Treat your gluten-sensitive child to a fun, tasty cupcake or a delicious birthday cake, using this reliable and delicious recipe.
One and one-half cups of rice flour
Three-fourths cup of tapioca flour
One teaspoon each, salt, baking soda, and xanthan gum
Three teaspoons of baking powder
Four large eggs
One and one-fourth cup of sugar
Two-thirds cup of mayonnaise
One cup of milk
Two teaspoons of vanilla extract, gluten-free variety
Use shortening and rice flour to prepare two nine-inch cake pans. In a large bowl, combine flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and xanthan gum. In a second bowl, mix together eggs, mayonnaise, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the dry mixture, as well as the vanilla and milk. Stir until the batter is smooth. Divide batter equally between the two cake pans. Bake for twenty-five minutes in a 350-degree oven. You will know it is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Decorate this cake with gluten-free frosting; it will be a hit at your Christmas or Halloween party, or take it to your next potluck or bake sale.