Gluten Free Cakes | Best GF Cake Recipes, Tips, & FAQs

For most of us, heading to the local grocery store to pick up a gluten free cake is just not a possibility. For starters, you have to find a gf cake, and that’s just not happening for many of us. And should be so lucky as to actually find one, you may have to turn away once you catch sight of the price tag.

If you’re tired of this being your reality, let me help. I’ve been baking and perfecting gluten free cakes for years now, and I’m excited to help you get a cake on the table for your next birthday celebration, dinner party, or Wednesday night supper.

What makes these the best gluten free cakes

I have so many gluten free cake recipes on this site, and I’ll be honest: It’s hard to say which are my absolute favorites because I have so many. I’m not sure if … Read more

Cinnamon Swirl Gluten Free Banana Bread

This cinnamon swirl gluten free banana bread is naturally dairy free—and it’s incredibly moist and tender. The cinnamon-sugar just seals the deal. It’s going to become your new favorite way to save those dying bananas!

Banana bonanza (too much?)

My one bowl gluten free banana bread recipe is easily one of my favorite recipes in the history of ever. Whenever we talk about it on Facebook, so many of you say (sometimes as a sort of confession, but there’s no shame needed here!) that you make that banana bread once a week—at least!

We eat a lot of bananas in my house. Well, with 3 teenagers, we eat a lot of everything in my house!

But about a year ago, I finally got a little hook that sticks on to the underside of a kitchen cabinet to hold bananas, so they don’t ripen unevenly. It even folds up and out of … Read more

Classic Gluten Free Birthday Cake

This classic gluten free birthday cake is a funfetti vanilla layer cake filled with chocolate sour cream frosting and topped with chocolate icing. It’s your new go-to birthday cake.

This is my go-to birthday cake combination

My oldest child just turned 17 this week, and she’s as indecisive as she was at 7. She loves any and all cakes, especially chocolate. But she’s also mindful that not everyone loves a deep, rich chocolate cake.

So when we were planning her the sweetest low-key, home-based birthday party, she simply couldn’t decide on what sort of birthday cake she wanted me to make. I went with my go-to combination which I finally decided to share it with you here: a Funfetti-style vanilla cake with sour cream chocolate frosting and a richer chocolate icing.

Why this is the best gluten free birthday cake

The yellow cake is adapted very slightly from my … Read more

Two-Bite Gluten Free Blonde Brownies | Quick & Easy

This recipe for puffy, chewy two bite gluten free blondies is a cross between a blond brownie and a chocolate chip muffin.

What’s a blondie, you ask?

Blondie, short for “blonde brownie,” has the texture of a brownie with the flavor of a classic cookie with brown sugar in it. Unlike a brownie, a blondie has no cocoa powder at all for chocolate flavoring.

Remember our two-bite gluten free brownies? They’re the perfect cross between deep, rich chocolate cake and a chocolate muffin.

Readers will often ask if they can just, say, leave out the cocoa powder from a chocolate recipe and make it vanilla. I’m afraid that basically never works for baking recipes. But that’s why we need this entirely separate recipe for rich and chewy blondies shaped like mini cupcakes.

One more exciting thing about two-bite blonde brownies: I don’t think you’ll even find them for sale … Read more

Gluten Free Lavender Cupcakes | Beautiful & Delicious!

These gluten free lavender cupcakes are gf vanilla cupcakes made extra special with easy homemade lavender-flavored sugar and a lavender milk glaze on top. They taste—and look—like spring in a cupcake!

Why choose lavender for baking?

Dried lavender buds add a brightness and a delicate sweetness to these cupcakes, plus a very subtle light blue tinge and an almost woodsy feeling to your baked goods. It pairs really beautifully in cooking with other woodsy flavors like rosemary, and in baking with sugar or other bright flavors like lemon.

Lavender very well may be the stuff of magical fairy princesses. These lavender flower buds are so lovely and smell just like they look. I wish I looked as good and smelled as nice!

Lavender flowers in jar

Why you’ll love this gluten free lavender cupcake recipe

These soft, spongy gluten free vanilla cupcakes with a sweet and fragrant confectioners’ sugar glaze are perfect for tea … Read more