Gluten-Free Vegan Sponge Layer Cake


GF Sponge Cake Printed in the September 2007 edition of Foods Matter, this recipe comes from Doves Farm, a producer of gluten-free flours and organic products in the UK.  If wheat is not a concern for you, then a regular self-rising flour should work in this recipe too…

“Clare Marriage spends much of her time experimenting and testing the recipes that appear on the Doves Farm flour packs. She is especially pleased with this one, which she developed with their new self-raising GF flour – and so she should be as, spurred on by the desire to be able to offer a really nice sponge cake to her son’s egg-allergic housemate, she has managed to achieve a near miracle in free-from bakery – a delicious egg-free and gluten-free sponge cake!”


1 tsp oil
5 oz sugar
6 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 a ripe banana
6 oz gluten-free self-raising flour
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp jam
1 tsp icing sugar

Heat the oven to 190C (Fan oven 170C), 375F, Gas mark 5.
Line an 18cm round cake tin with lightly oiled greaseproof paper.
In a bowl beat together the sugar, oil and vanilla.
Peel and mash the banana then beat into the sugar mixture.
Add the flour and water and mix well.
Turn into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.
Bake in a preheated oven for 35 minutes.
Cool the sponge on a wire rack.
Using a bread knife slice the sponge in half horizontally.
Spread one half of the sponge with jam and place the other on top.
Sieve the icing sugar over the top of the cake.

285cals – 2g protein
11g total fat – 2g sat / 8g mono / 1g poly
45g carbohydrate of which 25g sugar
1g fibre – 92mg sodium / 0.2 salt
91mg calcium

Recipe, text, and photo reprinted with the permission of Foods Matter.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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