If you'd like to test-drive this base cake mix recipe, here are a couple of the original cake recipes to which you can apply the cake mix: Vanilla Cake and Darkest Chocolate Cake. Reprinted with permission from Cake Magic! (Workman Publishing). Photo by Ken Carlson.
When buttering and flouring your pan(s), any of the flours in this recipe work. Like the book suggests, do not use the mix as the coating for the pans. —Caroline Wright
Before her diagnosis, Caroline wrote a book on cakes called Cake Magic!. She started developing a birthday cake using her gluten-free mix found in that book. Check out other recipes she’s developing for her new life—and the stories behind them—on her blog, The Wright Recipes. Her next book, Catalan Food, written with chef Daniel Olivella, comes out in early September from Clarkson Potter.