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Hey there, my fellow foodies! Today I have a special treat for you – an easy-to-follow recipe for a delicious and visually stunning gluten-free red white & blue velvet cake with a homemade twist. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’ve always been passionate about creating healthy and tasty recipes, and this one is no exception.

As many of us are becoming increasingly interested in allergy-friendly, organic, and dairy-free products, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase a cake that ticks all those boxes. Whether you’re throwing a Fourth of July party, celebrating Canada Day or any other festive occasion that calls for some patriotic flair, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and family.

I’ve curated this recipe to be straightforward, with easy-to-find ingredients so that even if you’re not the most confident baker out there, you can still make something beautiful and yummy. So without further ado, let’s dive into the ingredient list and get started on making this red white & blue velvet cake recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake With Homemade
Easy Gluten Free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake With Homemade

Are you craving for something sweet and fulfilling? Look no further than this easy gluten-free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake recipe. This cake is the perfect combination of a classic velvet cake with irresistible flavors of red and blue that will mesmerize your taste buds. Here are some reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

Firstly, the ingredients in this recipe are simple and easy to find. From the gluten-free baking flour to the cream cheese frosting, everything can be found at your local grocery store.

Secondly, this recipe is versatile enough to cater to everyone’s needs as it is dairy-free too. You can still enjoy this delicious cake even if you’re lactose intolerant.

Thirdly, this Red White & Blue Velvet Cake is perfect for any occasion – from Fourth of July parties to birthday celebrations. The cake’s vibrant colors make it stand out from typical boring cakes, indulging both your taste buds and eyes.

Finally, it’s a foolproof recipe that delivers the best ever homemade velvety cake that is moist, dense, and not overly sweet. The cream cheese frosting adds a perfect balance to the flavor profile, making every bite impossible to resist.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easy gluten-free dessert recipe that will wow your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, then this Red White & Blue Velvet Cake made from scratch is the way to go!

Ingredient List

 Patriotic perfection! Our gluten-free cake is dressed in red, white, and blue for an all-American look.
Patriotic perfection! Our gluten-free cake is dressed in red, white, and blue for an all-American look.

We’ll need these items to whip up a delicious gluten-free Red, White, and Blue Velvet Cake!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. weight (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Red and Blue Food Coloring:

To create the patriotic colored layers of the cake, we’ll need food coloring:

  • Red Food Coloring
  • Blue Food Coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting:

The cream cheese frosting is really what brings this Red, White & Blue Velvet Cake together! You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 8 oz. weight (1 block) of cream cheese
  • 4 oz. weight (1 stick) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The Recipe How-To

 No artificial food dyes here - our colorful cake is made with natural ingredients like beetroot and blueberries.
No artificial food dyes here – our colorful cake is made with natural ingredients like beetroot and blueberries.

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s dive into how to make this Easy Gluten Free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake.

Step 1: Preparation

First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, grease two 8-inch round cake pans with butter and dust them with gluten-free baking flour. Set these aside for later.

Step 2: Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of gluten-free baking flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder together until well-combined.

Step 3: Wet Ingredients

Next, beat two eggs in another bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually mix in 1 cup of buttermilk, ½ cup of vegetable oil, and one package of vanilla instant pudding mix. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients mixture until combined.

Step 4: Coloring and Filling

Divide the batter evenly into three separate bowls. You can use red food coloring for the first bowl to create the red velvet layer; royal blue food coloring for the second bowl to create the blue velvet layer and leave the third bowl uncolored for the white velvet layer. Mix each bowl well.

Spoon each colored batter in their own cake pan starting with blue at the bottom followed by white on top, then finally red last. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until fully cooked.

Step 5: Cream Cheese Frosting

While waiting for the cake to cool down, start preparing your cream cheese frosting by whipping up 8oz of cream cheese and ½ cup of butter together using an electric mixer until it is well mixed Add two cups of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of vanilla extract into it and keep mixing till smooth.

Step 6: Assemble Your Red, White & Blue Velvet Cake

After the cake has cooled down, remove each layer from their respective pans gently and place the blue layer first on a cake stand or platter followed by the white layer and then lastly the red velvet layer.

