Gluten-Free 'Cake Magic!' Cake Mix

January 14, 2019

Author Notes: 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

Food52 Review: Featured in: One Gluten-Free Cake Mix, 100 Possibilities.The Editors

Makes: 4 cups
Prep time: 5 min


  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3/4 cup almond flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine Himalayan sea salt
In This Recipe


  1. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl. Measure ingredients into sieve; sift all ingredients into bowl. Whisk the mix again before measuring.

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