Gluten-free birthday cakes are widely available in supermarkets these days, but they're not always easy to find if you don't know what to look for.
And many of you who buy gluten-free birthday cakes may not be gluten-free at all. But rather kind family or friends, shopping for celiac disease birthdays.
Whether you're gluten-free or not, this guide will help you find a great gluten-free birthday party option.
First, I've rounded up all my store-bought gluten-free birthday cakes, then I've added a section on ordering cakes from bakeries, and finally, I've linked some of my favorite gluten-free cake recipes in case you want to bake your own. cake. at home.
I also included some tips on keeping gluten-free baking safe in the last section.
Buy gluten-free cakes in the store
In this section you will find a variety of gluten free cakes, from full size gluten free birthday cakes to delicious cupcakes and cakes that would be perfect for a celebration.
Birthday cakes and other gluten-free cakes
They are usually lurking in both the free cake section and the regular festive bakery section at Tesco supermarkets. Free of gluten, wheat and dairy (contains eggs).
Carl's rather creepy sister (no offense to Frieda) who can be found in Asda's free toy section. She is gluten free and dairy free.
A classic iced cake with star decorations, a great base to which you can add additional decorations to personalize this gluten-free party cake. For 10 servings. In the section without Gluten and dairy free.
The latest addition to the Caterpillar cake. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting filling, covered with fudge and finished with fudge and cotton candy decorations. Contains eggs and soy.
Largest Galaxy Chocolate Celebration Cake. Available in various supermarkets including Waitrose and Asda.
Gluten free and vegan, I really enjoyed this cake when I tried it and I certainly never would have guessed it was vegan. Belgian dark chocolate sponge cake filled and covered with chocolate icing, finished by hand with chocolate coating.
7. Gluten Free Handmade Chocolate Cake, Coop, £3.50
I love this chocolate cake. It's one of the best I've ever had and reminds me of a real chocolate cake. It's quite small, but it would make a perfect mini cake to serve at a party. In the free section.
Another chocolate cake (I haven't tried it), available at Ocado. Gluten and wheat free, contains egg and is not suitable for people with milk allergies.
Gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. In the free section. Does not contain gluten or wheat. Last year they tweaked the recipe again and now it is a delicious cake. Really nice and great tea gift.
A classic cake that can be a bit boring as a birthday cake, but some people love a good piece of Victoria cake! In the free section. Does not contain wheat and gluten.
11. Just Love Food Happy Birthday Cake – £6.50
A sweet birthday cake that is nut, gluten and dairy free (contains eggs). Available from Asda.
I love that Asda makes this fun gluten free children's cake, it's so refreshing to see such an original and different design! Gluten free and dairy free.
I would choose the Pie Coop over this one but the Tesco is pretty tasty too. Find in the free section of. Does not contain gluten or wheat.
Sponge cake with sweet vanilla icing and raspberry jam, decorated with a delicate icing.
Dairy Free, Made in a Nut and Peanut Free Factory, Gluten Free, No Artificial Colors or Flavors, Suitable for Vegetarians
Morrisons Gluten Free Mini Carrot Cakes.
A small but delicious chocolate cake.
Gluten-free cake and cake on a tray
A simple Madeira sponge cake with buttercream without vanilla and various sweets. Free of gluten, wheat and dairy (contains eggs).
Vanilla sponge cake with vanilla frosting and finished by hand with colorful sugar decorations
I think this is actually part of Asda's Christmas range but seems to be available all year at the moment. It would also make a great addition to a spread for a birthday party, and I haven't seen this variety of flavors in any other supermarket. Without gluten.
Plain Lemon Cake – Not the most exciting option, but it is an option, and it is dairy-free. Free of gluten, wheat and dairy (contains eggs).
It has a generous amount of chocolate frosting and chocolate curls on top. I haven't tried it but it looks very tasty. Without gluten.
Another simple lemon cake. Without gluten.
Gluten-free cake with lemon flavor and frosting
gluten free cookies
Simple gluten-free cookie with lemon, vanilla or strawberry frosting with sugar decorations
Fun animal safari tops make them ideal for children's parties.
Asda definitely won the competition for the most kid-friendly cakes and has many different varieties in its range that would look fantastic on a party table. Without gluten. My four year old would love this!
With the generous helpings of frosting on these cookies, they are definitely one I would consider for my gluten free party! Without gluten.
