I am aware that many individuals on a gluten free diet are watching their intake of starch. In addition, some individuals have trouble with gums. This gluten free cake recipe is free of all starch (potato, tapioca, arrowroot, and cornstarch) and gums (xanthan, guar, etc). It is also free of leaveners such as baking soda and baking powder. Obviously, the cake still calls for sugar, which is still high in carbohydrates, but you save a ton of carbs and have added protein from the eggs in this gluten free cake recipe. It is light due to the whipped egg whites that are folded in towards the end. I’m not keen on using rice flour in cakes because it is usually gritty, unless it is a superfine rice flour. For those who still use it, enjoy!