Gluten-Free Boxed Cake Mix Replacer


Got a recipe calling for gluten-free cake mix? Don't have one? Don't want to use them? Here is a chemical-free and less expensive replacement. The dry ingredients equal one 19-ounce boxed version. Adapted from the ingredients' lists of various boxed versions. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 9-inch round cakes


  • ¾ cup white rice flour

  • ½ cup brown rice flour

  • ½ cup sorghum flour

  • ¼ cup potato starch

  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch

  • 1 tablespoon sweet rice flour

  • 1 tablespoon rice starch

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons white vanilla powder

  • 1 cup superfine sugar

  • 1 teaspoon fine salt


  1. Sift white rice flour, brown rice flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, rice starch, baking powder, and vanilla powder together twice in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add superfine sugar and salt; whisk together using the whisk attachment on medium-low speed, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Add 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for a recipe calling for a 19-ounce boxed chocolate cake. When using the cocoa, add it with the first ingredients so it will be sifted twice, together with the flours.

If you can't find rice starch, either replace it with arrowroot (maranta starch) or even gluten-free, unflavored rice cereal for babies.

To make into a cake, add 3 eggs, 1/2 cup butter or oil, 1/2 cup milk or milk substitute. Then bake at 330 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 50 minutes. Makes one 9x13-inch cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
1g Fat
59g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 475mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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