Pack of 6 cookies. Without gluten.
6. Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Chocolate Cupcakes 105g – £1,50
Gluten-free chocolate-flavored cookie with chocolate-flavored filling, covered with chocolate-flavored icing and finished with chocolate decoration.
Sainsburys new duo cupcakes, they look pretty decent and are easy to find in the free section. Without gluten. Simple gluten-free cookies filled with raspberry jam, vanilla flavored icing and finished with chocolate and sugar decorations.
8.Genius Gluten Free Chocolate/Lemon Biscuits, various supermarkets (including Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys), £2.25
They are not the best cookies, if you can find others I prefer them, but they are good for those who want gluten-free and dairy-free parties. Free of gluten, wheat and dairy.
Lola's stalls can only be found in the whole of London, but they do excellent UK celiac accredited gluten free biscuits. I invite you to treat your gluten free friend to one of these delicious cakes if you live in London! My favorite is the chocolate and raspberry, but they are all great. Lola's kiosks almost always have some gluten-free cookies in stock, but you can also order them online.
They also ship nationwide if you want to order large quantities.
Gluten Free Cake Slices
There are many varieties in supermarkets now, so I won't list them all, but here are some of the best:
These gluten-free cake slices are beautiful. Really soft and lovely and my husband said he couldn't tell the difference between these and the gluten free ones. There are 5 of these in the package and they are gluten and wheat free.
2. Made Without Wheat, Zesty Lemon Cake Slices, M&S
Extremely smooth, lemon flavored.
3. Made Without Wheat, Chocolate Fudge Cake Slices, M&S
That is practically all. Sweet slices of chocolate cake and you'd never guess it's gluten-free. But they did!
These four packs of Millionaire Sausage are gluten and wheat free. Marks & Spencers and Waitrose also make their own versions of these which are EXCELLENT.
Custom bakeries and online orders
If you're planning to order a custom gluten-free birthday cake, you'll find many great local bakeries that can provide these services. Just search on Google.
When ordering be sure to ask if the cake is celiac friendly (if it is) and if they can make sure there is no or minimal risk of cross contamination. They should use clean equipment and ideally prepare the cake in a dedicated gluten-free area.
There are also several options for the whole country:
- A lovely independent gluten-free vegan bakery based in East London (run by really nice and helpful people who deserve our treatment :D), they have a fantastic range of gluten-free cakes that can be shipped across the country. Their rainbow cake is my personal favorite!
- This online company offers a range of gluten-free large cakes, in flavors such as carrot cake, hazelnut praline and millionaire.
Making a gluten-free birthday cake at home
Baking a gluten-free birthday cake at home is much easier than many people think.
Gluten-free flour and other ingredients are available at major supermarkets. Just check the section for free (ask the staff to point you out if you're not sure where to find the section).
If you are not gluten free, but are baking for a gluten free friend or relativebe aware of cross contamination. Ought:
- clean all bakeware thoroughlyto ensure there are no traces of gluten from previous baking and wash your hands thoroughly
- Try not to use gluten flour in cooking at the same timebecause it really goes up in the air but maybe move the gluten free cake to another room or cover it well before starting
- keep gluten free cake completely separatefrom any other gluten-containing party food, because if they touch the items they will be contaminated with gluten, so serve gluten-free food on a special plate
- use a special knifecut and serve the cake, not the one used for other cakes
- birthday candles -don't forget to use cool candlesrather than reuse the old ones as they may have been used in gluten free cakes.
Here are some recipe ideas to get you started:
- Victoria Cake
- red velvet cake
- chocolate birthday cake
- Double Chocolate Cake with Sweet Sheet
- vanilla sheet cake
- double brownie
- Raspberry Shortcake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- epic carrot cake
- only cookies
- Galletas Jammy Dodger
- Lemon Curd Cookies
- Victoria Fluffy Cupcakes
- Coat the cookies in salted caramel
I hope this article has helped you. If you're looking for more gluten-free foods or tips for living with celiac disease, check out some of my other guides while you're here:
- The best gluten-free products
- The best tips for traveling gluten-free
We offer a selection of by-the-slice and whole cakes at your nearest store throughout the year, plus limited-time and seasonal options. For special diet needs, we also have vegan and gluten-free cakes.
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- Gluten-free chocolate cake. ...
- Apple & almond cake. ...
