Gluten-Free 4th of July Cake (Nut-Free)

Fourth of July weekend is coming!  Whether you are headed to a BBQ with family or friends or hosting a get together of your own, you’ll need a classic festive cake for the all the parties! Let’s make the most perfect (AND nut-free) vanilla cake topped with an easy buttercream and garnished off with tons of fresh fruit (red and blue for good measure)!

gluten-free cake for 4th of July

Gluten-Free 4th of July Cake (Nut-Free)

This super easy cake is a great gluten-free and nut-free cake recipe for any occasion! Top it with your favorite fruit, clean sprinkles, and other naturally colored frosting flavors for a perfect grain-free cake recipe!

If you’ve seen my new gluten-free cake recipe, you know it’s pretty epic! BUT I get a lot of requests for a gluten-free cake that is nut-free and made with no almond flour! This cake is for you.

nut free cake recipe

This cake is…

  • Fluffy and moist
  • Gluten, grain, dairy, and nut-free!
  • Flavorful
  • Topped with a perfectly sweet and fluffy buttercream
  • July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day festive!
  • And loaded with fresh local, in-season berries!

paleo cake recipe with coconut flour

Want other festive paleo desserts? Try these favorites:

Nut-free 4th of July Cake

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Gluten-Free 4th of July Cake (Nut-Free)

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:30 Serves 8


Easy Butter Cream Frosting


  • 1/3 cup organic raspberries
  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries
  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease an 8 inch round pan.
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (sift if flour has clumps).
  • Add in wet ingredients and whisk together until fully combined.
  • Pour cake batter into cake pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool completely before frosting.
  • For buttercream: using a hand mixer, cream butter then slowly add powdered sugar and beat to combine for 8-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with berries and serve within 1 day.
  • Recipe Notes

    1. Alternatively, if you want to make a dairy-free frosting, use coconut whipped cream!
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    22 comments on “Gluten-Free 4th of July Cake (Nut-Free)

    • EASY. FAST. DELICIOUS!! First of all let me say I NEVER bake. Never ever! But when I saw the pictures & recipe for the Classic Fourth of July Cake I decided to take a step into the baking world. My non-clean eating hubby laughed when I told him I was baking a “clean” cake for the party but I didn’t let that discourage me! The ingredient, aside from the organic powdered sugar, were things I always have on hand in my kitchen so that was a big plus as far as I’m concerned. The cake batter was a breeze to make and toss into the oven. I used a square pan so the finished product would be more of a flag shape for the Holiday. While the cake was baking I made the frosting. It took about 15 minutes mixing with a mixer to get a good white color. Don’t be afraid of beating it too long. I topped the cake with blueberries and strawberries laid out like the stars & stripes of our flag. Much to my non-clean eating hubby’s surprise MY cake was the first dessert to be devoured by all of the non-clean eating family & friends at our party!!! Hubby LOVED it!! He was so impressed! I’ll be making this cake again next week for a friend’s birthday and also plan to make it, minus the frosting, for a breakfast on the go type snack. The cake alone is that yummy! Thanks Lexi for providing this great recipe that proved I could actually bake something delicious!!

    • Another great recipe!!! I have made this several times and received rave reviews! I bake at 350F in my convection oven for 25 minutes and it comes out perfect!!

    • This recipe looks wonderful. I have been looking for a less processed cake to make for my baby’s first birthday and was wondering if there is a good substitute for the honey since he hasn’t had that yet and we want to wait to add it to his diet.

    • Can’t wait to make this for the 4th of July!! If I wanted to make it a chocolate cake rather than vanilla, do you know the measurements of cocoa powder I would need to add, plus any additional liquid? Not sure if you’ve played around with chocolate cake, but I was thinking of changing it up!!

    • The frosting says 1/2 cup butter (2 sticks), however those are not equal. One stick of butter is 1/2 cup. Which measurement is correct?


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