45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

One of the first questions I had after my celiac diagnosis was what I could eat on my birthday...and luckily, there are plenty of delicious gluten free birthday cake recipes out there. So today, I thought I would make all gluten free birthdays a little more delicious by sharing 45 recipes for gluten free birthday cakes.

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

Now, there's nothing wrong with using a gluten free cake mix. If you're on a time limit or just want an easy gluten free birthday cake, I cannot recommend Pamela's chocolate cake mix enough. But if you want to make a gluten free cake from scratch, this round-up has plenty of delicious gluten free cake recipes to use...whether you're craving paleo chocolate cake, a vegan carrot cake or even gluten free donuts. 

So let's dive right in!

1. Coconut Caramel Tres Leches Cake - Barth Bakery

Even the name of this gluten free cake recipe is making me drool.

2. Banana Cake (Dairy Free) - Allergy Free Alaska

If you love banana bread, this cake is your birthday wish come true!

3. Vegan Chocolate Cake (Nut Free Option) - My Pure Plants

Gluten free oats ground into flour play a delicious role in this gluten free and vegan birthday cake.

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

4. Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Small Farm Big Life

Delicious any time of the year...

5. Low-Carb Chocolate Cake with Berries (Keto, Sugar Free) - Refresh My Health

Who would guess that this chocolate cake is low carb and even full of veggies?

6. Keto Birthday Cake Chaffle - Keto Focus 

This keto waffle recipe has three iters and creamy buttercream frosting.

7. Gluten-Free Birthday Cake (Dairy-Free Option) - Mama Knows Gluten Free

If you're looking for a classic birthday cake recipe that's also gluten free, this one is sure to please!

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

8. Gooey Gluten Free Chocolate Cake - Into the Cookie Jar

A flaky crust + a moist center = the perfect gluten free birthday cake!

9. Mandarin Orange Sponge Cake (Lactose Free) - Foodal

 Fresh mandarin orange juice puts a citrusy twist on a traditional birthday cake.

10. Paleo Death By Chocolate Cake (Vegan) - Oh Snap Let's Eat

Chocoholics...you're welcome!

11. Birthday Donuts - Hunny I'm Home DIY

Shake up the usual birthday cake tradition with these birthday cake donuts instead!

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

12. Keto Funfetti Bars (Sugar Free, Low Carb) - Kimspired DIY

These keto funfetti bars are sweet enough to enjoy for dessert or healthy enough to eat as a snack!

13. Coconut and Chocolate Cream Cake - The Bear and the Fox

No flour is needed for this creamy and dreamy cake.

14. Mini Paleo Chocolate Cake with Ramekins (Vegan Option) - Oh Snap Let's Eat 

No one will fight over their slice of birthday cake when you bake separate mini cakes instead!

15. Keto Lemon Pound Cake (Low Carb, Sugar Free) - Wholesome Yum

Prepping this keto cake only takes 15 minutes, so why not start now?

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

16. Easy Gluten-free Carrot Cake - My Gluten-Free Kitchen

This gluten free sheet-cake recipe is as easy to make as it is to eat. 

17. Gluten Free Unicorn (AKA, Strawberry) Cake - Fearless Dining

This unicorn cake is almost too cute to eat, but tastes delicious when you do!

18. Chocolate Chia Cake (Paleo, Egg-Free) - One Clever Chef

This cake is one of the healthiest birthday cake recipes you'll find...but also one of the tastiest. 

19. Perfect Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake - Meaningful Eats

No one will ever guess this light and fluffy cake is gluten free.

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

20. Caramel Popcorn Cake - Kitchen Frau

A cake? Made of marshmallows and caramel and popcorn?!? Mind. Blown.

21. Lemon Almond Layer Cake with Vegan Vanilla Frosting - Crowded Kitchen

This gluten free cake is loaded with berries and perfect for summer produce.

