Gluten-Free Cake Recipes

Get top recipes for cupcakes, chocolate cakes, yellow cakes, and more—all completely gluten-free.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake II

Rating: 4.55 stars
Perfect for chocolate lovers! Great for entertaining, deceptively easy to make. Perfect for people who can't have gluten. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or simply dusted with icing sugar. I flour the pan using cocoa powder so it won't leave white marks on the cake and keeps it totally gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

Rating: 4.57 stars
Basic and easy, and very versatile. Layer with white or chocolate frosting, strawberries and whipped cream, etc. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free.

Mocha Cream

Rating: 4.69 stars
A tasty coffee flavored whipped cream perfect for fillings and/or frostings.

Simply Lemon

Rating: 4.36 stars
An easy, crust-free cheesecake that is topped by store-bought lemon curd. Lemon curd can be found in the 'jams and jellies' aisle of the grocery store.

Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake

Rating: 4.47 stars
This cake was traditionally a birthday cake in my friend's home. Her mother is from Hungary and only has this recipe in her head! Now it will be preserved.... Note: hazelnuts may be toasted or untoasted. The skins may be removed or left on.

Perfect Flourless Orange Cake

Rating: 4.37 stars
A beautiful moist light cake with complex and full flavors of oranges and orange peel. Super easy to make, and people love it! Serve in wedges with a mound of whipped cream or ice cream.

Chocolate Mousse Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars
Oooooooh! Chocolate...

Hungarian Chestnut Cake

Rating: 4.83 stars
This rich dessert is full of all sorts of wickedness, and is a bit labor-intensive, but well worth the work. Chestnuts and marrons glace are available in specialty food stores and gourmet stores.

Chocolate Decadence Cake I

Rating: 4.56 stars
This is the richest chocolate cake ever! Any questions?

The Best Pavlova

Rating: 4.68 stars
Australian dessert with a meringue base, topped with fresh cream and fruit. This is a recipe that I have experimented with and all my friends and family say it's the best pavlova they've ever tasted!

Almond Ricotta Cake

Perfect for Easter, this Italian almond ricotta cake is made with almond flour and ricotta and is naturally gluten free.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.66 stars
A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.

Inspiration and Ideas

Flourless Chocolate Cake

"Great for entertaining; deceptively easy to make. Perfect for people who can't have gluten. I 'flour' the pan using cocoa powder." – Shana Hillman

Lemon Polenta Cake

This tender cornmeal cake uses almond meal in place of flour, and is soaked with a sweet lemon syrup after baking.

3-Ingredient Cheesecake

Rating: 4.46 stars

This is a Japanese cheesecake which is so light that it seems a little like a souffle. You only need cream cheese, eggs, and white chocolate to make this easy gluten-free dessert! This cheesecake tastes best after it has been chilled for a a few hours in the fridge. It keeps in the fridge for a few days. Serve as is or with a drizzle of pureed berries.