- Gluten-free banana bread. ...
- Lemon & polenta cake. ...
- Gluten-free carrot cake. ...
- Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake. ...
- Flourless chocolate cake.
Do Gluten-Free Cakes Taste Different? They can taste different but that is what is incredibly exciting about gluten-free baking. Several gluten-free flours like white rice flour, tapioca flour or potato flour are more or less neutral in taste and won't interfere with the taste of the cake too much.How do you keep gluten-free cakes moist? ›
Any gluten-free cake will dry out super-fast and get hard on the outside if it's not properly refrigerated and covered. I swear by always using buttermilk and adding a little more fat into the batter to compensate for the dryness.Does Little Debbie make gluten free cakes? ›
Although Little Debbie has a few varieties of snack cakes, croissants and doughnuts that are made with wheat flour, which contain gluten, they do not offer any gluten-free options. If you are looking for gluten-free snacks, there are many other brands that offer gluten-free options such as Udi's and Glutino.Can you make gluten free cake at Walmart? ›
Sweet Street, Gluten Free Individual Flourless Chocolate Cake, 3.9 oz, (8 Count) - Walmart.com.Do Dairy Queen cakes contain gluten? ›
DQ Cakes can be made gluten-free and nut free upon request.What sweet things can celiacs eat? ›
- Atomic Fireballs.
- All Ferrara Gummies. ...
- All Sathers Gummies.
- All Trolli Gummies EXCEPT Trolli Sour Brite Bites and Trolli Twisted Sour Brite Crawlers.
- All Jellies (Gum Drops, Orange Slices, etc)
- Bob's Sweet Stripes.
- Boston Baked Beans (contains peanuts)
- Crème Brulee.
- Chocolate Mousse.
- Panna Cotta.
- Ice Cream.
- Flourless Chocolate Cake.
One more little tick of gluten-free baked goods: storage. They don't refrigerate well or last as long. Store baked goods at room temperature or freeze them as soon as they are completely cool.
Best Overall: Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
This mix, which has all recognizable ingredients (including sweet white rice flour, which is the main ingredient in mochi, a nice light, powdery, starchy flour that doubles as a binder), worked well in all three of our tests.
Lighten up your batters
If gluten-free cakes aren't falling apart, they often turn out heavy and unpleasantly dense. That's because gluten creates little pockets of air, so baked goods turn out springy and fluffy; gluten-free flours and grains are lacking this crucial element.
If your baking is falling apart once baked this can be because you have used the wrong egg replacer, or not enough of an egg replacer. You want to make sure your egg replacer is acting well as a binding agent and binding all the ingredients together to give a firm result.What to avoid for gluten-free baking? ›
- Rye, sometimes referred to as pumpernickel.
Don't beat the mixture longer than the recipe instructs. Again, adding too much air before the cake bakes will lead to collapse as it cools. Unless a recipe specifically calls for it, don't let the batter sit around for very long before baking.Are Pillsbury cakes gluten-free? ›
A cake classic. Pillsbury™ Gluten Free Classic Yellow Premium Cake Mix is a must-have pantry pick for any occasion.Does anyone make gluten free cake mix? ›
Perfect for an anytime dessert, birthday celebration and more, Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix is the easy baking solution to all your sweet treat needs. This yellow cake mix is not only gluten free, but it's also ready to bake in minutes!Can celiacs eat gluten free cakes? ›
Although regular breads and cakes are not included in a gluten free diet, there are many creative ways in which people with coeliac disease can have their cake and eat it! Gluten gives bread, cakes and pastry the right texture. Without gluten, bread is less chewy and cakes and pastry can be drier and more crumbly.Does Walmart do gluten-free? ›
Walmart carries many gluten free brands including Udis, Krusteaz, Glutino, King Arthur, Van's, Enjoy Life, CocoRoons, Free to Eat, Schar, Canyon Bakehouse, Skinny Pop, Annie's, Kinnikinik, and more. They even have a lot of their Great Value Brands that are labeled gluten free. What is this?What is the best gluten-free substitute for baking? ›
- Corn Flour/Starch. Corn flour (or starch as they say in the US) is made from removing and purifying the starch from the centre of sweetcorn kernels. ...
- Maize Flour. ...
- Polenta. ...
- Potato Flour. ...
- Ground Nuts. ...
- Buckwheat Flour. ...
