Copycat Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix Recipe (2023)

Instead of spending the higher cost Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix, you can save money by making your own mix with the exact same ingredients. Make a batch to keep on hand for unexpected guests and wishes.

I swear using myGluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix Recipefor baking gluten-free treats. When your sweets contain heavier ingredients or when you need lighter cakes and muffins, I suggest myGluten Free Baking Flour Mix Recipe. However, both recipes call for "superfine" rice flour. If you can't or don't want to order it online, you probably won't be able to find it in stores. If that's the case, you may decide to use your favorite high-quality flour blend. Some of my readers use the Better Batter or Cup-4-Cup brands.

If you want to make your own inexpensive cake mix (including sugar and yeast) for less than $1.75 per box, this is similar to (readers say better than)Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix, use the recipe below. It may not be of the highest quality and texture, but it makes wonderful coffee cakes, quick breads, and other heavier-style pastries (lots of butter, etc.). $5.49 will save you about $3.75 per box. Use this cake mix in place of a box of Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix in any of your recipes (see recipe below). Leverage!

Observation:to checkGluten-free apple inverted cake recipeWho uses this mix?

This recipe is from my upcoming cookbook!

UPDATE - June 23, 2018:

If you've seen this recipe in the past, note that Betty Crocker now uses baking soda instead of baking powder in her gluten-free yellow cake mix. This is really weird to me because of one main fact. The baking soda should accompany an acid such as buttermilk, vinegar, lemon juice, etc. Otherwise, you will notice a baking soda taste. While the recipes linked below may have been delicious in the past, I'm not sure how they'll turn out with the current mix. I suggest using this copycat home recipe unless the recipe calls for an acidic ingredient.

UPDATE - February 24, 2020:Betty Crocker now adds canola oil and cornstarch to her gluten-free yellow cake mix. Cornstarch is a great move! Feel free to substitute 1/4 cup of potato starch for the cornstarch. However, adding canola oil makes baked goods moister and heavier.


Copycat Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix Recipe

Setup time:10 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes

Harvest:Makes 1 layer cakes

Copycat Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix Recipe (1)

Save money by making your own Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix to keep on hand whenever you want. You have the option of making cakes that range from deep yellow to light yellow, naturally.


    For the above mix:

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (180g.)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (125g) potato starch (or cornstarch)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white rice flour (4.375 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder (Rumford or Featherweight, no corn)
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons xanthan gum (or guar gum to be completely corn free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional for color) (original recipe does not include this)
  • For the Old Cake:
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 6 tablespoons* unsalted butter, softened (or half coconut oil + half shortening) (or 1/2 cup oil)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • For the new cake mix (coming soon):

  • granulated sugar
  • white rice flour
  • potato starch
  • oil
  • cornstarch
  • sodium bicarbonate
  • sal
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  • For the new cake (coming soon):
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter (or an additional 1/3 cup oil)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


    To make the mix:

  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and beat until well blended. If desired, sift the mixture to create even lighter cakes and muffins.
  2. Use in recipes that call for Gluten-Free Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix.
  3. To make the cake:

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F*. Grease a 9x9-inch pan; and book
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, butter, vanilla, and eggs on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 1/2 minutes.
  6. Transfer to the prepared form and level.
  7. Bake on the center rack of the oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Start the test in about 33 minutes*, although it can take up to 40 minutes or more.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Then cut and freeze as desired.


*Betty Crocker now suggests using 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of unsalted butter. However, they have also updated their ingredients to include cornstarch and possibly more rice flour (by weight) than potato starch. I will try to try a new version soon..

This mix doesn't make a super sweet cake; hence the super rating given to Betty Crocker's gluten-free products (not to mention that they're all natural). However, the recipes listed by Betty Crocker (see below) add much more sweetness. Therefore, if you use the recipe to eat on its own, you can add additional sugar.

Using 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric creates a very rich yellow/golden cake. You can use less to be closer to a boxed yellow cake recipe. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix does not contain turmeric, but I like to add it for two reasons: color, and it is known to be an anti-inflammatory ingredient. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix does not contain turmeric, but I like to add it for two reasons: color and it is known to be an anti-inflammatory ingredient.

I haven't tried using this mix on a plain yellow cake yet, but I did use the directions for instructions above on atBetty Crock Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix Instructions. Includes cook times for different size pans and even high-altitude cooking. I don't know if they'll work exactly with this mix, but I'd imagine it's extremely close.


7/8 cup white rice flour (4.375 oz.) ($3.09 for 24 oz. Bob's Red Mill brand at = $0.56

7/8 cup granulated sugar (6.56 ounces) ($2.58 for 5 pounds of Walmart Great Value brand) = $0.21

7/8 cup potato starch (120 grams) ($3.99 for 24 oz. Bob's Red Mill brand at = $0.78

2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder (0.3 oz.) $3.29 for 16 oz. Bob's Red Mill brand at = $0.06

1/4 teaspoon baking soda (0.1 oz.) $2.09 for 16 oz. Bob's Red Mill brand at = $0.011-1/4 tsp xanthan gum (0.1 oz) ($7.19 for 8 oz. NOW Foods brand at = $0.091 /2 tsp salt 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon turmeric (optional for color)TOTALS - $1.71*Now I made this simple cake, using the 8 tablespoons of butter suggested by Betty Crocker, but it turned out to be too heavy (but it tastes great). I suggest using 6 tablespoons of butter instead of the 8. I updated the recipe accordingly.

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Recipes from me and Betty Crocker using her or mine gluten free yellow cake mix

Click on one of the links below to be taken to my recipe or redirected to the Betty Crocker website:

Carla's recipes:

Gluten-free apple inverted cake recipe

Gluten-free coffee cake recipe with currants and walnuts

Amazing Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten-free sweet cornbread (dairy-free options)

Betty Crocker Recipes

gluten free lemon cake

Gluten Free Banana Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

Gluten Free Golden Caramel Tart

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Sugar cookies with preparation for gluten-free cake

Gluten Free Marbled Cake

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

Gluten Free Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Cranberry Sauce

Gluten-free pineapple upside-down cake

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Eggnog Breakfast Cake

Gluten Free Cinnamon Pecan Crust Sweet Potato Pie

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Gluten-free apple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and candied walnuts

Gluten-Free Fig Pecan Caramel Tarts

Gluten Free Corn Muffins

Gluten-free raspberry cheesecake bars

Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Gluten-free lemon and vanilla ice cream

Strawberry Charles Cupcakes

Coconut cake stuffed with lemon

Mini Citrus Layered Cakes

Gluten Free Celebration Trifle

Gluten Free Tiramisu Cupcakes

Gluten-Free “A Maize ing” Cornbread

Gluten Free Apple Butter Bars

Caramel Carrot Cake

Citrus Ice Cream Spice Cake

Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Dessert Squares

Gluten Free Mini Creepy Eyes

Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting and Sea Salt

Gluten-free cream and forest fruit tart

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