Dig in to over 50 delicious gluten-free cakes from talented bloggers around the gluten-free web! Chocolate, white, angel food, red velvet, cupcakes, and more… with paleo, keto, and vegan options!
Happy birthday to me.
Today just happens to be my birthday. In honor of turning 29 for about the 4th time, I decided to celebrate by putting together a list of delicious gluten-gree cakes! There’s a little something here for everyone: chocolate (that’d be for me), red velvet, white, angel food, cheesecake, carrot cake, tiramisu, cupcakes… No matter what kind of cake you enjoy, you’ll find it here!
Vanilla Layer Cake by Faithfully Gluten-Free
A small confession.
Before we dig in, I have a little confession to make. I’m not really a cake person. Well, I didn’t use to be one, anyway. One of the side effects of growing up with a real-food mom was that junk food kinda got lost on me. Birthday parties and such – with all their boxed, dry, over frosted cakes – were not my favorite things. I actually preferred my grandma’s homemade fruit cake at our family’s Christmas party!
But going gluten-free changed all that. I can honestly say that I now enjoy cake. In my humble opinion, gluten-free cakes are 100x better than there gluten containing counterparts! (Except for my husband’s groom’s cake at our wedding – that was pretty awesome, thanks to my bff’s mom.)
So it’s with much lip-licking and picking out of my favorites that I present to you this delicious round-up of gluten-free cakes.
PS: If the cake fits in to any specific diet (i.e. paleo, vegan, egg-free, etc.) I’ve labeled it as such. You’re welcome. If *not* labeled as anything, assume that said cake is full of dairy, eggs, and sugar.
Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cake by What the Fork
If you’ve been around my site at all you know chocolate anything is my jam. My thing. It’s probably in my veins. So these mouth-watering and decadent chocolate cakes are pretty much all on my dessert menu.
Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cake – primal
Chocolate Birthday Cake – egg-free
Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cake by Eat Beautiful
Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake – egg-free
Flourless Chocolate Cake – paleo
German Chocolate Cake – dairy & egg-free
German Chocolate Cake by Worth Cooking
Healthy Grain-Free Chocolate Cake – primal
One Healthy Chocolate Cake – vegan
Peppermint Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake – dairy & egg-free
Healthy Grain-Free Chocolate Cake by Recipes to Nourish
The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake – paleo
Chocolate Cream Angel Food Cake by yours truly
Not chocolate cakes.
Now, these might not be on my list of favorites (though that Chocolate Cream Angel Food Cake pictured above is a family birthday tradition), but I’m not going to hold it against these cakes that they aren’t chocolate. If you’re in the mood for vanilla or a yellow cake, these are for you…
3-Ingredient GAPS Angel Food Cake – paleo, keto
Classic Grain-Free Birthday Cake – primal
Coconut Flour Cake – paleo
Coconut Flour Paleo Cake – egg-free, paleo
Coconut Flour Cake by A Saucy Kitchen
Keto Birthday Cake – low carb
Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake by Allergy Free Alaska
Not to be confused with fruit cakes. Though I really actually do love fruit cake and would totally stick one in this round-up if I could find a good gluten-free one. I’m talking about cakes made with lemons, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, etc. As in, cakes that you should technically be able to eat for breakfast ’cause they have fruit in them.
