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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Paleo 4th of July Cake

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Dash fine pink sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 5 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Easy Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups organic powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


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


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease 8 inch round pan
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (sift if flour has clumps)
  • Add in wet ingredients and whisk together
  • Pour cake batter into cake pan
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Using a hand mixer, cream butter then slowly add powdered sugar and whisk to combine for 8-10 minutes
  • Let cake fully cool before frosting
  • Garnish with raspberries and serve
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    June 25, 2018

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    26 Responses

    1. This looks amazing, Lexi! You are so creative and it shows, in your recipes! (Maybe it comes from your art teaching? 😉

    2. 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!!

    3. 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!!

    4. 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.

    5. 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!!

    6. 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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