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!
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Gluten Free Cake Recipes
1. Quinoa Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel – My Natural Family
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 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. Coconut Lime Strawberry Shortcake – Gluten Free Daddy
This is my gluten-free version of a strawberry shortcake. It’s tough eating no grains and strawberry shortcake is one dessert I miss a lot. I can still eat the strawberries and the whipped cream but it just isn’t the same. If you want to use whipping cream in place of the coconut cream you can certainly do so. This recipe is also made to be dairy free too, that’s why it uses coconut milk. I don’t recommend any substitutions for the coconut flour because it is a unique flour to work with and other flours won’t work to trade straight across. I’ve had good luck buying my coconut flour at Costco if you don’t like buying it on Amazon.
4. Chocolate Cake – My Natural Family
This chocolate cake is nice and light and yet super moist and has plenty of rich chocolate flavor. It has a decadent dark chocolate ganache for frosting that is silky smooth. This would make a great Paleo Valentine or birthday cake for someone you love. If you want to know how to make a cake into a heart shape without a special pan follow THIS LINK. It’s so easy and would work especially well with this recipe.
5. Carrot Cake with Maple Syrup – My Natural Family
I absolutely adore carrot cake so when I was forced to eat a Paleo diet I was so sad. Then I decided to do something about it. I realized I could make the cake with alternative flour and a substitute cream cheese frosting. That’s when I developed this recipe made with coconut flour and frosting made with cashews. It turned out both beautiful and delicious. You need to give it a try.
6. Slow Cooker Molten Lava 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.
7. 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!
8. 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.
9. 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.