Ultimate vegan and gluten-free baking guide – featuring 34 delicious treats to bake at home

Author: Rachel Smith

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.

In this round-up, you’ll find a range of delicious vegan and gluten-free baking recipes to try, including:

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cake Recipes

1. Gluten-Free Vegan Marble Cake

With swirls of vanilla and chocolate cake, this vegan and gluten-free marble cake is the best of both worlds.

Gluten-Free Vegan Marble Cake

2. Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Courgette Cake

This courgette cake is a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet to help you get your 5-a-day. It helps to make this vegan chocolate cake extra rich and fudgey, but don’t worry as you can’t taste it once baked.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Courgette Cake

3. Vegan & Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

This scrumptious gluten-free red velvet cake is filled with a fruity strawberry cream filling and gets its rich red colour from beetroots so there’s no unnatural dyes to worry about here.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

4. Vegan Gluten-Free Orange Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil gives this cake a wonderfully moist texture while uplifting Mediterranean flavours of citrus help bring some sunshine to your table all year round.

Vegan Gluten-Free Orange Olive Oil Cake

5. Lemon Drizzle Cake

You can’t beat a slice of lemon drizzle cake and a cup of tea! It’s a classic cake that everyone loves thanks to its sweet and zesty flavour. This gluten-free and vegan version has a beautifully moist crumb and a crisp sugar coating that will have you reaching for a second slice.

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake

6. Vegan Black Forest Cake

Forest fruits and dark chocolate come together in a happy marriage of flavours with this divinely dark and decadently delicious vegan and gluten-free black forest cake.

Vegan Black Forest Cake

7. Gluten-Free Almond and Amaretto Cake

If you can’t get enough of this tasty tipple, try adding a splash of Amaretto to your bakes with this boozy recipe. This deliciously dense cake is a real treat served with a scoop of vegan ice cream.

Gluten-Free Almond and Amaretto Cake

8. Vegan Lemon Ripple Bars

Perfect for a sweet treat when you need a pick-me-up, these lovely lemon ripples bars are made with luscious lemon curd.

Vegan Lemon Ripple Bars

9. Fudgey Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

You’d never know this divinely fudgey vegan chocolate is also entirely gluten-free. It’s coated in a rich chocolate ganache and filled with chocolate icing so is the perfect recipe for when only a slice of chocolate cake will do.

Fudgey Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

10. Triple Layer Vegan Easter Chocolate Cake

This show-stopping vegan Easter cake will have you hopping for joy! With layers of delicious chocolate cake to sink your teeth into, it will soon become a family favourite.

Triple Layer Vegan Easter Chocolate Cake

Vegan and Gluten-Free Doughnut Recipes

11. Banana Bread Doughnuts

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

Vegan and gluten-free baking recipes

12. Vegan Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts

Despite their decadent appearance, these gluten-free chocolate fudge doughnuts are made with natural ingredients and are refined sugar-free.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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 & Gluten-Free Scones

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

Vegan & gluten-free scones with jam and cream

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. 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

19. 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

20. Pear and Cardamom Vegan Cheesecake

This clever cheesecake recipe uses rice cakes to create a crisp yet chewy base that’s entirely gluten-free. But the filling is the real star of the show as the combination of poached pears and cardamon make it so elegant and warming.

Pear and Cardamom Vegan Cheesecake

21. 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

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cookies & Biscuits Recipes

22. Salted Almond Biscotti

These tempting vegan biscotti are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee. We’ve studded them with chunky toasted almonds and a dash of sea salt to elevate them to the next level.

Salted Almond Biscotti

23. Vegan Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookie

These super simple gluten-free cookies are made with just five easy-to-find ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make.

Vegan Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies

24. Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s better than a cookie? Two cookies with an ice cream centre! These gluten-free ice cream sandwiches are sweet, nutty and the perfect vessel for transporting ice cream straight to your mouth!

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

25. Vegan Salted Almond Butter and Chocolate Millionaire’s Shortbread

We can’t think of anything more delicious than shortbread topped with salted almond butter caramel and a generous layer of chocolate hazelnut spread. This is a super scrumptious recipe that will show any gluten-free doubters the light!

Vegan Salted Almond Butter and Chocolate Millionaire’s Shortbread

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipes

27. Vegan Banana Cream Cupcakes

These delightful banana cupcakes have a hidden creamy centre just waiting to surprise you as you bite into their fluffy exterior. They’re a fusion of banana bread, banana cream pie and cupcakes all rolled into one and a great way to use up any ripe bananas.

Vegan Banana Cream Cupcakes

28. Vegan & Gluten-Free Mojito Cupcake

These boozy cupcakes are one for grown-ups as they have a generous glug of white rum. Flavoured with lime and mint, they have all the flavours of the classic cocktail with no gluten or dairy.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Mojito Cupcake

29. Vegan Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Bite into these sweet and salty cupcakes and you’ll discover a soft centre oozing with caramel. Top them off with a sugar to give them a bit of added crunch and you’ll have yourself a vegan and gluten-free cupcake that’s sure to impress.

Vegan Salted Caramel Cupcakes

30. Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

With their delicate hints of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, these vegan pumpkin muffins have all the best flavours of autumn wrapped up in a muffin.

Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

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. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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