Collage of cakes: gingerbread Bundt Cake, peppermint layered cake, raspberry swirl Bundt Cake, and cake with white frosting and rosemary sprigs and cranberries. Green circle and white text in the center: Gluten-Free Christmas Cakes.

10 Gluten Free Christmas Cakes for Your Holiday Centerpiece

It’s officially the festive season! This collection of gluten-free Christmas cake recipes is packed with cakes that are as delicious as they are stunning. Each cake doubles as a beautiful centerpiece for your Christmas Eve Dinner or any special occasion in December.

Whether you are on a gluten-free diet or accommodating guests who are, every single one of these cake recipes is completely gluten-free.

Kindness Tip! If you are hosting someone with celiac disease this holiday season, please ask if they are comfortable with you baking for them and how you can safely avoid cross-contamination while baking gluten-free.

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  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer: If you don’t have a stand mixer, an inexpensive hand mixer is essential for gluten-free baking. Gluten-free cakes benefit from air added to the thick batter (typical for gluten-free recipes) during a few extra minutes of mixing.
  • Large Mixing Bowl: All of the recipes will need a large bowl when mixing the batter.
  • Cake Pan: Several of these recipes call for holiday-themed cake pans, bundt cake baking tins, or simple tart pans.
  • Cake Turntable and Decorating Supplies: For the layered cakes, decorating is much easier with a cake turntable and frosting spatula.
  • Kitchen Scale: The Gin & Tonic Roulade recipe requires a kitchen scale. Much of the world uses a kitchen scale for more precise measuring when baking. It is inexpensive and worth having if you expect a lot of gluten-free baking in your future.

Tips for Converting Traditional Cake Recipes to Gluten-Free

Trying to make your family recipe for a beloved Christmas cake? Follow these gluten-free baking tips for the best results when converting cake recipes:

  1. Use a gluten-free flour blend that already contains xanthan gum, a helpful binder in gluten-free baked goods.
  2. Use ½-1 teaspoon of baking powder per cup of flour, to add volume and a lighter texture to your gluten-free cakes.
  3. Increase liquid or fat by ¼ to ½ cup to add moisture.
  4. Let the batter rest for 15-30 minutes before baking, allowing the wet ingredients in the recipe to fully hydrate the gluten-free flour.

Storage Tips

These cakes are best fresh. Enjoy within a few days of baking. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature (unless the cake has an ingredient that requires refrigeration, such as cream cheese frosting).

For a make-ahead option, gluten-free cake will maintain its texture in the freezer much better than in the fridge. Wrap the unfrosted, baked cake in plastic wrap, and store it in an airtight container in the freezer. Remove from the freezer a few hours before serving. Decorate as directed in the recipe card.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread House bundt cake sprinkled with powdered sugar that looks like snow.
Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Bundt Cake
Your search for a gluten-free gingerbread house is over! This Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Bundt Cake is actually delicious, unlike the boxed wheat-based gingerbread houses sold in stores. It's easy to make and brings all the Christmas magic as your kids cover it with frosting and gluten-free candy. Or simply sprinkle this bundt cake with powdered sugar for a lovely addition to your holiday celebrations!
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White bundt cake with a raspberry swirl revealed on the side of a cut slice, topped with cream cheese frosting. 2 raspberries and 2 white chocolate chips for decoration.
Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
Better than the Nothing Bundt Cakes version, this Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake uses sour cream and (white chocolate) pudding mix, two secret weapons in the gluten-free baker's arsenal, to achieve a tender, moist cake. With red raspberry pie filling swirled inside and white cream cheese frosting decorating the top of the cake, you'll love the seasonal colors for Christmas!
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A white cake on a platter. trimmed with rosemary sprigs, standing up to look like Christmas trees and placed as trim along the bottom... and scattered cranberries.
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake Recipe
Wow your Christmas dinner party guests with this stunning 3-layer gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting. It's shockingly easy to make. You may find yourself singing Deck the Halls as you top it with rosemary sprigs and sugared cranberries. Fa-la-la-la…
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Sliced fruit cake coated with powdered sugar.
Gluten-Free Fruitcake
4-Ingredient Gluten-Free Fruit Cake Recipe is surprisingly simple to make and has the perfect texture. A flavorful, almond-milk-soaked fruit mixture, baked into a mixed spice cake batter, then lightly coated with 1 tbsp brandy, rum, or sherry using a pastry brush. This traditional Christmas cake made in a basic round cake tin has nearly 200 rave reviews and is far better than store-bought traditional fruitcake.
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Candy cane cake with 3-red & white cake layers, pink frosting, crushed candy cane and white ganache rim. A slice has been cut and a smaller slice in its place allowing you to see the inside layers of the cake.
Gluten-Free Candy Cane Cake (Dairy-Free and option to make with dairy)
Pops of crushed candy canes are peeking throughout the 3-layers of this Easy Gluten-Free Candy Cane Cake. White chocolate buttercream frosting and white chocolate ganache make this holiday dessert next level.
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3-layeer chocolate peppermint cake with red frosting, red and white frosting between layers, crushed candy cane on top and chocolate ganache. A slice is removed revealing the inside layers.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cake (Dairy-Free)
If you love the idea of a candy cane cake, but are craving chocolate, this is the perfect dessert for your holiday gathering. A fudgy chocolate cake with cheery red peppermint frosting is just what you're looking for!
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Bird's eye view: gingerbread bundt cake with white icing and sugared cranberries.
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Bundt Cake
This Gluten-Free Gingerbread Bundt Cake packs a festive punch with holiday spices, a sweet cream cheese glaze drizzled on top, and sugared cranberries sprinkled for a gorgeous pop of Christmas color and flavor.
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Bird's eye view: chocolate tart with cherries.
Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cake
Make-ahead desserts are a lifesaver on a busy holiday with a home full of guests. Rustic, fudgy, and rich, Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cake makes the perfect Christmas day dessert Make it ahead and store it at room temp, saving precious fridge space and time!
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Roll of gluten free white cake topped with white frosting, lime slices and lime zest.
Gin & Tonic Roulade
Gin & Tonic Roulade is your favorite drink in gluten-free cake form. A bright and festive Christmas dessert, this rolled cake starts with basic gluten-free cake ingredients like sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, and gluten-free flour. Then, it spices things up with tonic water, fresh lime, and gin. Gin is gluten-free, but watch out for flavorings added after distillation that can contain gluten ingredients.
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Snowflake shaped bundt cake.
Gluten-Free Christmas Snowflake Bundt Cake (Dairy Free)
Beautiful and delicious for a holiday brunch, this Gluten-Free Christmas Snowflake Bundt Cake is also dairy-free and refined-sugar-free. The recipe uses buckwheat flour and amaranth flour, nutrient-rich alternatives to wheat flour. Bake in a snowflake-shaped baking tin for a charming winter cake on your festive table.
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