Big River Grains Gluten & Dairy Free Yellow Cake

Cook time 30 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Bread, Dessert, Snack


  • 2 1/4 cups Yellow cake mix (1/2 bag)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract


This recipe makes 12 cupcakes or one 8" - 9" cake.


Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly grease your round layer pans, or put cupcake papers in muffin pans. If desired, line cake pan(s) with parchment paper for extra protection.
Place the water, oil, eggs, mayonnaise, and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Mix briefly until foamy. Add mix, mix briefly on low, scrape down sides of the bowl, then mix on medium high for a minute. Pour the batter into prepared pan(s).
Bake until a cake tested inserted in the center comes out clean, and the top springs back when lightly pressed: cupcakes (20 minutes), 8-9” layers (25-30 minutes). Baking times will vary depending on pan size, type of pan, and oven temperature.
Allow cakes and cupcakes to cool in the pans for 5-10 minutes before turning out of the pan(s) to cool completely on racks.