- Oats. ...
- Tapioca Flour.
Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free Baking Mixes - BettyCrocker.com.Is Wendy's Frosty gluten-free? ›
These include their chili and a wide range of baked potatoes and toppings. Best of all? The Frosty is gluten-free, too. Wendy's has more gluten-free options than McDonald's and Burger King, and information about cross contamination on their website shows that they're aware of the reality of gluten-free cooking.Are M&M's gluten-free? ›
The following Mars candies have no gluten-containg ingredients: M&Ms (except pretzel, crispy, and potentially seasonal items)
Generally, plain single flavour ice cream flavours such as strawberry, vanilla or chocolate are more likely to be gluten free. If the ice cream contains baked products, such as cookie dough or brownies, then it is more likely to contain gluten. Always check the label to be safe!What 3 foods should someone with celiac disease avoid? ›
A gluten-free diet generally means not eating most grains, pasta, cereals, and processed foods. The reason is that they usually contain wheat, rye, and barley. You'll need to become an expert at reading ingredient lists on packages. Choose foods that don't contain gluten.What junk food can celiacs eat? ›
- Potato chips. Crunch on these freely. ...
- Chocolate. Feel free to enjoy chocolate. ...
- Macaroni and cheese. Don't be afraid to get cheesy. ...
- French fries. You can still enjoy these. ...
- Tacos. ...
- Ice cream.
- Fresh fruit.
- String cheese*
- Rice crackers with peanut butter or cheese*
- Sliced veggies with gluten-free bean dip*
- Canned fruit in its own juices.
- Plain yogurt.
- Applesauce with cinnamon.
Cool Whip is not a dairy-free product, but there are no gluten-containing ingredients and cross-contamination issues. Though Cool Whip does not have a “gluten-free” label, Kraft assures on their website that the product is free from traces of gluten.Do bananas help with celiac disease? ›
If you have Celiac disease, you can eat bananas. But it's following a gluten-free diet that's going to protect your health and prevent gastrointestinal issues and potentially serious health problems.Is bacon gluten free? ›
Is Bacon Gluten-Free? While plain bacon is naturally guten-free, some brands may contain flavorings or additives with gluten.
Gluten-free baked goods have earned the reputation of being dry and gritty. That grit—that evil grit! —is the result of gluten-free flours that are often high in starches and rice flour, which take longer to absorb moisture than regular “gluten” flour.Why not put cake in the fridge? ›
Should You Refrigerate Cake? You should avoid refrigeration in most cases. Unless your cake features perishable materials that could spoil—like cream frosting, fresh fruit, ice cream, mascarpone, or whipped cream—it's actually better off at room temperature.Which gluten-free flour is closest to all-purpose flour? ›
This flour is gluten-, grain- and nut-free. It's most similar to white flour and can easily be used in recipes calling for all-purpose flour.
Sorghum flour is closest in texture and taste to traditional wheat flour of any of the gluten-free flours. In a few cases, it works as a direct substitution for wheat flour, such as in pancakes. It's also high in antioxidants.What is the trick to baking with gluten-free flour? ›
Gluten-free baked goods often benefit from extra liquid to hydrate the flour blends, eliminate grittiness, and achieve a less dense or dry texture. However, it's very important to drive off this extra moisture during baking, or you'll wind up with a gummy texture. The best way to do this? Longer baking times.How do you make gluten-free baking taste better? ›
New bakers should try adding extra vanilla and/or spices to recipes. Gluten-free flours often have unique tastes, and adding additional flavoring to recipes will help cover up these unfamiliar flavors.Are gluten-free cakes more expensive? ›
Gluten-free cakes tend to be more expensive due to the pricier flours and ingredients they contain.Is gluten-free cake supposed to be thick? ›
In general, gluten-free batters are not as thick as traditional batters made with wheat flour. For example, some gluten-free bread dough is so thin it must be poured into a pan – as thin as cake batter.Why do gluten-free cakes take so long to bake? ›
Gluten-free batters need a longer bake time.
Because gluten-free batters contain more liquid than traditional versions, they typically take longer to bake. If you remove them from the oven too soon, you may develop a gummy, mushy texture.
Some people report feeling dizziness, nausea, extreme hunger and even anxiety and depression when they suddenly go from eating a lot of gluten to being gluten-free. These symptoms usually go away after a few weeks on a gluten-free diet, but talk to your health care provider if they persist.
