingredient but it reacts with the baking soda to help with the rise!
  • Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine. I started with hand beaters and finished with a spatula.
  • Pour into buttered cake pans. The batter is thick and kinda sticky just FYI.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Check the cakes at the 25 minute mark though in case our ovens run differently.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Then take the cakes out to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Once the cakes are completely cooled you can make your frosting. Just put all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and beat with hand beaters until smooth.