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45+ Delicious Gluten-Free Cake Recipes

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A collection of easy and delicious Gluten Free Cake Recipes with a little something for everyone! Everything from classics like chocolate cake, yellow cake, and vanilla cake to baked cheesecake, tres leches, s’mores cake, ice cream cake, and more! All gluten free cakes are vegetarian and many are vegan, to boot!

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Despite not having much of a sweet tooth, I’ve had cake on my mind a lot lately. Perhaps it’s my love of British baking shows, or simply the challenge they present when recipe testing. Either way, it sure was fun visiting some of my favorite bloggers to gather some top-rated gluten-free cake recipes to share with you! I hope you enjoy the large variety of both traditional and highly creative cakes you’ll find here. Enjoy!

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🎂 45+ Best Gluten-Free Cakes

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
This easy and luscious Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake recipe requires only one bowl and is filled with simple, wholesome ingredients. This healthy summer dessert is naturally egg-free, with a vegan and dairy-free option.
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Gluten-Free Fruit Cake (Christmas Cake)
An easy, moist, flavorful gluten-free fruit cake (also known as Christmas cake) made with almond flour. Naturally vegan and alcohol-free.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake | Allergy Free Alaska
A sinfully rich gluten-free chocolate cake topped with luscious, silky smooth dairy-free chocolate frosting.
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Gluten Free Vanilla Cake {Dairy-Free Too!} | Fearless Dining
Whether you need a birthday cake, wedding cake, or any party cake, this Gluten Free Vanilla Cake recipe is so easy to make!
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Gluten-Free Honey Cake with Lemon and Lavender
Super easy, healthy and delicious Gluten-Free Honey Cakes with notes of lavender and lemon. These rich and decadent mini-cakes are bursting with vibrant flavors and topped with a purple glaze for that extra special touch.
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Bojo – Suriname Style Gluten Free Cassava Cake | Global Kitchen Travels
Bojo – Suriname Style Gluten Free Cassava Cake is a common root vegetable cake throughout the Caribbean, where it is more commonly known as pone. Grain Free dessert #glutenfree #grainfree
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Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake | It’s Not Complicated Recipes
My Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake is easy, luscious, moist and full of flavour. Ideal for entertaining, and all made in the food processor!
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Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake | It's Not Complicated Recipes
Gluten Free Cherry Cake | Mind Body And Spirit Wellbeing
Need more gluten-free recipes like this wheat-free cherry cake? Worry not! Here is my ultimate gluten-free dessert recipe cookbook!
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Vegan Gluten-Free No Added Sugar | German Chocolate Cake
The ultimate healthy chocolate cake that tastes like a traditional German Chocolate Cake. Vegan, gluten-free, and no added sugar.
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Gluten-free Coconut Caramel Tres Leches Layer Cake | Barth Bakery
This luscious Gluten-free Coconut Caramel Tres Leches Cake features a moist sponge cake soaked in a mixture of cream, coconut milk, evaporated milk, and dulce de leche, layered with a delicate coconut whipped cream and sprinkled with toasted coconut.
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The Ultimate S’mores Cake (Secretly Vegan + GF!) | The Banana Diaries
Unbelievably gooey and decadent s’mores cake with super rich molten chocolate cake, homemade graham cracker filling, decadent chocolate buttercream, and toasted eggless marshmallow fluff! You won’t even know if secretly eggless, dairy free, and easily gluten free!
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Gluten-Free Persian Love Cake
A rich and decadent Persian Love Cake made with rose, cardamom, saffron, almond flour and honey. Topped with rose cardamom honey syrup and a thick coconut butter glaze. Gluten-Free.
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Gluten Free Sourdough Chocolate Cake Recipe | What the Fork
An easy sourdough chocolate cake recipe made with sourdough discard. It’s a delicious way to reduce waste from your sourdough starter!
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Marbled Gluten-Free Pound Cake • Heartbeet Kitchen
A delicious gluten-free pound cake with chocolate & vanilla swirls, creating a gorgeous marbled effect. The crumb is perfect, buttery & rich!
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Coconut Flour Cake Recipe (Paleo & Keto) | Healy Eats Real
This vanilla coconut flour cake recipe is light, fluffy and delicately sweet. Its paleo, keto and the best healthy dessert for any occasion!
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Vegan lemon cheesecake (gluten-free, sugar-free, no cashews) | Bubble Green
A healthy and delicious vegan lemon cheesecake which is also gluten-free and refined sugar-free! Perfect for any occasions.
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Torta Caprese | Marcellina in Cucina
Torta Caprese is a delicious Italian flourless chocolate cake that everyone will love! #chocolatealmondcake #chocolatecake #flourlesschocolatecake #tortacaprese
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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipe
This easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake recipe makes for one moist and fluffy carrot cake that is also dairy-free, refined sugar-free, requires only one bowl to make, and is topped with a healthy and delicious Orange Coconut Butter Glaze!


