Flourless chocolate & pear cake

Gluten-free birthday cake recipes

Our pick of the very best gluten-free birthday cakes, including a lemon drizzle cake made moist with a surprising ingredient, and a top-rated flourless chocolate & pear cake.

7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a dense, rich chocolate cake for a special occasion or anytime treat. While suitable for those following a gluten-free diet, it will prove a hit with everyone

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Add some citrussy zing to your baking with this orange olive oil cake, topped with a rosemary and cardamom drizzle. It's gluten-free and super delicious

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat someone to this flourless chocolate cake. It’s ideal for anyone following a gluten-free diet, and makes an irresistible dessert with fresh berries

1 hr and 55 mins
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this versatile strawberry and pistachio cake made with olive oil and polenta or cornmeal. Perfect for afternoon tea or dessert, it’s also gluten-free

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
107 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent, fudgy vegan bake is topped with a rich frosting – you'd never guess that it's free from dairy, eggs, wheat and nuts

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This gluten-free apple cake swaps flour, refined sugar and butter for ground almonds, agave syrup and olive oil – and it’s gorgeous

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
30 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This gluten-free, flourless citrus cake is made using polenta and ground almonds. Serve with lemon drizzle icing and creamy mascarpone for an indulgent dessert

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
40 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Junior cook Emily shares her simple, no-fuss recipe for gluten-free carrot cake

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
175 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
92 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche

1 hr
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
20 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An unbelievably moist and yummy dessert

2 hrs and 30 mins
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Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This rich, gluten-free cake makes a perfect dinner-party dessert

24 hrs and 30 mins
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This hybrid brownie chocolate cake by John Whaite is a bold party bake. The toffee spikes transform it into a professional-standard dessert

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
Gluten-free
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A gluten-free light bake that uses polenta in place of flour and orange blossom to flavour a drizzle syrup

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
16 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Lemon curd yogurt gives this gluten-free sponge cake a lovely light texture. It's filled with cream and berries and topped with a drizzle icing

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This divine, squidgy chocolate cake is dairy and wheat-free, so vegans can dig in!

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
Vegan
Gluten-free
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