22. Chocolate Cheesecake - Cooking with Mamma C

And if you love cheesecake, why not make this chocolate cheesecake recipe your new birthday tradition?

23. Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake - Delicious Meets Healthy

Only four ingredients are required for a paleo cake with a DREAMY texture.

24. 1-Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake (Oil Free, Refined Sugar Free, Nut Free Option) - Zardy Plants

For when you want to eat your veggies AND your cake!

25. No Bake Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake (Paleo) - Tasting Page

For when you want a birthday cake but don't want to turn on the oven to bake it!

26. Funfetti Waffle Cake (Vegan, Allergy-Free) - Strength and Sunshine

Start your birthday celebratory from breakfast time with these funfetti waffles.

27. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza - Faithfully Gluten Free

A gluten free chocolate chip cookie...the size of a pizza? YES PLEASE!

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

28. Dulce de Leche Cheesecake - Deliciously Plated

A creamy caramel topping makes this decadent cheesecake gluten free dessert heaven.

29. One-Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Cake in the Air Fryer - Recipes From a Pantry

Who knew that an air fryer could even whip up a cake?!?

30. Red Velvet Cake (Vegan) - Pink Fortitude

This vegan birthday cake is packed with healthy ingredients AND flavor.

31. Dairy Free Chocolate and Vanilla Checkerboard Cake - Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

This gluten free birthday cake has the best of both chocolate and vanilla worlds!

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

32. Flourless Chocolate Cake - Food N Service

No flour, no problem.

33. Vegan Zucchini Chocolate Cake (Allergy Friendly) - AllergYummy

No one will know this birthday cake has some hidden veggies...

34. Coffee Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake (Low Carb, Keto) - Low Carb Yum

I was sold when I saw a gluten free cookie crust...

35. Keto Chocolate Coconut Flour Pound Cake (Keto, Low Carb, Nut Free) - Fit to Serve Group

Moist. Rich. And keto friendly. What more could you want?!?

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

36. The Perfect Paleo Chocolate Cake - Raia's Recipes

One word: droooool.

 37. Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting - The Organic Kitchen

Follow the gluten free version of this cake and you'll have a berry delicious dessert.

38. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes - BREA Getting Fit

In case you're more of a cupcake lover than a cake person...

39. Super Fudgy Vegan Chocolate Cake - Texanerin

Whipped chocolate ganache is literally the frosting on the cake.

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

40. Funfetti Cake (Grain Free, Keto and Dairy Free Options) - Lau's Healthy Life

These gluten free birthday cake is easily customizable so you can bake a treat everyone can enjoy!

41. Raspberry Almond Cake with Coconut Cream (Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Vegetarian) - Emma Eats and Explores

Are you a raspberry lover? Then this raspberry almond cake is the gluten free dessert you need.

42. Easy Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Recipe - Well If She Can Do It

These gluten free cookies are soft, chewy and cut into delicious squares for a cake-meets-cookie treat!

43. Wacky Cake Recipe (Egg Free, Dairy Free) - Skip to My Lou

Another vegan birthday cake that looks almost too pretty to eat!

45 of the Best Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes

44. Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake (Refined Sugar Free) - Nourish Plate

Creamy and dreamy...

45. From Scratch Gluten Free Trifle Recipe - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

This recipe is the perfect opportunity to use fresh summer berries!

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipes: The Bottom Line

Whatever you're doing or eating for your birthday, I hope it's a delicious day full of family, friends and food. And if this is your first birthday eating gluten free, know it is entirely possible to enjoy a gluten free birthday cake...and I hope these gluten free birthday cake recipes give you a yummy place to start!

Which of these recipes would you try first? Or what is your go-to gluten free birthday cake recipe? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Hi Casey - I was going to make gluten free brownies next week for my birthday but now I'm reconsidering - these are great recipes! Pinned and shared on FB. Thank you for including my Red Velvet Cake. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

    1. Of course! I hope you enjoy at least one of the cake recipes on this post soon ;)

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