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Easy Gluten Free and Vegan Sponge Layer Cake

Makes 1 layer cake

Very easy to rustle up, this sponge layer cake is made using FREEE sponge mix. For more vegan layer cakes recipes using gluten free self-raising flour see Gluten Free Vegan Victoria Sponge or Gluten and Wheat Free Sponge Sandwich.  We assembled the cake with jam and vegan buttercream but you could use a filling of your choice.

Free from Gluten, Peanuts, Soya, Wheat, Dairy, Nuts
Vegetarian, Vegan


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Vegan Sponge Layer Cake

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some oil around the inside of two 17cm/7” round cake tins or insert a baking liner.
  3. Measure the sponge mix into a mixing bowl, chickpea flour, tapioca and baking powder and stir to mix the flours together well.
  4. Sieve this into another mixing bowl to mix and aerate the flour blend.
  5. Put the milk and oil into the empty bowl and beat together.
  6. Add the prepared blend of flours and stir into a thick paste.
  7. Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins and smooth the top with a knife.
  8. Bake for 28-30 minutes until golden and the sponge springs back when touched.
  9. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

Vegan Filling and Topping

  1. Sieve the icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the spread and mix together well.
  3. Spread this evenly over one cold sponge layer.
  4. Spoon the jam on top and spread this out.
  5. Place the second sponge on top.
  6. Sieve the remaining teaspoon of icing sugar over the cake and serve.


2x17cm/7” round cake tins and mixing bowl


180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

28-30 minutes
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By Ilove2bake
18 May 2020

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