Lets Bake A Cake

Well Folks this is my first Recipe Blog Post First of many I do hope.

Hopefully I’m going give the courage and the base recipes for the first few weeks. Recipes that you have there that you can use or add to your files as bases for additions.

I’m going to make it easy for now, lets use commercial brands, there is plenty of time for me to gain your confidence and then load you up with more items to .

Right are you sitting comfortably πŸ˜‚ …….πŸ’œ. then lets begin………..in standard recipe format ………..with pretty pictures 😍

My ” Signature Style ” Simple but effective and I gave you two options in one, bottom is the standard jam filling, top is buttercream, I quite like the subtle two-tone effect, do you ??


Vanilla Sponge Cake

Light Moist Vanilla Sponge Cake GF, DF V

This mix will provide you enough batter for 2 x 9in baking pans or 3 x 6in pans


  • 350ml Soya milk
  • 3 Tablespoons White wine vinegar
  • 115g of Vegan butter, melted ( UK Pure Vegan Alternative, US Earth Butter )
  • 115ml Oil of choice ( sunflower oil or rapeseed are me first choices )
  • 350g Granulated Sugar of choice ( not brown)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 350g Gluten Free Plain Flour ( Dove Farms UK or Pilsbury US Cup for Cup )
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons Xanthan gum ( omit if your blend contains it )


  1. Preheat oven to 160 C convection/ 180 C standard /350 F
  2. Grease and line your selected pans
  3. Combine the soy milk with the white wine vinegar, and leave to stand for at least 5 minutes
  4. Use a large bowl to combine the vegan butter, oil sugar and vanilla until smooth, this can be done in a stand mixer on medium if you require
  5. Stir in the buttermilk concoction
  6. Mix the flour, baking soda and xanthan in a bowl with a hand whisk to combine
  7. Then sift the flour mixture into the bowl of fluids and whisk until smooth
  8. Pour the batter equally between your pans.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean, a check at 30 minutes is recommended.
  10. Leave to cool for 5 minutes in pans, then place on wire rack ( I place mine on tea towels to save marking).

Batter expectations
Slight dome
The ” Crumbporn”

Now Ive given you the base recipe to decorate as you require.

How about https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/vanilla-buttercream/

or as is mine https://www.gretchensveganbakery.com/aquafaba-swiss-buttercream-recipe/

Want to have a go at a jam, try this and 1/4 the recipe !!


Frostings will a whole new post πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ’œ

Thank you for taking the time to have a nosey, comments welcome and feedback of course.

Phew I’ve done it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ hopefully it will get easier next week ( the blog, not the cake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

If you make this cake, let me know, tag me on Insta, #everyoneshouldenjoycake or leave me a comment

Natures Sprinkles – Dried Edible Flower Petals

The Ultimate ” Crumbporn”

Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

29 thoughts on “Lets Bake A Cake”

      1. What a beautiful cake and the photos are spectacular! Wow, you make this gluten free recipe so approachable and easy to follow. Thank you for this first post. Cant wait for more!


  1. Clare, your first post, so exciting!!! Your method is nice and straightforward and those pictures are amazingπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


    1. Thank you. The Journey and #everyoneshouldenjoycake heads to the world πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ to encourage and help those in need with what Ive learnt is key. So here I go….. again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜


  2. Congratulations on your first post on your new Clare’s Cauldron blog! Such a lovely style and beginning to #everyoneshouldenjoycake ! Thank you for including products available in both UK and US…can’t wait to try this for my friends that require GF DF options! Cheers β™₯️


    1. Thank you Kim πŸ’œ I need to try and make the site internationally friendly to make folk comfortable with the bakes initially.
      Its where alot fall short.
      Of course time will come to introduce flour blends and other ideas but for now lets get some good solid recipes going for folk to enjoy. The bases for modifications as such πŸ’œ.


  3. Clare, I am so excited about this first blog post! The cake is stunning, and I kind of wish I had some GF flour around so I could give it a try 🀣. So proud of you!!

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  4. Everything you make looks spectacular! I’m so glad you’ve started your own blog and I’m so excited to follow it. You’re such an inspiration!


  5. Made this cake yesterday and it came out fantastic, I was lacking on ingredients so I was only able to make a single 9 in layer. Wow, a fantasticly moist and delicious cake! It frosted beautifully and looked great. I will definitely make again and look forward to more GF bakes. Thank you Clare, I would never given it a go without your recipe and wonderful instructions!!!


  6. So this will be a Birthday cake for one of my daughters who is gluten free. Thank you. I look forward to your next post


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