A tender, sweet and spicy Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. This gluten free gingerbread cake recipe is easy to whip up and is perfect with a dusting of powdered sugar, cream cheese frosting, or vanilla buttercream frosting.
For more recipe ideas check out my Gluten Free Desserts.
Gluten Free Gingerbread
I’m super excited to share my newest cake recipe with you! This gluten free gingerbread cake is incredibly tender and has the perfect balance of spices and molasses.
This gluten-free gingerbread cake recipe only uses one bowl, a few measuring cups and spoons, a whisk, and a 9×13 baking pan. It takes less than 15 minutes to whip up and it bakes in about 30 minutes, making it simple with minimal cleanup.
As mentioned, you can dust this gluten free gingerbread cake with powdered sugar, frost it with a smooth cream cheese frosting (recipe below) or frost it with a rich buttercream frosting. All three work really well with the flavors.
Is Molasses Gluten Free?
Yes, molasses is gluten free. Always double check ingredients. Some brands of molasses may add extra ingredients and formulas may change.
Working with Gluten-Free Flours
When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour. The best method really is to weigh the gluten-free flour but I don’t have the ingredient weights for all my recipes yet.
How to make gluten free gingerbread cake
- Measure out dry ingredients and add them to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Whisk until combined and all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
- Pour your gluten free gingerbread cake batter into a 9×13 pan and level with the back of a rubber spatula.
- Bake as directed, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Don’t over-bake.
- Frost and serve.
For the full list of ingredients in this gluten free gingerbread cake, please see the recipe below.
Cream Cheese Frosting
For this easy gluten free gingerbread cake recipe, I’ve included the recipe for my cream cheese frosting. Most cream cheese frosting recipes are similar, but I tend to use less cream cheese and more butter in mine, giving the frosting a lighter texture. You can use my cream cheese frosting recipe, or your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe.
I’ve testing this gluten free molasses cake with my Gluten Free Flour Blend and Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten Free Flour Blend (not the all purpose gluten free flour blend, it doesn’t work in my recipes).
Can I make this gingerbread cake dairy-free?
Yes, you can make this gluten free gingerbread cake dairy-free. Use a dairy-free milk in the cake batter and top it with a dairy-free frosting. If you want to make a dairy-free cream cheese frosting try this Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting.
Can I substitute the eggs?
I haven’t tried substituting the eggs in this gluten free gingerbread cake recipe. If you do, please come back and let me know how it turned out.
If you love gingerbread you’ll want to also try my Gluten Free Gingerbread Coffee Cake. My Gluten Free Gingerbread Donuts are also super simple to make and are scrumptious. If you’re more of a cookie person you’ll want to make these Gluten Free Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Did you make this gluten free gingerbread cake? Please stop back by and let me know what you thought. Leave a comment below and a starred rating.
Happy Baking and Cooking,
For the Gingerbread Cake:
For the Cream Cheese Frosting: