Get ready for cake season with this delicious homemade gluten-free vanilla cake mix recipe. Keep cake mix on hand so you can always have what you need to make a cake. These cake mix jars also make great gifts with the printable recipe card.

A mason jar filled with gluten-free vanilla cake mix.

Cake mix is one of those pantry staples you always want on hand in an emergency. You can use it to make cakes or cupcakes quickly.

I don’t know about you, but I have been in a pinch one too many times when I needed a cake quickly but didn’t have any cake mix. Running to the grocery store for cake mix takes time, and those mixes often have a lot of chemical preservatives.

If you love cake as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cake recipes.

A holiday wrapped mason jar.

Why I love this easy gluten-free vanilla cake mix recipe:

  1. This DIY gluten-free cake mix recipe is easy, has minimal ingredients, and will last up to 8 weeks in a mason jar or air-tight container.
  2. Convenience! You have ready-made cake mix in your pantry for when you feel like baking. No trip to the store is needed!
  3. With my homemade cake mix recipe, you can have delicious cake anytime! I use simple ingredients; you can use several gluten-free flour blends to make this recipe.
  4. Print out the recipe card below and make this a nice gift for neighbors, teachers, friends, and family!

Thank you for this gluten free cake mix recipe. I prefer to use a home made mix in recipes that call for a cake mix. So glad this meets our family dietary requirements AND tastes delicious!”

lisalia, blog comment
Two slices of vanilla cake on white plates.

This homemade gluten free cake mix makes this delicious gluten free vanilla cake (pictured above). This cake gets rave reviews from readers who have used it for every occasion, from weddings to birthdays to holidays.

Allergen Information:

This homemade vanilla cake mix recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, oat-free, and soy-free.

Cake mix ingredients in bowls.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

How To Make Homemade Gluten Free Cake Mix:

A labeled mason jar lid.

This is the easiest vanilla cake mix recipe!!

Step 1: Add all of your ingredients to the bowl.

Step 2: Whisk it really well to mix the ingredients.

Step 3: Put them into a mason jar, ziplock bag, or another air-tight container.

Step 4: Print out the printable recipe card.

Printable Cake Recipe Card:

Print out this card and attach it to your Mason jar for the recipe when you are ready to make this cake mix.

I hope you love this cake mix as much as we do! For tips, please read my Gluten Free Cake Troubleshooting Guide.

The top view of an open jar of cake mix.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you store this cake mix?

You can store this vanilla cake mix in a mason jar, ziplock bag, or another air-tight container.

How long will this cake mix keep fresh?

This cake mix will keep up to 8 weeks in your pantry.

Can you flavor the cake?

You can easily flavor this cake using different extracts like almond, lemon, and coconut. Add one teaspoon of extract to the wet ingredients when making the cake.

Use this cake mix to make my Gluten Free Cake Mix Cookies or this Gluten Free Dump Cake!

More DIY Gluten Free Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A mason jar filled with vanilla cake mix.

Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix

Sandi Gaertner
A simple DIY gluten free vanilla cake mix recipe perfect for your pantry, or give it as a gift.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cake Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cake
Calories 1581 kcal


  • Mason jars



  • Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Pour into a mason jar or another air-tight container.
  • Print out the recipe card.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. This cake mix will keep up to 8 weeks in an air-tight container.  
  4. Print the gluten free vanilla cake recipe card.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 1581kcalCarbohydrates: 378gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 300mgPotassium: 808mgFiber: 24gSugar: 208gCalcium: 507mgIron: 9mg
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older December 2021 post with more recipe details.

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  1. I love this idea! Especially for a white cake mix! Does this make 2 cake pans or 1? I looked on the recipe card and it didn’t give cake pan sizes and bake times that I saw. I really appreciate all your recipes!!

  2. Hi there! Maybe I missed it. What wet ingredients are needed for making the mix into a cake? I’m excited to try this.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for this gluten free cake mix recipe. I prefer to use a home made mix in recipes that call for a cake mix. So glad this meets our family dietary requirements AND tastes delicious!