The ultimate vegan and gluten-free baking guide – featuring 34 recipes!

From cupcakes and doughnuts to scones and cakes, here are the very best vegan and gluten-free baking recipes we think you'll love.

There are lots of lists of vegan and gluten-free baking recipes on the web these days, but it’s a lot harder to make your favourite bakes if you’re both vegan and gluten-free.

Hoping to make things a little easier, we’ve combed through our favourite blogs and websites to find you a selection of fabulous vegan and gluten-free baking recipes. And we think you’ll love them.

Vegan and gluten-free cake recipes

1. Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake

You would never believe that this beautiful cake was made in a single hour, would you? And yet it was, and without the use of gluten, eggs, butter or milk, too.

vegan and gluten-free chocolate cake

2. Gluten-Free Vegan Purple Carrot Cake

Jazz up the classic carrot cake with some purple carrots! Yes, purple. Purple carrots give this bake a beautiful, autumnal look, and taste divine with the soft cake and coconut milk icing.

vegan and gluten-free purple carrot cake

3. 1-Bowl Carrot Cake 

This cake is simple, requires just 1 bowl to make! Plus, it requires basic ingredients you likely have on hand right now.

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

4. Gluten-Free Vegan Plum Upside Down Cake

A sweet, syrupy upside-down cake is the perfect bake for satisfying that dessert craving. It’s light, fruity and moist, ever so simple to make and even easier to eat!

vegan and gluten-free upside down cake

5. Funfetti Birthday Cake

Birthday cakes for loved ones who are both vegan and gluten-free can be incredibly daunting. Luckily for us, you can make a fabulous funfetti cake that will be a hit at birthday parties!

vegan gluten free baking recipes

6. 1-Bowl Vanilla Layer Cake

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you a perfectly fluffy, sweet vanilla cake that’s vegan and gluten-free! Let’s bake!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

7. Upside Down Apple Cake

This classic cinnamon-spiced apple cake with a mesmerising swirl of apples on top is such a perfect treat for a mid-morning pick me up with a hot cup of tea.

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Doughnut Recipes

8. Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

These mini doughnuts are lightly spiced and filled with pumpkin. They are soft, with a tender crumb, and taste just as good baked as they would if they were fried.

vegan and gluten-free pumpkin doughnuts

9. Vegan Gluten-Free Donuts

We love the chocolate icing on these lovely baked doughnuts. And despite the chocolate, they’re healthy (compared to traditional doughnuts) and low in fat. A definite winner.

vegan and gluten-free chocolate doughnuts

10. Banana Bread Doughnuts

This spectacular recipe combines two of our most favourite desserts – banana bread and doughnuts!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

11. Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Crispy on the outside, soft and light on the inside and showered with cinnamon and sugar – sometimes the simplest things are the most pleasurable!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

12. Bake Chocolate Doughnuts

This recipe is simple, requiring basic ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare, and they’re naturally sweetened and (vegan) butter-free. These doughnuts would make the perfect lazy weekend breakfast treat or healthier dessert!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

13. Galaxy Doughnuts

These strikingly beautiful doughnuts are quite simply out of this world!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

Vegan and Gluten-Free Scone Recipes

14. Lavender Vanilla Bean Scones

You hardly ever see these fragrant treats in bakeries. But if you’ve never had one, you’re definitely missing out. The perfect addition to any afternoon tea, they satisfy all of your senses and make for a real treat.

vegan and gluten-free scones

15. Blueberry Scones

These scones are made without any refined sugar or dairy. They’re a guilt-free treat that immediately improves brunch and/or afternoon tea. Few people will say no to one of these!

vegan and gluten-free blueberry scones

16. Vegan Scones with Clotted Cream

Host your very own vegan afternoon tea complete with light and fluffy scones slathered in a rich and indulgent dairy-free clotted cream. Heaven!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

17. Glazed Lemon Scones 

These render scones with a zesty lemon glaze make for a simple, slightly sweet morning treat.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cheesecakes

18. Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Salted caramel is a favourite for a reason! It’s a perfect flavour for the colder months and complements a vegan cheesecake astoundingly well.

vegan and gluten-free caramel cheesecake

19. Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Cherry ‘Cheesecake’

This recipe has so many advantages: it’s easy for the baker as it’s made almost entirely in a food processor, and it’s incredibly tasty for those who eat it! The cherries are the perfect topping, don’t you think?

vegan and gluten-free cherry cheesecake

20. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

This fresh and fruity no-bake vegan blueberry cheesecake is lusciously smooth and creamy, with a deliciously nutty base.

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

21. Raw Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

A raw, vegan triple chocolate orange ‘cheesecake’, featuring a brownie base, two, creamy layers of chocolate and orange cheesecake, topped with carob fudge sauce.

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

22. Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies brighten up any occasion and always bring a smile to sweet-toothed guests. These cookies prove that gluten-free, vegan versions have just the same effect!

vegan and gluten-free sugar cookies

23. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Chewy, sugary and packed with cinnamon, these cookies can be ready to enjoy in a mere 15 minutes. And you only need 6 ingredients to make them. We’re sold.

vegan and gluten-free cinnamon cookies

24. S’mores Bars

These magical bars are crispy on the bottom, chocolatey in the middle, fluffy and toasted on top and perfectly sweet yet rich. You’ll be begging for more!

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

Vegan and Gluten-Free Sweet Bread Recipes

25. Vegan Banana Bread

How delicious does this banana bread look? The slices are soft and hearty and maintain the classic banana bread texture despite the lack of dairy and gluten.

vegan and gluten-free banana bread

26. One-Bowl Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Who doesn’t love pumpkin recipes at this time of year? And this one has chocolate in too, so it comes with an additional promise of greatness. A perfect bake for autumn.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipes

27. Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

It’s totally possible for vegan, gluten-free cupcakes to be soft, light and fluffy, and to retain a ‘buttery’ melt-in-your-mouth texture without the butter. Try this vegan and gluten-free baking recipe and see for yourself!

28. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

So much chocolate, and we’re not complaining! The moist, chocolate-filled sponge is rich and filling, and the baking process is simple and enjoyable.

29. Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple vegan vanilla cupcakes are the perfect mid-week treat: quick and easy to make, as well as ridiculously delicious.

30. Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes

The cupcakes are rich, despite the chocolate flavour coming from just cocoa powder alone, and fluffy yet gooey. Chocolate cupcake perfection!

31. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes are incredibly delicious, perfectly spiced and topped off with homemade cream cheese frosting.

Vegan Meringue Recipes

32. Vegan Meringue Nests with Strawberries & Cream

Have you heard about aquafaba? Chickpea brine has a vast array of positive qualities, and one of them is that it makes the perfect vegan meringues! Like egg meringues without the guilt.

33. Aquafaba Lemon Meringue Pie

And to prove how fantastic aquafaba is, here’s another delicious recipe that uses it. Lemon meringue pie is a great dessert and a definite crowd-pleaser.

34. Eton Mess

Eton mess is a quintessentially English dessert that encapsulates the taste of summer in one super simple dessert. Consisting of meringue, vegan whipped cream and summer fruits, this fresh and fruity dessert is perfect for when the sun is shining.

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