Although National Angel Food Cake Day is October 10, Angel Food Cake is a much-loved, classic dessert that’s enjoyed all year long. For very good reason. It’s a sweet and airy, egg-white-based cake, which is every bit as wonderful when it is made gluten free. When you have the right recipe, that is. Check out this updated collection of amazing gluten-free angel food cake recipes!
There are even grain-free and keto angel food cake recipes in this roundup plus, gluten-free angel food cupcakes (for a quicker version and one which uses fewer egg whites), mini cakes, and an angel food cake roll as well!
~ 3-Ingredient Angel Food Cake from Raia’s Recipes ~ This cake is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, paleo, GAPS, and keto. It’s truly hard to believe that this beautiful angel food cake is made from only three ingredients! Raia reminds everyone that angel food cake is one recipe for which you don’t grease the pan; otherwise, your cake will not rise.
~ Angel Food Cake from Everyday Gluten-Free Gourmet ~ This cake is gluten free and vegetarian, with a dairy-free option. Cinde’s layer cake approach with edible flowers and berries is simply beautiful. You will find many more delicious gluten-free recipes on Cinde’s site as well as information on the virtual gluten-free cooking classes that she teaches.
~ Angel Food Cake from Fearless Dining ~ This gluten-free, dairy-free (and vegetarian) Angel Food Cake from Sandi earns “perfect” reviews.
~ Angel Food Cake from GF Jules ~ This cake is gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. It gets rave reviews! FYI: Jules is the author of several helpful gluten-free books, including The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed.
~ Angel Food Cake from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ This cake is gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. I can personally attest to how incredible this cake is! It’s truly wonderful on its own and it’s also a delight when cubed and dipped into chocolate fondue. Incidentally, Linda is also the author of How To Be Gluten Free.)
~ Angel Food Cake from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ This cake is gluten free and vegetarian. The photo shows it made with pumpkin pie spice. Yum!
~ Angel Food Cake from Mama Knows Gluten Free ~ This cake is gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. Audrey describes this cake as “sweet, light, and fluffy and naturally dairy free. Audrey is the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook: 300 Simple and Satisfying Recipes without Gluten or Dairy.
~ Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Glaze from Predominantly Paleo ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, paleo, primal
~ Angel Food Cupcakes from Linda Etherton (formerly Gluten-Free Homemaker) via gfe ~ These cupcakes are gluten free, rice free, dairy free, vegetarian, with xanthan gum-free options. They’re just as sensational as Linda’s original Angel Food Cake but you don’t need an angel food cake pan and you need half as many eggs. Plus, their cupcake individuality and portability make them perfect for serving at a festive event!
~ Angel Food Cupcakes from Rays of Bliss ~ These cupcakes are gluten free and vegetarian. Cupcakes require only six egg whites and are reader approved. One reader especially recommended serving them with lemon curd!~ Angel Food Cupcakes from Gluten-Free Homemaker (this site is no longer active so I’ve linked to the recipe on Wayback Machine) ~ These cupcakes are gluten free and vegetarian with a xanthan gum-free option. They’re the downsized version of Linda’s standard size, incredibly delicious Angel Food Cake, and only require six egg whites (versus twelve). ~ Berry Angel Food Cake Roll from Better Batter ~ This pretty cake roll is gluten free and vegetarian, with a dairy-free option.
~ Caramel Peach Angel Food Cake from No Gluten, No Problem ~ This cake is gluten free. dairy free, and vegetarian. The caramel factor comes from using brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar. Diced peaches add some extra goodness and go well with caramel factor. Pete and Kelli are the authors of No Gluten, No Problem Pizza, Gluten-Free Family Favorites, Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking, and Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes, and The Gluten-Free Edge (the latter which Pete co-authored with Melissa McLean Jory).)
~ Chocolate Angel Food Cake from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ This cake is gluten free and vegetarian. Just a small amount of cocoa powder provides the chocolate flavor. Lynn is the author of The Gluten-Free Baking Mix Cookbook and Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Breakfasts)
~ Chocolate Cream Angel Food Cake from Raia’s Recipes ~ This cake is gluten free and vegetarian. Chocolate cream frosting provides both the yummy surprise middle and the pretty and delicious exterior!
~ Devilish Angel Food Mini Cakes from Beauty and the Foodie ~ These mini cakes are gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, with dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb and paleo options. Stacey calls this recipe a devil’s food cake-angel food cake hybrid.
~ French Vanilla Angel Food Cake from Beauty and the Foodie ~ This cake is gluten free, grain free, and vegetarian with dairy-free, paleo, sugar-free options. Stacey says it’s a light, vanilla-flavored, primal, angel food cake with low-carb options.
~ Irish Angel Food Cake from GF Jules ~ This cake is gluten free and vegetarian with dairy-free options. Jules says: “This Irish twist on classic Angel Food Cake produces a slightly chocolatey, flavorful cake that is perfect for any party or special dessert occasion but will certainly impress at St. Patrick’s Day.” Be sure to check out all of Jules’s books and her gluten-free baking products.
~ Keto Angel Food Cake from All Day I Dream About Food. This cake is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, vegetarian, and keto. Carolyn says: “I have finally perfected Keto Angel Food Cake! It’s light and airy, with the perfect angel food texture.” Incidentally, Carolyn is the author of several very popular keto cookbooks. If you’re looking for keto recipes that work and are delicious, she’s your best resource!
~ Paleo and Keto Angel Food Cake from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations ~ This cake is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free, with sugar-free, keto options. Cassidy says: “No one will ever guess it’s keto, paleo, gluten-free, and nut-free! While not hard to make, it does require a certain technique. So be sure to follow the directions closely to ensure a tall, fluffy, and light-as-air texture.” Cassidy is the author of Keto Breads: Making Keto Delicious, which I reviewed and shared a recipe from here.
~ Strawberry Angel Food Cake from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ Kim’s pretty pink cake is gluten-free and vegetarian. “Popping with strawberry flavor, this gluten-free strawberry angel food cake is so light and fresh.”
Which gluten-free angel food cake recipes will you choose? Or perhaps I should ask which one you will make first!
Originally published October 10, 2013; updated November 25, 2022.