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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake with Dairy Free Frosting

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake with Dairy Free Frosting

Classic red velvet cake gets a Gluten Free update with Dairy Free cream cheese frosting.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8


  • Mixing Bowl
  • 2 8" round cake pans


Red Velvet Cake

  • 2 ½ cups Gluten Free 1.1 flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup Dairy Free butter, room temperature
  • cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Dairy Free sour cream
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz Dairy Free cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Dairy Free butter, room temperature
  • 5 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Red Velvet Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 8" round cake pans with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  • Add your eggs, sugar, butter, sour cream, shortening, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix well until everything is fully combined.
  • Add your remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add all of the ingredient to a mixing bowl. Mix until creamy and smooth.
  • To assemble the cake, add a layer of frosting to the top of the first cake. Stack the second cake on top and add the remaining frosting on top. Smooth over the top and down the sides.
  • Slice and enjoy!
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