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Moist Vanilla Cake

Updated February 23, 2016

Cookbook

Allergy-Free Desserts

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

In my opinion, the perfect birthday cake is a moist, delicious vanilla cake covered with piles of fluffy buttercream frosting and candles. This is the quintessential birthday cake for those of us with food allergies, and it is especially yummy with the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Serves8 to 10

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Moderate

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, low cholesterol, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Equipmentelectric mixer

Mealdinner

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturecreamy, rich, sweet

Type of Dishcake, chocolate dessert, dessert

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup well-shaken unsweetened coconut milk (not light)
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3½ cups Betsy’s Baking Mix
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup organic palm fruit oil shortening
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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