Here are the best Gluten Free cake recipes that you would be proud to make for any occasion. I know that birthdays are a time when cakes are in demand. I think any of these gluten free cake recipes would be great for anyone’s birthday. Just imagine how happy you could make your spouse, children, friends or neighbors if you made one of these cakes for their birthday.
Some of these gluten-free cake recipes are more partyish than others but then some people are more partyish than others. That’s why it’s nice to have a variety to choose from. Have fun trying to choose which one of these you’re going to make first. I already made about 5 or 6 of them. Enjoy!
I was asked in a comment below what my favorite flour blend to use for a cake is. I thought maybe some of my other readers might also be wondering the same thing. So I wrote my reply right here just below.
That’s actually a pretty hard question to answer. I will try to answer it though. I really like Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour. The ingredients are: Garbanzo Bean Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Flour, White Sorghum Flour, Fava Bean Flour. Some people don’t like the strong garbanzo bean flavor for cakes but it doesn’t bother me. If it’s a chocolate cake I can’t taste it at all.
This is another good brand: Pamela’s Products Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend. The ingredients are: Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, Arrowroot Starch, Guar Gum, Sweet Rice Flour, Rice Bran. A lot of people like it for cakes.
Notice how different some of the ingredients are. You probably think I’m avoiding your question but the fact is that you may not like the same blend that I like. The only way to know for sure is to try each one and decide for yourself. I do hope I’ve narrowed the field down for you though. Look for links in the opening paragraph.
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Gluten Free Cake Recipes
1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe with Zucchini & Brown Sugar Streusel – Gluten Free Daddy
This is made with zucchini and quinoa and it’s topped with a brown sugar streusel topping in place of frosting. Our house full of zucchini right now. Seriously, my husband the zucchini in the garden one night and it was too small to pick. The next morning he checked on it again and it was huge. So what do I do with a huge zucchini? You guessed it. I made a chocolate cake. I like to use quinoa flour for this cake because it’s grain-free plus it gives it a subtle, nutty taste and it makes it light and moist.ake with it would be a gluten-free chocolate cake recipe. I chose to use Quinoa flour because it’s grain-free and is great for baking because it lends a subtle, nutty flavor to the cake.
2. The Best Cinnamon Roll Cake – Gluten Free Daddy
I know that cake isn’t the same as rolls. BUT I thought that some of you might be as lazy as I am. Rolling out the dough and layering the ingredients cutting it up and waiting for them to rise takes a lot of work and time. If you don’t have a lot of time but you would still like the flavors of cinnamon rolls this is a good way to go. This just may be the best cake I’ve ever eaten. I can’t taste the quinoa because the cinnamon masks the taste of it so well. You could eat these for breakfast if you don’t mind the sugar.
3. Slow Cooker Molten Lava Oat Flour Cake – Clean Eating Recipes
This molten lava cake is really easy but the best part is the surprise “magic” sauce this creates. The ooey gooey center that erupts when you cut into it is so much fun. It goes so well with ice cream! I definitely recommend you eat it hot. My daughter loves to make this cake, she makes it all the time. That’s how easy it is to make. We love to make it quite often, especially when we want to impress family or friends.
4. Strawberries and Cream Cake – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Brianne says that this cake recipe has been in her family for many years. She remembers her grandmother making it for special occasions like birthdays. Every time she makes this cake it helps her remember all the fond memories she had with her grandmother. The only problem is grandma’s cake wasn’t gluten-free. The good news is, this one is and it’s just as good and grandmas. If you make it when strawberries are in season and you use fresh strawberries it will be especially good. The whip cream takes it over the top!
5. Three Layer Chocolate Cake – She Likes Food
Izzy has a recipe for chocolate cupcakes that everyone loves so she adapted it to make a big cake. This chocolate cake made her change from being a vanilla cake person to loving chocolate cake. This would be perfect to celebrate a birthday of someone that loves chocolate. You should make it for the people you love and see how they like it. I bet they won’t even know it’s gluten-free.
6. Funfetti Cake – What the Fork
Gluten-Free Flour – Xanthan Gum – Baking Powder – Real Salt – Sugar – Sprinkles – Coconut Milk – Oil – Vanilla Extract – Egg Whites – Shortening – Butter – Powdered Sugar – Almond Extract – Coconut Milk – Food Coloring
Now you can make your own homemade funfetti cake you don’t have to eat one of the cake mixes that comes in a box. Besides the fact that they aren’t gluten-free, they also aren’t very tasty. I think cake mixes are too “light”. They are just a bunch of air it seems like. There isn’t much substance to them. Give me a good ole homemade cake any day. Something I can sink my teeth into. I think the kids, in particular, are going to love this. It’s just the kind of fun birthday cake they are going to love. Who doesn’t love sprinkles? If you don’t want to go dairy free, which the frosting is, try this vanilla buttercream frosting recipe with this cake. Or you could just use regular milk in place of the coconut milk for the frosting recipe that is included.
7. Carrot Cake – What The Fork
This is just like the regular carrot cake you love but it’s gluten-free. It’s full of coconut, carrots, pineapple, and walnuts. The recipe calls for dairy-free cream cheese and vegan butter but you don’t have to use that. You can use regular butter or margarine and regular cream cheese if you want to. The amounts will be the same. If you don’t like pineapple or coconut in your carrot cake like me, you can just leave one or both out. This is what I call a fully loaded carrot cake. The frosting is the best part in my opinion.
8. The Best Gluten Free White Cake – Bare Feet in the Kitchen
Mary thinks it’s a lot harder to make a white gluten free cake that tastes good than a chocolate one. She says the chocolate hides a lot of the imperfections. Mary says she is a perfectionist and after making a whole bunch of white cakes and not liking them she finally came up with the perfect white cake recipe that’s gluten-free. She has a link to the frosting recipe which is made with real strawberries which as pureed in the blender. You have got to try this cake, you’re going to absolutely love it. It also has the perfect combination of vanilla and almond flavors.
9. Rich, Flourless Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake – Gluten Free Daddy
This cake is special and a little more time consuming to make because of the decorations. It’s decorated with homemade bonbons (instructions are included) and strawberries after it’s covered with ganache. It really isn’t that hard, it just takes a little more time to make the decorations. It’s well worth it though. If you don’t want to make it for a special occasion you could definitely forget the bonbons and strawberries. The ganache is like the frosting though makes it wonderful. I wouldn’t want to forget that part.
Hope you love these gluten free cake recipes!