The best vegan and gluten-free baking recipes to try today

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

There are lists and lists of vegan recipes 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 or have friends who are. Hoping to make things a little easier, we’ve combed through our favourite blogs and websites to find you 34 fabulous bakes that are gluten-free AND vegan. And we think you’ll love them.

Cakes

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake by The Loopy Whisk

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.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Purple Carrot Cake by Rhian’s Recipes

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.

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1-Bowl Carrot Cake by Minimalist Baker

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

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Gluten-Free Vegan Plum Upside Down Cake by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

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!

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Funfetti Birthday Cake by The Vegan 8

Birthday cakes for loved ones who are both vegan and gluten-free can be incredibly daunting. Luckily for us, The Vegan 8 shows you how to make a fabulous funfetti cake that will be a hit at birthday parties!

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1-Bowl Vanilla Layer Cake by Minimalist Baker

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

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Classic Apple Cake by Be Good Organics

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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Doughnuts

Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Jeanette’s Healthy Living

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.

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Vegan Gluten-Free Donuts by Simple Vegan Blog

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.

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Banana bread doughnuts by Harriet Emily

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

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Cinnamon sugar donut holes by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

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

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Bake Chocolate Doughnuts by Minimalist Baker

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!

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Galaxy Doughnuts by Allergylicious

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

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Scones

Lavender Vanilla Bean Scones by Allyson Kramer’s Recipes

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.

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Blueberry Scones (Vegan + Gluten-Free) by Wholesome Patisserie

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!

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Vegan Scones with Clotted Cream by Wallflower Kitchen

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

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Glazed lemon scones by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

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

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Cheesecakes

Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Gluten-Free, Vegan and Sugar Free by Tasty Yummies

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

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Cherry ‘Cheesecake’ by Gusto

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?

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No-bake blueberry cheesecake by Richard Church

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

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Raw Chocolate Orange Cheesecake by Rawberry Fields

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

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Cookies

Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies (Vegan +GF) by Minimalist Baker

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!

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) by Veggie Inspired

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.

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S’mores Bars by Minimalist Baker

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!

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Sweet breads

Vegan Banana Bread (Gluten-Free) by Jessica in the Kitchen

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.

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One Bowl Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread by Beaming Baker

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.

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Cupcakes

Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes by The Vegan 8

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 the recipe and see for yourself!

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting by Loving it Vegan

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.

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Vanilla Cupcakes by The Loopy Whisk

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

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Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes by Wallflower Kitchen

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

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Allergylicious

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

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Meringue

Vegan Meringue Nests with Strawberries & Cream by Wallflower Kitchen

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.

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Aquafaba Lemon Meringue Pie (Vegan, GF) by The Pancake Princess

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

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Eton Mess by The Vegan Larder

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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