17 Easy and Absolutely Delicious Gluten-Free Cake Recipes



These gluten-free cakes are a breeze to make, absolutely delicious, and filled with better-for-you ingredients.

If you’re hosting a springtime affair, think fluffy lemon cake piled high with whipped coconut cream and a gorgeous arrangement of fresh fruit. For fall, whip up an upside-down pear cake, rife with warm spices and deep, caramelized fruit flavors. And if you’re looking for a holiday dessert, here’s a festive raw cranberry cheesecake with your name on it.

Don’t think we forgot about chocolate. Rich and decadent chocolate flavor abound in recipes like a foolproof, classic-style chocolate cake recipe, a dark chocolate lava cake, and a personal chocolate olive oil cake.

Let these recipes inspire you to skip the store-bought sheet cake and whip up gorgeous, healthier cakes at home.

“Let’s Elope” Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake


A thick layer of coconut chocolate frosting rests on a bed of rich chocolate sweet potato cake. A quick arrangement of berries adds color and sweet flavor, too.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | “Let’s Elope” Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Almond Flour Lemon Cake


The secret to creating the perfect fluffy structure in this lemon cake? Whipped egg whites and cream of tartar. Don’t skimp on the gorgeous whipped coconut cream and fresh berries topping!

Recipe: One Lovely Life | Almond Flour Lemon Cake

Paleo and AIP Pear Upside-Down Cake


Tender and caramelized pears meld beautifully into a cinnamon and ginger-spiced cassava and coconut flour cake. Bonus: This cake is AIP-friendly!

Recipe: Eat Beautiful | Paleo and AIP Pear Upside-Down Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake


This is the rich, decadent, gluten-free chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming about. The search is over.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Paleo Apple Cake


This rustic apple cake would look mighty gorgeous on a dessert bar or as part of a brunch spread. It’s super easy to throw together, too.

Recipe: Joy Food Sunshine | Paleo Apple Cake

Raw Cranberry Cheesecake


This Paleo-friendly cheesecake nixes dairy cream cheese in favor of a sweet, cranberry-laced cashew filling that you’ll love.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Cranberry Cheesecake

Paleo Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Frosting


Channel fall with this moist pumpkin cake, slathered in a creamy and sweet maple frosting. You won’t believe it’s 100 percent Paleo.

Recipe: Texanerin Baking | Paleo Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Frosting

Paleo Upside-Down Kiwi Cake


This tropical take on an upside-down cake is bright in color and flavor, perfect for a summer treat.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Upside-Down Kiwi Cake

Lavender Honey Cake


This cake embraces the minimal look, while its gorgeous lavender and fresh flower toppings make it pop on any dessert table.

Recipe: Liz Moody | Lavender Honey Cake

Fluffy Coconut Flour Vanilla Cake


This simple but beautiful vanilla cake is moist and fluffy thanks to its coconut flour base. Dress it up with coconut cream frosting and fresh berries.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Fluffy Coconut Flour Vanilla Cake

Paleo Banana Cake


The humble banana cake gets upgraded in this towering, three-layer version, frosted with a simple and sweet white maple frosting.

Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Paleo Banana Cake

Dark Chocolate Lava Cake


Looking for a single-serve cake that’s still bound to impress? This chocolate lava cake, with its oozing molten chocolate center, is all about the theatrics.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

Paleo Maple Carrot Cake


What’s more striking than a carrot cake loaded with rich texture and flavor and frosted with a Paleo Swiss meringue buttercream?

Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Paleo Maple Carrot Cake

Coconut Blueberry Birthday Cake


If it’s a birthday party that you need an impressive Paleo cake for, look no further. This simple and striking coconut blueberry layer cake is the one.

Recipe: The Foodie Teen | Coconut Blueberry Birthday Cake

Paleo Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake


Personal, mini chocolate olive oil Bundt cakes? They just might be the cutest things we’ve ever devoured.

Recipe: I Heart Umami | Paleo Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Paleo Caramel Apple Cake


Personal cakes strike again in this caramel apple-flavored recipe. You’ll love the combination of caramel-laced pecans and apples atop a simple spiced cake.

Recipe: What Molly Made | Paleo Caramel Apple Cake

Paleo Opera Cake


We saved the most ambitious cake for last. This many-layered Paleo opera cake is a labor of love, but the payoff is real.

Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Paleo Opera Cake


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