This Cassava Flour Cake is fluffy, soft, and has the best texture. This easy and healthy one bowl cake is great for any occasion. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, and Sunday afternoons. This nut free cake is made with healthy ingredients, but tastes like a classic vanilla cake!

Cassava flour vanilla cake with vanilla frosting

Look at that moist and fluffy texture!

Why You’ll Love This Cake

  • This cassava flour cake is incredibly easy to make.
  • Only one mixing bowl required.
  • This nut free cake has the texture of a traditional vanilla cake.
  • It is made with wholesome and healthy ingredients.
  • This Paleo sheet cake is made without baking powder and without xantham gum.
  • It is great for many different occasions!
  • This grain free vanilla cake is great for those with allergies.
  • It is Paleo friendly, Grain Free, Gluten Free, and Nut Free!

Baking with Cassava Flour

Cassava flour is a great Paleo, grain free and gluten free flour. It very closely resembles traditional wheat flour. In addition, this flour is made from the root vegetable yuca, making it much healthier than white flour.

Cassava flour is great in many baked goods! These Cassava Flour Brownies, Cassava Flour Cookies, Cassava Flour Pancakes and Cassava Flour Waffles are great ideas.

Check out this Cassava Flour: Everything You Need to Know guide for more helpful tips!

How To Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously spray a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2

Sift together cassava flour, baking soda, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Flour in bowl

Step 3

Then, add in butter, vanilla extract and coconut milk.

Cake batter in bowl

Step 4

Add in eggs one at a time. Mix until a smooth and slightly thick batter is achieved.

Cake batter in bowl

Step 5

Spread batter into an even layer in greased baking pan.

Raw cake batter in pan

Step 6

Bake for 27 to 32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cassava cake in pan

Step 7

Remove from oven. Cool cake completely before frosting.

Nut free vanilla cake with frosting

Step 8

Finally, slice and serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

For a whiter cake, use granulated white sugar. Use coconut sugar for Paleo.

Use room temperature butter and room temperature eggs for best results. This allows the batter to mix together more smoothly.

The cake batter is slightly thicker than traditional cake batter.

Pour cake batter into one even layer in baking pan. This ensures even baking.

Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Do not bake too long!

Wait until cake has cooled COMPLETELY before frosting.

Paleo vanilla cake with frosting

Frosting

Since this is a vanilla cake, any frosting flavor works! I used my homemade Vegan vanilla frosting for this recipe.

My favorite store bought frosting is Simple Mills Vanilla. It is artificial free and made with coconut oil. Highly recommend!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use cassava flour to bake cake?

Yes, cassava flour is a great flour for baking cake!

What does cassava flour do in baking?

Cassava flour acts like wheat flour in baking. It has a slight cinnamon spice flavor to it.

What is a sheet cake?

A sheet cake is a cake that is baked in a 9 by 13 inch pan. It is all one layer!

Which frosting can I use?

Any frosting works well!

Can I make this egg free?

No, I do not recommend making this cake egg free.

What does this cake taste like?

This cake has a slight cinnamon spice flavor. The texture is moist and fluffy.

Can I make this ahead of time?

This cake is best consumed as soon as it has cooled from baking. It is still fresh for about 48 hours, but safe to eat within 4 days. I suggest frosting it when you’re ready to eat it.

Nut free cassava flour cake with frosting

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Cassava flour vanilla cake with vanilla frosting

Get the Recipe: Cassava Flour Vanilla Cake (Nut Free, Paleo)

This easy Cassava Flour Vanilla Cake is moist, fluffy and incredibly delicious. This one bowl sheet cake comes together quickly and easily. It is great for birthdays, celebrations, holidays, and rainy days!
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Ingredients

  • 2 ⅔ cups cassava flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, see note
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk, see note
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • frosting, about 1 to 1 ½ cups

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously spray a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, sift together cassava flour, baking soda, and sugar.
  • Then add butter, vanilla extract and coconut milk to bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add in eggs one at a time. Stir until a smooth but slightly thick batter is achieved.
  • Spread cake batter into an even layer in greased baking pan.
  • Bake for 27 to 32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven.
  • Finally, allow cake to cool completely before frosting. Once frosted, slice and serve!

Notes

  • To achieve a whiter cake, use white sugar.  For Paleo, use coconut sugar.
  • Use coconut milk from a carton.  Canned coconut milk will be too creamy for this cake.
  • See my recipe for Vegan Vanilla frosting.
  • The cake batter is slightly thicker than traditional cake batter.  See photos above for texture.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Do not over bake!
  • Cool cake FULLY before frosting!  Trying to frost a warm cake will lead to melted frosting.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Nutritional values are calculated without frosting.
Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 238mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 75IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 1mg

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