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Basque Cheesecake GF | Renana’s Kitchen
This gluten free Basque burnt cheesecake is baked at a high temperature which creates the top burnt crust. It helps to add the caramelized exterior and the unique final look.
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Gluten Free Italian Cream Cake | caramel and cashews
Shredded coconut, chopped pecans, and almond extract come together to make this moist and fluffy gluten free Italian cream cake oh so good!
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Gluten Free Italian Cream Cake | caramel and cashews
Easy Almond Sponge Cake (Gluten Free) | My Yellow Apron
A light and fluffy Gluten Free almond flour cake bursting with flavors from vanilla. It’s great with or without frosting and takes only one bowl to make the cake.
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Easy Almond Sponge Cake (Gluten Free) | My Yellow Apron
Gluten-Free Banana Cake
This Gluten-Free Banana Cake is super healthy, simple, delicious and free of refined sugar!
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5-ingredient Baked Vegan Cheesecake (Oil-free, Gluten-free) | My Pure Plants
It is a creamy 5-ingredient Vegan New York-style Cheesecake with a vibrant raspberry sauce for topping. It is baked, oil-free, and undetectably gluten-free.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Cake Vegan Gluten-Free Recipe | Planted 365
This Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Cake is moist, rich, delicious, and so easy to make. It’s vegan and gluten-free, too! Make your own jam or use store-bought.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Cake Vegan Gluten-Free Recipe | Planted 365
Orange Cake (GF, Paleo, Keto) | Living Healthy with Chocolate
With its outstanding orange flavor, moist tender crumbs, and zesty orange glaze, this is truly one of the best Orange Cake recipes made with fresh orange juice and coconut flour. And after you try it, you’ll see how delicious and easy it is to make. Love orange cake? Check out my marbled Chocolate O…
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Gluten-Free Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Raspberries + Cinnamon Streusel Topping
A beautiful, easy, and delicious Gluten-Free Coffee Cake Loaf made with sour cream, raspberries and a cinnamon streusel (crumble) topping! Refined sugar-free!
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BEST Ever Vegan Ice Cream Cake (Gluten Free + Video!) | The Banana Diaries
This is THE vegan ice cream cake recipe to make for the summer! Super fun and easy to make, this homemade ice cream cake is like no other cake: layered with fudgy rich chocolate cake,
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Gluten Free Yellow Cake Recipe from Scratch | What the Fork
This Gluten Free Yellow Cake recipe is the best yellow cake recipe you’ll ever make! It’s moist with an amazing buttery flavor.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake | Blue Sky Eating
A sweet, sticky pineapple upside down cake, that also happens to be gluten and dairy free. This classic dessert is full of fruity flavour!
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No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake | Nourish Plate
Easy no-bake vegan chocolate cheesecake made silky, creamy, and smooth! It’s refined-sugar free, 100% natural and absolutely delicious!
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Super light Almond and Pear Cake (Gluten-Free) | A Baking Journey
This Flourless Almond and Pear Cake is a delicious naturally gluten-free dessert to enjoy with your afternoon tea or serve as a dessert.
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Soft Cocoa and Espresso Cake | Sweet Sensitive Free
This gluten free vegan cocoa and espresso cake is a fragrant and comforting dessert, easy and super quick to bake!
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Raspberry Nutella Cake | Vegan Dollhouse
Gluten-free vegan birthday cake with chocolate nutella mousse and raspberry buttercream frosting
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Molasses Spice Cake | Peel with Zeal
Soft and moist gluten-free molasses spice cake with hints of ginger, cinnamon, and clove. The perfect balance of sweet and spice. Dairy-free.
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Gluten-Free Pear and Raspberry Cake | It’s Not Complicated Recipes
This Gluten-Free Pear and Raspberry Cake is a must-try for those who want a fantastic cake. Juicy pears and tangy raspberries add to a moist, almond batter.
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Cherry Bakewell Cake (Gluten Free) | Mrs. Jones Kitchen
