Today I’m sharing this delicious (and easy!) gluten free yellow cake. I can’t believe how delicious, fluffy and perfectly sweet this cake is, I’m shocked actually. I made this cake for my sister’s graduation party and I’m so glad I did. It was such a sweet day, topped off with a sweet treat to celebrate! This cake mix came from a box… yes, A BOX! I was scrambling in the store, deciding whether to buy a pre-made cake from the bakery and I had a quick idea to just try it on my own. So, I did. And it was HUGE success! I frosted the cake to look like the trendy semi-naked or semi-frosted cakes that you see all over Pinterest, and added some delicious strawberries and blackberries for decoration (and it turned out to make the cake THAT much more delicious). Enjoy!
Gluten Free Yellow Cake
- 1 box of gluten free yellow cake (I used this brand) * I actually used two boxes before I realized that one box makes two layers, but it turned out well for me
- read the back of the box for additional cake ingredients you’ll need
- 1 container of cream cheese icing (or your icing of choice)
- pro-tip: dump the icing in a bowl and use an electric hand mixer to fluff the icing and it doubles in amount! Perfect for the semi-frosted look I did for this cake.
- Follow the baking directions on the back of the box
- Let the cakes cool before icing
To ice this cake, I started by cutting the tops off the cakes to make a flat surface. I placed one cake on the serving dish, iced only the top of the cake. I placed the second cake on top, with the cut surface facing down so that the top of the cake will be perfectly flat from the bottom of the baking pan. I then added a large amount of icing to the top and started to spread and even out. Then I started to smooth out the sides by pulling the leftover icing on the top of the cake and moving it around the sides until I achieved the desired icing amount. It’s easier if you have some type of turn-table to use while icing the cake. I only used an icing spatula to achieve this look. Lastly, I placed the berries on top and voila!