Gluten free Victoria sponge

    35 min

    A simple recipe that is pretty much undetectable as gluten free. Try it see if any one realises. It rises better than the normal cake too.


    West Midlands, England, UK
    181 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 150g (6oz) brown rice flour
    • 150g (6oz) Stork® margarine or similar
    • 150g (6oz) caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 3 eggs
    • a few drops vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and line 2 (18cm) sandwich pans.
    2. Put all ingredients into a bowl and whisk with an electric whisk for 2 minutes. Divide the mix between the two tins.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes.
    4. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool, then sandwich together with jam and / or buttercream.


    Every Holland and Barrett sells brown rice flour.

    Other ideas

    You can also use the mixture to make fairy cakes or sponge puddings. I've make lovely butterfly cakes with a 2 egg quantity of this mix.

    Serving suggestion

    Add lots of pretty icing to make this into a birthday cake.


    Replace 1 tablespoon of the flour with cocoa and sandwich with chocolate icing for a chocolate cake.

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    I made this today for my Mum's birthday, she is gluten intolerant. It really was delicious! Everyone said it was delicious and I will definitely be making it many more times now I have found a great recipe. I made a buttercream for the middle and added strawberry jam, there is only a tiny bit left! Thanks very much for posting this, cant recommend it enough, give it a go. I doubt anyone would notice it is gluten free if you didn't tell them  -  11 Feb 2012


    Used this reciepe for my daughters 21st birthday cake. I've made a few Glutin free cakes but my family gave the thumbs up to this one. It was moist and sponge and a hit with my daughter.  -  09 Sep 2010


    This recipe works very well! The cake was moist & very tasty  -  01 Dec 2010