Apple Pie Skillet Cake – primal
Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake – dairy-free
Cassata Cake (Italian Easter Cake) – primal
Chocolate Applesauce Cake – vegan
Apple Pie Skillet Cake by Get Inspired Every Day
Dark Chocolate Banana Cake – dairy & egg-free
Citrus Chiffon Cake by Faithfully Gluten Free
Fresh Berry Cake – grain-free
Hummingbird Cake – dairy-free
Lemon Coconut Cake – dairy-free
Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake – paleo
Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Coulis – grain-free
Lemon Skillet Cake – keto
Upside Down Orange Almond Cake by The Organic Kitchen
Pear Upside Down Cake – paleo, AIP
Pear Upside Down Cake – paleo
Southern Style Strawberry “Jello” Cake – paleo, AIP
Spiced Applesauce Cake – dairy & egg-free
Strawberry Birthday Cake – egg-free
Upside Down Orange Almond Cake – grain-free
Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Sheet Cake by yours truly
Need a side for dinner, but the kids don’t like veggies? No prob, Bob (or mom). Just stick it in their dessert. Not that I’m saying your kids shouldn’t eat their greens. They totally should. But a good carrot cake or chocolate zucchini cake might help…
Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Sheet Cake – egg-free
Flourless Orange Cake with Yogurt and Honey Cream – grain-free
Gluten-Free Carrot Cake by Texanerin
Lemon Zucchini Cake – paleo
Healthier Carrot Sheet Cake – grain-free
Maple Carrot Cake – low carb
Grain-Free Lemon Zucchini Cake by Get Inspired Every Day
Moistest Zucchini Spice Cake – paleo
Parsnip Pecan Cake with Satin Buttercream – paleo, GAPS
Personal Pan Carrot Cake – dairy & egg-free
Pumpkin Spice Cake – primal
Sticky Bun Pumpkin Spice Cake – paleo
Gluten-Free Cookie Cake by A Mind Full Mom
Various & sundry fancy cakes.
Don’t let the strange title fool you. This section is still full of delicious gluten-free cakes! Peanut butter, ice cream, red velvet… they go here.
Buckwheat Crepe Cake – dairy-free
Chocolate Eclair Cake – primal
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake – keto
Cocoa Butter Pound Cake – paleo, GAPS
Crepe Cake with Cranberries – paleo
Flourless Nutella Cake – grain-free
Red Velvet Cake by Flippin’ Delicious
Olive Oil Pink Champagne Cake with Kombucha – dairy-free
Tarta de Santiago : A Spanish Almond Cake – grain & dairy-free
Tiramisu – vegan
Double Chocolate Cupcakes by Snixy Kitchen
Now, I’m not the biggest cupcake fan, but these are still fun and delicious renditions of what could be a whole sheet cake. 😉 Mini cakes and mug cakes included.
Blueberry Birthday Cupcakes – egg-free
Chocolate Buckwheat Mug Cake – vegan
Chocolate Cupcakes by My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes – paleo, keto, GAPS
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting – paleo, GAPS
Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes by Eat Beautiful
Honey Orange Cupcakes – dairy-free
Lemon Almond Coconut Cakes – paleo, GAPS, vegan
Honey Orange Cupcakes by me
Vanilla Cupcakes – vegan
Vanilla Honey Buttercream Frosting by Recipes to Nourish
Frostings and stuff.
We all need something to go on top of our delicious cakes. These are those things.
Easy Homemade Sprinkles – paleo, GAPS
Honey Sweetened Coconut Whipped Cream – paleo, GAPS
Vanilla Honey Buttercream Frosting – primal, GAPS
Special thanks to all these amazing bloggers who helped make this delicious round-up possible. (You guys seriously nocked my socks off with all your beautiful cakes!)
24 Carrot Kitchen, A Mind Full Mom, All the Nourishing Things, Allergy Free Alaska, Beauty & the Foodie, E. A. Stewart, Eat Beautiful, Faithfully Gluten-Free, Fearless Dining, Flexitarian Nutrition, Flippin Delicious, Get Inspired Every Day, Oh, the Things We’ll Make, In Johnna’s Kitchen, Ingenious Cooking, Life After Wheat, Love Food Nourish, Low Carb Yum, My Gluten-Free Kitchen, Oh, The Things We’ll Make!, One Creative Mommy, Only Taste Matters, Paleo Gluten-Free Guy, Prepare & Nourish, Raising Generation Nourished, Real Food Outlaws, Recipes to Nourish, Snixy Kitchen, Strength & Sunshine, Tessa the Domestic Diva, Texan Erin, The Belly Rules the Mind, The Curious Coconut, The Organic Kitchen, The Petite Cook, The Saucy Kitchen, Two Celiacs & A Baby, Veggie Desserts, What A Girl Eats, What Great Grandma Ate, What the Fork, Whole New Mom, Wholesome Yum