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!

50+ Delicious Gluten-Free Cakes from talented bloggers around the gluten-free web! Chocolate, white, angel food, red velvet, cupcakes, and more... #cake #dessert #glutenfree #birthday #chocolate #vanilla #redvelvet #chocolatechip #carrotcake #cupcakes #germanchocolate #frosting #paleo #vegan #keto

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!

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up vanilla layer cake

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.)

A delicious slice of the Perfect Paleo Chocolate Cake from RaiasRecipes.com

Perfect Paleo Chocolate Cake by Raia’s Recipes

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.

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up chocolate cookies & cream cake

Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cake by What the Fork

Chocolate cakes.

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.

Amazing Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Better-Than-Ding-Dongs Cake

Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cake – primal

Chocolate Birthday Cake – egg-free

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache – paleo

Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cake 

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up cheesecake filled chocolate cake

Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cake by Eat Beautiful

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Cake – egg-free

Flourless Chocolate Cake – paleo

German Chocolate Cake – dairy & egg-free

German Chocolate Cake – vegan

Grain-Free Chocolate Heart Cake with Raspberry & Strawberry Flowers – primal

Grain-Free Spiced Dark Chocolate Cake – paleo

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up german chocolate cake

German Chocolate Cake by Worth Cooking

Healthy Grain-Free Chocolate Cake – primal

Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – primal

One Healthy Chocolate Cake – vegan

Peppermint Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake – dairy & egg-free

Perfect Paleo Chocolate Cake – paleo, GAPS

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up grain-free chocolate cake

Healthy Grain-Free Chocolate Cake by Recipes to Nourish

Spiced Olive Oil Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake – paleo

The Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake – vegan

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up chocolate cream angel food cake

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

Chocolate Cream Angel Food Cake 

Classic Grain-Free Birthday Cake – primal

Coconut Flour Cake – paleo

Coconut Flour Paleo Cake – egg-free, paleo

Creamsicle Cake 

Funfetti Cake

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up coconut flour cake

Coconut Flour Cake by A Saucy Kitchen

Kentucky Butter Pound Cake

Keto Birthday Cake – low carb

Light as a Cloud Angel Food Cake with Berry Topping

Vanilla Cake – dairy-free

Vanilla Bean Cake 

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Layer Cake 

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up blueberry lemon bundt cake

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake by Allergy Free Alaska

Fruity cakes.

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

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Blueberry Banana Cake – dairy-free, egg-free

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake – dairy-free

Cassata Cake (Italian Easter Cake) – primal

Chocolate Applesauce Cake – vegan

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up apple pie skillet cake

Apple Pie Skillet Cake by Get Inspired Every Day

Chocolate Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting 

Citrus Chiffon Cake 

Dark Chocolate Banana Cake – dairy & egg-free

Ginger Pear & Polenta Cake

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up citrus chiffon cake

Citrus Chiffon Cake by Faithfully Gluten Free

Fresh Berry Cake – grain-free

Hummingbird Cake – dairy-free

Lemon Berry Charlotte Cake

Lemon Blueberry Loaf 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

Upside Down Orange Almond Cake by The Organic Kitchen

French Apple Cake 

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

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up buttermilk carob zucchini cake

Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Sheet Cake by yours truly

Veggie-Full Cakes.

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

Carrot Cake 

Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting 

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake 

Flourless Orange Cake with Yogurt and Honey Cream – grain-free

carrot cake

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake by Texanerin

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Lemon Zucchini Cake – paleo

Healthier Carrot Sheet Cake – grain-free

Maple Carrot Cake – low carb

Moistest Zucchini Spice Cake – paleo

Parsnip Pecan Cake with Satin Buttercream – paleo, GAPS

lemon zucchini cake

Grain-Free Lemon Zucchini Cake by Get Inspired Every Day

Personal Pan Carrot Cake – dairy & egg-free

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Frosting – paleo

Pumpkin Spice Cake – primal

Pumpkin Sponge Cake with Caramel Glaze – paleo, GAPS

Sticky Bun Pumpkin Spice Cake – paleo

Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake

Three-Layer Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

cookie cake

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Honey Gingerbread Cake by Raia’s Recipes

Cocoa Butter Pound Cake – paleo, GAPS

Cream Cheese Almond Pound Cake

Crepe Cake with Cranberries – paleo

Firecracker Almond Bundt Cake

Flourless Nutella Cake – grain-free

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Gingerbread Cake – dairy-free

Gluten-Free Cookie Cake 

Honey Gingerbread Cake – dairy-free, egg-free

red velvet cake

Red Velvet Cake by Flippin’ Delicious

Olive Oil Pink Champagne Cake with Kombucha – dairy-free

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake 

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 

Sweet Red Bean Rice Cake

Torta di Mandorle e Limone 

Tarta de Santiago : A Spanish Almond Cake – grain & dairy-free

Tiramisu – vegan

Tres Leches Cake

 double chocolate cupcakes

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.

Black Forest Cupcakes 

Blueberry Birthday Cupcakes – egg-free

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream – vegan

Champagne Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Buckwheat Mug Cake – vegan

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake – vegan

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting 

chocolate cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes by My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes – paleo, keto, GAPS

Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes

Cinnamon Cupcakes with Strawberry “Buttercream” Frosting – paleo, AIP

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting – paleo, GAPS

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Red Currant Filling 

chocolate peppermint cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes by Eat Beautiful

Funfetti Cupcake with Strawberry Buttercream – dairy-free

German Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Raw Coconut Pecan Caramel Frosting – paleo, vegan

Honey Orange Cupcakes – dairy-free

Lemon Almond Coconut Cakes – paleo, GAPS, vegan

Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

delicious gluten-free cakes round-up honey orange cupcakes

Honey Orange Cupcakes by me

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Mint Frosting 

One-Bowl Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream – vegan

Red Velvet Mug Cake 

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes – top 8 free

Vanilla Cupcakes – vegan

keto chocolate raspberry swirl frosting

Vanilla Honey Buttercream Frosting by Recipes to Nourish

Frostings and stuff.

We all need something to go on top of our delicious gluten-free cakes. These are those things. 

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting 

Easy Homemade Sprinkles – paleo, GAPS

Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Frosting – keto

Honey Sweetened Coconut Whipped Cream – paleo, GAPS

Nutella Frosting 

Vanilla Honey Buttercream Frosting – primal, GAPS

Over 50 Delicious Gluten-Free Cakes #cake #dessert #glutenfree #birthday #chocolate #vanilla #redvelvet #chocolatechip #carrotcake #cupcakes #germanchocolate #frosting #paleo #vegan #keto

Special thanks to all these amazing bloggers who contributed their gluten-free cakes to help make this delicious round-up possible. (You guys seriously nocked my socks off with all your beautiful gluten-free cakes!)

24 Carrot Kitchen, A Mind Full Mom, All the Nourishing Things, Allergylicious, Allergy Free Alaska, Beauty & the Foodie, E. A. Stewart, Eat Beautiful, Faithfully Gluten-Free, Fearless Dining, Flavor Walk, Flexitarian Nutrition, Flippin Delicious, GFree Foodie, Get Inspired Every Day, the Gluten-Free Gathering, Kimchimari, Oh, the Things We’ll Make, In Johnna’s Kitchen, Ingenious Cooking, Life After Wheat, Living Freely Gluten-Free, Love Food Nourish, Low Carb Yum, Mama Knows Guten-Free, Mile High Mitts, 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, Zest & Lemons