The gluten-free and vegan crowd has steadily been increasing, and with that, more recipes that cater to them have surfaced. Luckily, cakes are one of the many types of dishes that shine in this category. No longer will you be subjected to crumbly, dry gluten-free cakes. Here are 15 gluten-free vegan cakes that will knock your socks off!
1. Birthday Cake Cheesecake With Sugar Cone Crust
From the sugar cone crust to the colorful speckles of sprinkles on the inside, this Birthday Cake Cheesecake With Sugar Cone Crust by Gabrielle St. Claire is perfect for all occasions. The creamy vanilla filling, made from a combination of dairy-free cream cheese and silken tofu, gives the perfect New York-style cheesecake experience.
2. Raw Raspberry Licorice Mini Cakes
These delicious and beautiful Raw Raspberry Licorice Mini Cakes by Natalie Yonan combine bright and fruity raspberries with sweet and salty licorice. The filling is given a creamy touch from cashews and is sweetened light with agave nectar. Include this at your next party spread for a colorful touch.
3. Apple Spice Coffee Cake
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Apples, breakfast, coffee, and cake – these were just meant to go together! This grain-free Apple Spice Coffee Cake by Katrina Nixon is made with pecan meal, pumpkin pie spice, and nut milk and is then topped with a sticky-sweet pecan streusel. It’s quick, easy, and packed with awesome flavor and tons of nutrition.
4. Vanilla Sponge Cake With Buttercream Frosting and Strawberry Jam
This Vanilla Sponge Cake With Buttercream Frosting and Strawberry Jam by Holly Jade is moist yet fluffy and delicious with layers of vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam with a coating of light buttercream frosting. The perfect treat for an afternoon tea or special occasion!
5. No-Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Cake
This No-Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Cake by Pauline Hanuise will become your new BFF. Even though it looks fancy, it’s really easy to make. You’ll only need a few ingredients and a high-speed blender. Made in only a matter of minutes, it’s not only healthy, but heavenly, delicious, and decadent! This vegan chocolate banana cake is such a treat! Who doesn’t love a no-bake cake? Especially one that is full of chocolatey, banana flavor. Extra coconut whipped cream on top, please!
6. Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting
This vegan Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting by Hana Mendes is a gluten-free cake in disguise. The texture is so amazing, nobody would ever know that it’s gluten-free unless you told them. Fresh blueberries are stirred into the batter, adding little bursts of fruity flavor into every bite. The frosting is a combination of coconut cream and coconut yogurt that works like a dream. Finally, the blueberry powder is used to give it a gorgeous purple color. You have to try making this vegan blueberry cake! It’s beautiful and berry delicious!
7. Double Chocolate Layer Cake
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This Double Chocolate Layer Cake by Emily von Euw is raw, vegan, and low fat! It’s made from dried and fresh fruit for creaminess and sweetness, and oats and buckwheat groats instead of nuts! This cake is YUMMY. It’s sweet, rich, creamy, and quite a treat. Except for the fact that everything in it is perfectly great for you. So eat the whole thing if you want. Really.
8. Orange Almond Cake
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Sweetened with dates, this Orange Almond Cake by Judy Moosmueller is moist, flavorful, and light. Chia eggs are used instead of regular ones, to hold the cake together and keep the texture rich. Enjoy this cake on its own or with a dollop of your favorite dairy-free whipped cream.
9. No-Bake Rice Pudding Cake
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This No-Bake Rice Pudding Cake by Deniz Kilic combines all the silky, rich goodness of pudding with the shape and style of a cake. The simple vanilla rice pudding rests on a hearty walnut crust and is finished with elegantly placed fruit, nuts, and mango purée.
10. Carrot Cake Banana Loaf
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If you love carrot cake and love banana bread, then you need this Carrot Cake Banana Loaf by Vicky Coates in your life for sure!! This loaf is gluten-free, vegan, and high in protein! The recipe is very simple- simply mix in a bowl and bake. Mix up frosting and top once cooled… voila!
11. Almond Flour Pineapple Upside Down Cake
12. Gluten-Free Walnut Yogurt Cake
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This Gluten-Free Walnut Yogurt Cake by Mitra Shirmohammadi is super easy to make with just 10 wholesome ingredients. It’s free from refined sugar, sweetened with pure maple syrup, and is dairy-free and vegan.
13. Mint Chocolate Cookie Cake
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Do you ever wish you could have your cake and eat it too … with a cookie and some delicious mint “butter” cream frosting? Then you’re terribly specific food-dream just came true. This recipe makes a moist vanilla layer cake that is loaded with delicious cookie chunks and everything is tied together with a multi-colored frosting that is decadent, creamy, and delicious. This Mint Chocolate Cookie Cake by Lauren Wright has everything we’ve been dreaming of.
14. Peanut Butter Cookie Cake
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Sometimes, it’s simply fun to create baked goods that aren’t super healthy but are made from scratch and whole ingredients. This is one such recipe. This Peanut Butter Cookie Cake by Amanda Froelich is both delicious and makes a wonderfully sweet treat, but is made with whole ingredients that your body will thank you for!
15. Protein Pumpkin Mug Cake
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This Protein Pumpkin Mug Cake by Kat Condon is crazy soft and fluffy, bursting with all those delicious pumpkin flavors and fall spices, and easily whipped up in less than five minutes. Gluten-free and vegan!
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