Our best ever gluten-free Christmas cakes

Following a gluten-free diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on cake at Christmas. These top-rated festive recipes are packed with seasonal flavours – we've included classic fruitcakes, traditional yule logs and indulgent chocolate bakes.

Chocolate yule log on plate with slice

There's no need to scrimp on taste when it comes to free-from cooking. Our top gluten-free Christmas cake recipes are full of bold, festive flavours. 

For the ultimate selection of free-from yuletide recipes, see our gluten-free Christmas recipes. Or, plan your dinner from start to finish with our gluten-free Christmas menu. 
 

Fruit-filled clementine cake

Christmas cake topped with sliced clementines
Nothing says Christmas like this classic fruit-filled clementine cake. This stunning cake is loaded with raisins, sultanas, currants, and glacé cherries, and topped with candied clementines. As it's made with polenta and ground almonds in place of traditional flour, it's a good gluten-free option. 

We've also used polenta in our gluten-free orange & almond cake with citrus mascarpone and flourless lemon & polenta drizzle cake.
 

Choc-cherry fudge torte with cherry sorbet

Chocolate cake on white plate with cheery sorbet
Our choc-cherry fudge torte with cherry sorbet has all the classic flavours of a Black Forest gateau without the gluten. The squidgy chocolate cake is also vegan and nut-free, and the sorbet is so simple to make – just whizz cherry compote and sugar in a food processor and freeze. 

For more free-from puddings, see our gluten- and dairy-free dessert recipes.
 

Gingered rich fruitcake

Fruit cake on glass cake stand
Packed with currants, sultanas, raisins, figs and prunes, our gingered rich fruitcake has all the flavours you'd expect in traditional fruitcake, but is made even more festive with ginger, triple sec and citrus. This can be made up to one month ahead – simply cool and wrap, then arrange and glaze the fruit on top a few days before Christmas.

Whip up more Christmas favourites with our gluten-free baking recipes.
 

Caramel chocolate log

Chocolate yule log with white chocolate drizzle
Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, this caramel chocolate log is full of spiced cream and indulgent dulce de leche. This recipe uses oat flour in place of plain flour, so it's perfect for gluten-free chocolate lovers. Finish it off with a drizzle of white chocolate.

See our gluten-free dessert recipes for more luxurious cakes.
 

Chestnut truffle cake

Chocolate cake cut into slices on white plate
Our super-rich chestnut truffle cake makes for a stowstopping end to a Christmas dinner party. Seasonal chesnut pairs beautifully with dark chooclate and cognac. Serve in thin slices with single cream or cold vanilla custard.

Try our chocolate, cardamom & hazelnut torte or this flourless chocolate & pear cake for more indulgent Christmas bakes.
 

Easy vegan chocolate cake

Chocolate cake on white cake stand
Make this versatile easy vegan chocolate cake for the ultimate crowd-pleaser. You'd never guess the secret ingredient – mashed avocado adds richness and keeps this cake deliciously moist. Decorate with festive sprinkles for extra Christmas magic. 

For more ideas, see our gluten-free collection.
 

Enjoyed these cakes? See more free-from recipes:

Gluten-free Christmas recipes
Gluten-free foods: What to eat and what to avoid
Vegan gluten-free recipes
Gluten-free kids’ recipes

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