Classic Vanilla Cake
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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Soy-Free Nut-Free

Enjoy this classic cake with rich vanilla flavor.

Ingredients

    Yield: One 9" x 13" cake or two 8" layers or 14 cupcakes

    • 1 bag Pamela's Classic Vanilla Cake Mix
    • 3 eggs, large
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 2/3 cup water
    • Optional: 1/4 tsp almond flavoring
    • For a lighter, fluffier texture, use 4 large eggs.
Directions

    Preheat oven to 325°.

    Whisk eggs, oil, water, and almond flavoring (if using) until well incorporated. Add dry mix and beat by hand or on medium/low for 2 minutes. Batter thickens slightly and becomes lighter in color. Pour batter into lightly greased baking pan. If desired, dust pans with rice flour to keep from sticking.

    Use pans and bake times listed below. Cake is baked when it springs back with a light touch or toothpick comes out almost clean. Do not over-bake, as it will cause dryness.

    two 8" rounds—24 to 30 min. (approx. 1 ½ " tall layers)

    two 9” rounds—18 to 24 min. (approx. 1" tall layers)

    one 9" square—30 to 35 min. (approx. 2" tall layer)

    one 9 x 13" pan—28 to 38 min. (approx. 1 ¼" high sheet cake)

    14 to 18 cupcakes (fill ⅔ full)—18 to 22 minutes (regular size)

    When cool, frost with Pamela's Vanilla Frosting Mix or Dark Chocolate Frosting Mix, whipped cream, powdered sugar, cover with berries, or use nothing at all. Keep unfrosted cake in plastic wrap to keep moist.

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Linda 02/54/2019 02/24/2019
I am planning to use this mix to make a larger cake. How many cups of batter per package does this mix make?
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Cristina 10/295/2018 10/23/2018
I need to make GF wedding cake Would like to make white almond sour cream cake. I usually use plain white mix and add sugar, flour, 4 eggs, salt, & extracts. I bought 5 bags of the GF vanilla cake mix. Can I add GF flour and sour cream & sugar to Pamela's mix? Will it be awful?
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blynne 09/261/2016 09/18/2016
Delicious. I added a can of mandarin oranges to batter. Then poked holes into cake after baking and poured orange jello then refrigerate. Such a nice cool delight. Thank you
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Marlene Abelman 10/281/2016 10/08/2016
Can I substitute champagne for the water? I want to make cupcakes for a bridal shower.
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Love it 07/206/2016 07/25/2016
Hello,
I've used the gluten free vanilla cake mix many times because the flavor is fantastic but it becomes very dry quickly. I made my boys dirty day cake on a Friday night and less than 24 hours later it was very dry. What can I add to increase the moisture? Add more oil? I cannot add anymore eggs than the 3 required because 3 is enough to give me a slight allergy but adding 4 eggs would be miserable.
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    • Lovei i have the same issue. Too dry!
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Leah Kleiboeker 03/64/2016 03/05/2016
What is egg replacer and where can i buy it? Im making cupcakes for a two year olds third birthday and cant eat egg or much sugar
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    • Hi Leah, Egg replacer can be found in the baking aisle of natural foods stores. Or, you can use flax meal as an egg replacer. Google "egg replacer recipes" for more information.
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Jennifer 12/337/2016 12/03/2016
Can you recommend the best egg replacer for this cake mix? I tried "flax eggs" and the cake turned out super dense. I'm looking for a lighter, fluffier cake, but my son also has an egg allergy. Thank you!
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    • Hi Jennifer, Egg replacer does not work that well in with the Vanilla Cake Mix. If he likes Chocolate, try our Chocolate Cake Mix. Egg replacer works very well in that one. Or, you could make a Brownie Cake using our Chocolate Brownie Mix (there is an egg-free recipe or use egg replacer), or how about a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (with egg replacer): Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Good luck!
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michelle 02/49/2016 02/19/2016
I have used the pancake mix many times before, we actually use it every Saturday morning fo
eakfast. Tomorrow is my daughter's 2nd birthday and she has a gluten sensitivity. I usually use milk instead of water on the pancake mix and it makes the pancakes much fluffier and the texture smoother. Can I do that with the vanilla cake mix as well with the same results? Thanks!

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    • Hi Michelle, It looks like we missed replying to you in time for your daughter's birthday. You could certainly use milk instead of water. Let us know how it turned out.
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Carole Howard 01/22/2016 01/23/2016
My gluten-free granddaughter has asked me to make a strawberry cake for her 6th birthday party. Could I just add some pureed strawberries and/or strawberry jam or strawberry preserves to the vanilla cake mix? Thanks so much.
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    • Hi Carole, Pamela says, "Absolutely- that would totally work. I would add and taste. The more sugar in the jam, the sweeter the cake so I would maybe use one without sugar. Also you will want the thickest jam or preserves available. If it’s thin, maybe heat it to reduce the liquid." You could also add it to the frosting: FRUITY FROSTING OR FILLING 1 bag Pamela's Frosting Mix 6 TBSP shortening, room temperature 6 TBSP of your favorite jelly, preserves or fruit spread Soften shortening. Add fruit spread and mix until completely incorporated. Add dry mix and blend together on medium for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down bowl during mixing. If frosting is too thick, add more water one teaspoon at a time. Frost on cooled cake. Let us know how it goes!
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Sheryl Banister 03/62/2015 03/04/2015
I love Pamela's products. We use them frequently in our house. We love the baking mix. Would be thrilled if Pamela's is able to become a nonGMO verified product.
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