Gluten-Free Cakes

From a light and airy pineapple sponge to a dark and rich chocolate torte, these 9 gluten-free cakes make a showstopping end to any meal.

Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Surprisingly airy and light, this cake could have been a soufflé in a previous life. Naturally gluten-free, the batter gets its lift from egg whites, its rich stability from walnut flour, and its moistness from grated carrot and pineapple. Get the recipe for Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting »

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

You won’t miss the flour in this rich chocolate cake, developed for us by gluten free chef Judy Haubert.

Gluten-Free Grapefruit Cake
Gluten-Free Grapefruit Cake

This moist cake soaked with citrus-infused syrup gets its nutty flavor and hearty texture from a blend of almond flour and coarsely ground yellow cornmeal. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Grapefruit Cake »

Queen Mothers Cake

This flourless chocolate cake is rich, moist, and surprisingly light. It’s wonderful served simply frosted, or it may be decorated with Chocolate Cigarettes–and/or served with whipped cream and berries on the side. See the recipe for Queen Mothers Cake »

Strawberry and Hazelnut Meringue Cake

When making his version of this cake, chef Jeremy Lee prefers to use strawberries that have just been picked.

Vistorta Chocolate Cake

While visiting the famed Brandolini family at their Vistorta wine estate in Friuli, they served us this dense cake—a family recipe. See the recipe for Vistorta Chocolate Cake »

Pineapple Sponge Cake
Pineapple Sponge Cake

This pineapple sponge cake, developed by chef Judy Haubert as a Mother’s Day gift for her mom, swaps coconut flour for the standard all-purpose. It makes for a moister crumb—as well as emphasizing pineapple’s tropical flavor—and has the added bonus of making the cake naturally gluten-free.

Fran Bigelow’s Deep Chocolate Torte

Bigelow opened Fran’s Chocolates in Seattle in 1982 and is an artisanal-chocolate pioneer. Her chocolates are made from an array of international beans. See the recipe for Fran Bigelow’s Deep Chocolate Torte »

Marie Jose Chocolate Cake

The recipe for this rich cake came from the wife of French food writer Jean-François Abert. We like to make this cake with Valrhona chocolate. See the recipe for Marie Jose Chocolate Cake »

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