20 spectacular gluten-free celebration cakes

There are so many things to celebrate, so why not celebrate with cake? These 20 amazing gluten-free cake recipes will help you to do just that, adding a touch of the spectacular to any occasion.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake by A Saucy Kitchen

Classy, elegant and surprisingly simple, this one’s great for wedding cakes or occasions demanding a beautiful centrepiece. The matching cupcakes are fab too!

GF chocolate cake and cupcakes

Strawberry Vanilla Almond Cream Layer Cake by The Kitchen McCabe

This easy, tasty cake can be decorated however you like, making it ideal for whatever you’re celebrating. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.

Strawberry Vanilla Almond Cream Cake

Gluten-Free Blackberry Yoghurt Cake by Hungry & Fussy

You can dress this cake up or down for different occasions, and experiment with other flowers, yoghurt flavours and berries depending on your colour scheme.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Yoghurt Cake

Gluten-Free Boiled Orange & Lemon Cake by Mail Online

The beautiful flowers and lace-effect decoration are the perfect finishes to this gorgeous, Middle-Eastern-inspired sharer, which is filled with boiled citrus fruit.

Jamaican Ginger and Caramel Cake by Olive Magazine

This indulgent celebration of ginger and caramel tastes as good as it looks, with rich, tangy flavours and spices. We would certainly treat ourselves with this one!

Decorated ginger cake

Chocolate & Vanilla Honey Cheesecake Layer Cake by Sweetness and Bite

If you’re ever stuck between making a cheesecake or a chocolate cake for an occasion, combine them! For that quirky celebration or indecisive friend.

Chocolate Cheesecake Layer Cake

Gluten-Free Funfetti Cake by What The Fork

Who doesn’t love confetti? Fill your creation with sprinkles to surprise whoever cuts the cake, or cover the outside with them for a move overt, excited look.

Funfetti Cake with candles

Triple Tier Chocolate Cake by Gluten, Interrupted

For that really special occasion where only the most indulgent cakes fit in, why not try a three-tier chocolate cake with Chantilly cream and chocolate ganache?

GF triple tier chocolate cake

Gluten-Free Brownie Stack Cake by My Kitchen Stories

Did you know GF brownies could look this good? With only a traditional brownie recipe and the power of creativity, you too can make a wonder like this.

Decorated GF brownie stack cake

1 Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake by Minimalist Baker

This recipe not only helps you to make a beautiful cake (ideal for birthdays), but also provides a whole list of different frostings for you to choose from. Yum!

Vegan GF Carrot Cake with rose on top

Plant-Based Birthday Cake by Nirvana Cakery

For the lover of sweet simplicity, this birthday cake turns out beautifully without too much fuss over decoration. The recipe can be adapted to make 2 or 3 layers.

Decorated Plant-Based Birthday Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Wedding Cake by My Darling Lemon Thyme

This wedding cake has been tried, tested and loved at the blogger’s own wedding! It serves 50-60 people and is very elegant with its floral decorations.

Decorated Chocolate Wedding Cake

Vegan, Gluten-Free Vanilla Wedding Cake by The Vegan 8

This step-by-step guide to baking and decorating a beautiful wedding cake almost makes it look easy! The all-white design is perfect for that special day.

Gluten Free Vanilla Wedding Cake

Gluten-Free Alternative Christmas Cake by Liz Earle Wellbeing

We know it’s a little early right now, but just in case you’re one of those super-organised folks who are planning their Christmas dinner menu already…

Alternative Christmas Cake with a slice cut out

Spookalicious Checkerboard Gluten-Free Halloween Cake with Marshmallow Ghosts by The Loopy Whisk

The little marshmallow ghosts on top of this Halloween-themed occasion cake, with their wide sugary eyes, make this bake a favourite. The kids will adore it!

GF Halloween Cake

White Forest Cake by Wife Mama Foodie

Complete with chocolate swirls, cherries and a very generous slathering of Swiss Meringue Buttercream, this is one of the most indulgent GF cakes we’ve seen!

Close up of white forest cake

Dreamy Gluten-Free Strawberry Cake & Not-Too-Sweet Strawberry Meringue Buttercream by Bessie Bakes

The cake decorating hacks in this recipe are absolute lifesavers for those of us who panic about making our celebration cakes look as great as they taste!

Strawberry Cake with Buttercream

Gluten-Free Surprise Inside Jelly Bean Cake by This Mama Cooks

We love the vibrant colours, sweets and sprinkles hidden away inside this cake! Piñata cakes are very ‘in’ right now, and we can definitely see why!

Surprise inside jelly bean cake

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake with Summer Berries by The Loopy Whisk

Interestingly, this occasion cake contains no eggs, butter or flour. The recipe is easy and very reliable, and you can decorate the cakes however you like.

GF Vegan Vanilla cake with berries

Smokin’ Volcano Chocolate Cake (with GF option) by Boulder Locavore

This cake has special effects as well as a great taste and fabulous decoration. Now you can wow kids and adults alike with a literal taste explosion!

Smoking volcano cake