This easy almond sponge cake made with ground almonds, orange zest and fresh cherries is a delicious summer cake
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake (EASY Recipe!) | Eat With Clarity
This gluten free red velvet cake is moist, fluffy with the perfect hints of chocolate and vanilla. With a simple cream cheese frosting.
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Chocolate Buckwheat Cake | A Sweet Alternative
This chocolate buckwheat cake is a gluten-free vegan treat perfect for special occasions. Serve it with or without the chocolate glaze!
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Banana Oatmeal Cake Recipe (Gluten-Free & Lower Sugar!) | Mae’s Menu
A moist cake bursting with banana, this Banana Oatmeal Cake Recipe is gluten-free & lower in sugar. The batter is whipped up in one simple, no-fuss step!
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Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Cake | Gluten Free Tranquility
This Gluten free Victoria sponge cake is so easy to make. A traditional bake that is perfect for any celebration or afternoon tea.
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Gluten Free Apple and Cinnamon Cake | Blue Sky Eating
A moist, pudding-like apple sponge with a spiced dairy free icing. This gluten free apple and cinnamon cake is full of autumnal flavours.
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Gluten Free Marble Cake | caramel and cashews
This gluten free marble cake is light and airy with a delicious chocolate swirl. One batter made into two flavors for the best of both!
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Gluten-Free ‘Pastel de Elote’ Sweet Mexican Corn Cake (Vegan, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine
A lightened up, gluten-free, vegan, & allergy-free recipe for ‘Pastel de Elote’ Sweet Mexican Corn Cake! It’s moist, dense, with a pudding like texture.
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Vegan Lemon and Strawberry Cheesecake (gluten and soy free) | The Vegan Larder
This delicious vegan lemon and strawberry cheesecake has a crunchy biscuit base with a smooth, rich cheesecake filling. The perfect dessert!
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Vegan Coconut Cake | gluten free + dairy free | kiipfit.com
Moist, soft and fluffy Vegan Coconut Cake is oil free and flavor packed. Made with brown rice flour, covered with creamy coconut frosting.
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Gluten-Free Mocha Cake with Vegan Coffee Buttercream | Go Dairy Free
This decadent gluten-free mocha cake is completely vegan, with a dairy-free coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache. Top 8 allergy-friendly but amazing!
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A collection of easy and delicious Gluten Free Cake Recipes with a little something for everyone! Everything from classics like chocolate cake, yellow cake, and vanilla cake to baked cheesecake, tres leches, s'mores cake, ice cream cake, and more! All gluten free cakes are vegetarian and many are vegan, to boot!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 7 shortcakes
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free all purpose flour blend with xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon coconut sugar or any granulated sugar divided (see recipe)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • ¼ cup cold, cubed butter or plant-based butter
  • ¾ cup milk of choice I like to use oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract gluten-free certified, if necessary
  • 1 pound sliced fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries approximately 3 cups
  • regular or dairy-free whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the cold, cubed butter and using a pastry cutter or a fork, work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the milk and vanilla. Mix until a smooth batter forms.
  • Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop mounds of batter onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes or until bottoms are browning and tops are turning golden.
  • Meanwhile, prepare strawberries by mixing the sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Using your hands or a fork, mix and mash the strawberries a little to release their juices. Set aside.
  • When the shortcakes are done, let them cool a few minutes. Serve shortcakes whole or sliced, topped with strawberry mixture and a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1shortcake | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg
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