- Bloating. Bloating is when you feel as if your belly is swollen or full of gas after you've eaten. ...
- Diarrhea, Constipation and Smelly Feces. ...
- Abdominal Pain. ...
- Headaches. ...
- Feeling Tired. ...
- Skin Problems. ...
- Depression. ...
- Unexplained Weight Loss.
Gluten-containing ingredients to avoid: malt, malt flavor, malt extract, malt vinegar, brewer's yeast, and ingredients with the words “wheat,” “barley,” or “rye” in the name or in parentheses after the name.Why is gluten-free so big now? ›
“People are eating a lot more processed food rather than whole foods,” she says. “Gluten goes through a lot of processing, which makes it even less tolerable for those with sensitivities or allergies.” Processed foods that contain gluten include: Bread.Do gluten-free cakes taste the same? ›
Do Gluten-Free Cakes Taste Different? They can taste different but that is what is incredibly exciting about gluten-free baking. Several gluten-free flours like white rice flour, tapioca flour or potato flour are more or less neutral in taste and won't interfere with the taste of the cake too much.Do gluten-free cakes exist? ›
Gluten-free cake is a bakery speciality product made with alternative flours that contain little to no gluten, typically formulated for consumers with celiac disease.Does Wholefoods sell gluten-free cupcakes? ›
Cupcake, Gluten Free Very Vanilla 4 Ct Nat Cs, 8 oz at Whole Foods Market.Are gluten free cakes more expensive? ›
Gluten-free cakes tend to be more expensive due to the pricier flours and ingredients they contain.Does Whole foods have a good gluten-free section? ›
You might also want to check out our Gluten Free Special Diets shopping lists. We have a gluten-free product list tailored to each of our store locations. These can be viewed and printed out from your local store's information page on our website. Some stores may also have these products in a gluten-free aisle.Are hostess birthday cupcakes gluten-free? ›
Is Hostess Birthday Cupcakes gluten-free? No, Hostess Birthday Cupcakes is not gluten-free.How much are gluten free cupcakes at Trader Joe's? ›
Gluten Free Mini Cupcakes in a chocolate and vanilla variety pack $3.99 for 12 cupcakes. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️We LOVE these!!!
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Meat and poultry.
- Dairy (milk, cheese, butter)
- Some whole grains (quinoa, sorghum, buckwheat, amaranth, teff, corn, brown rice)
- Gluten-free pasta and bread.
Some people report feeling dizziness, nausea, extreme hunger and even anxiety and depression when they suddenly go from eating a lot of gluten to being gluten-free. These symptoms usually go away after a few weeks on a gluten-free diet, but talk to your health care provider if they persist.How close are we to a cure for celiac disease? ›
There will be no approved treatments or a cure for celiac disease without clinical trials. That means there will be no approved treatments or a cure for celiac disease if we can't find patients willing to participate in clinical trials.How long does it take gluten to get out of your system? ›
So, how long does gluten stay in your system? Individuals without a gluten intolerance, wheat allergy, or celiac disease have a gluten transit time of up to 4 hours in the stomach, 6 hours in the small intestine, and 59 hours in the colon. Therefore, it takes 2-3 days for your system to eliminate gluten entirely.What are common problems with gluten free baking? ›
Gluten-free batters need a longer bake time.
Because gluten-free batters contain more liquid than traditional versions, they typically take longer to bake. If you remove them from the oven too soon, you may develop a gummy, mushy texture.
“People are eating a lot more processed food rather than whole foods,” she says. “Gluten goes through a lot of processing, which makes it even less tolerable for those with sensitivities or allergies.” Processed foods that contain gluten include: Bread.Why do gluten free cakes fall apart? ›
If your baking is falling apart once baked this can be because you have used the wrong egg replacer, or not enough of an egg replacer. You want to make sure your egg replacer is acting well as a binding agent and binding all the ingredients together to give a firm result.Are potatoes gluten-free? ›
Yes, potatoes don't contain gluten and are therefore gluten-free.Does ice cream have gluten? ›
Milk and cream are the basic ingredients of ice cream and are naturally gluten free. However, the flavour of the ice cream and the environment it is made in can make it unsuitable for coeliacs. Sources of gluten in ice cream can include thickeners, colourings and flavourings such as barley malt syrup.