Our Favorite Gluten-Free Cake and Cupcake Recipes

  • 01 of 11

    Celebrate with a gluten-free cake!

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    Cakes are for celebrating! Celebrate being gluten-free with our collection of favorite gluten-free cake and cupcake recipes. You'll find delicious from-scratch gluten-free cake recipes like our 5-star gluten-free carrot cake and convenient recipes that call for ready-made mixes like our moist and tender gluten-free banana cupcakes with fruit nectar frosting.

    Our Favorite Gluten-Free Cake Recipes:

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  • 02 of 11

    5-Star Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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    Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Moist and luscious, gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a gluten-free favorite at my house. The cake freezes well and the recipe makes one round layer cake, one 13x9-inch sheet cake or 36 cupcakes.

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  • 03 of 11

    Gluten-Free and Dairy Free (GFCF) Banana Cupcakes - From a Mix!

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    Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free Banana Cupcakes with Fruit Nectar Frosting. Image 2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with Fruit Nectar Cupcakes

    Gluten-free and dairy-free (GFCF) banana cupcakes with fruit nectar frosting are easy to make using ready-made boxed gluten-free yellow cake mix. This is a fast and easy gluten-free recipe!

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  • 04 of 11

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Torte - Easy, Elegant and Not Too Sweet

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    Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Torte

    This cake is easy to make and isn't overly sweet so you might want to serve wedges with a small dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Also, it's delicious served with a cup of espresso.

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  • 05 of 11

    Gluten-Free Coconut Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

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    Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

    Gluten-free coconut cake with lemon curd frosting is easy to make when you use packaged gluten-free yellow cake mix. The frosting is a homemade boiled frosting with egg whites, sprinkled with delicious toasted coconut.

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  • 06 of 11

    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cupcakes with Penuche Frosting

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    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cupcakes with Broiled Penuche Frosting

    Gluten-free oatmeal cupcakes with penuche frosting are moist and delicious with sweet and crunchy broiled penuche frosting - a toffee-like mixture of brown sugar, coconut, butter and chopped pecans.

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  • 07 of 11

    Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake - A Southern Classic

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    Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Photo © 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

    Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake

    Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a sweet southern cousin to carrot cake. Pineapples, bananas, and pecans add fabulous flavor to this popular traditional cake.

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  • 08 of 11

    Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake with Silky Chocolate Glaze

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    Get the recipe for Easy Flourless Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Silky Chocolate Glaze

    This easy recipe for a flourless chocolate cake with silky chocolate glaze is a decadent finale to any special celebration.

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  • 09 of 11

    Gluten-Free and Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Vanilla Frosting

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    Get the recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Vanilla Frosting

    Gluten and dairy free chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting have a classic, moist flavor and are made with less sugar than some cake recipes. This recipe is a good option for kids and adults on GFCF (gluten-free / casein-free) diets.

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  • 10 of 11

    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

    Gluten-free Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake
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    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce is a moist, delicious cool weather gluten-free recipe and a great way to add healthy pumpkin to a classic dessert recipe.

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  • 11 of 11

    Gluten-Free New York-Style Cherry Cheesecake

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    Get the recipe for Gluten-Free New York-Style Cherry Cheesecake

    Don't be afraid to make gluten-free cheesecake. It's creamy delicious, easy to make and SO popular!