Frost the top and sides of your cake with the cream cheese frosting. Remember to chill your cake in a refrigerator for an hour before serving to bring all its flavors together.

Now that you know how simple it is to make this fabulous Red White & Blue Velvet Cake, start preparing it today and enjoy the compliments it brings along!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who knew gluten-free baking could be so easy? Try this recipe for a delicious, fluffy cake that's always a crowd pleaser.
Who knew gluten-free baking could be so easy? Try this recipe for a delicious, fluffy cake that’s always a crowd pleaser.

Now that you have the basic recipe for this scrumptious red, white and blue velvet cake let’s talk about substitutions and variations. One of the great things about this cake is that it can easily be adapted to fit your dietary needs or flavor preferences without losing its deliciousness.

Firstly, for those who are looking for a dairy-free option, you can use vegan cream cheese and heavy cream substitutes made from plant-based ingredients like coconut or almond milk. Also, instead of butter, you can use vegan butter substitutes like Earth Balance or coconut oil.

If you’re not a fan of red velvet cake, you could try using just blue velvet cake mix or make a white velvet cake instead. Another idea would be to change up the food coloring and make it pink velvet cake for Valentine’s Day or green velvet cake for Christmas. The possibilities are endless!

For those who are looking to switch things up a bit, you could add some fresh berries like strawberries or raspberries to the batter for a fruity twist on this classic dessert. Or sprinkle some chopped nuts like pecans or almonds on top of the icing for an extra crunch.

Finally, you could make individual portions by baking the batter in cupcake molds rather than traditional cake pans. Top each cupcake with a dollop of cream cheese frosting and some patriotic sprinkles for an added festive touch.

Whatever variation or substitution you choose, just remember to stick to the dry and wet ingredient ratios in the original recipe for best results. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Gluten-free doesn't mean flavor-free! Our red velvet cake mix gets its signature hue from beets, which add a subtly sweet flavor, too.
Gluten-free doesn’t mean flavor-free! Our red velvet cake mix gets its signature hue from beets, which add a subtly sweet flavor, too.

Now that your gorgeous red, white, and blue velvet cake is ready to be served, let’s talk about how to do it perfectly. This cake can be the star of any Independence Day celebration or can be a sweet addition to any summer cookout or party. It’s perfect for those who crave a vibrant and gluten-free dessert that’s easy to make.

Serve the cake slices at room temperature and top them with a dollop of whipped cream or frosting made with heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese. The delicate tang of cream cheese enhances the sweetness of the cake and creates an indulgent and velvety texture. Plus, frosting makes the cake all the more delicious!

The rich and creamy taste of this cake pairs perfectly with some freshly brewed coffee or a cup of iced tea. You can also serve it with a glass of cold milk or almond milk for a dairy-free version. For a fun twist, consider topping off each slice with fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries that will not only make it look pretty but also give it more nutrition!

This double-layered red-white-and-blue velvet cake can be the centerpiece of your holiday dessert table. Dazzle your guests by adding some colorful sprinkles and top it off with American flags or other patriotic decorations to complement your 4th of July theme.

Overall, the possibilities are endless when it comes to serving this easy gluten-free red-white-and-blue velvet cake!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 We've stacked our cake layers with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream - the perfect summertime treat.
We’ve stacked our cake layers with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream – the perfect summertime treat.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always encourage my readers to plan ahead when it comes to meal preparation. This holds true for desserts as well! Luckily, this easy gluten-free red white and blue velvet cake could not be more accommodating when it comes to making it ahead of time and storing leftovers.

To make ahead, simply prepare the cake as directed and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days in advance. You can also store the cake layers individually wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil in the fridge for up to 2 days before assembling.

When you’re ready to serve, I recommend taking the cake out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come back to room temperature. This ensures that the cake is moist and fluffy.

If you have leftover cake, it’s easy to store for later consumption. Simply wrap individual slices of cake tightly in plastic wrap, then place them into a resealable bag or airtight container. Stored this way, the cake will last for up to 3 days in the fridge.

To reheat a slice of cake, remove it from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, you can heat it gently in the microwave on low power for about 5-10 seconds until just warm.

I hope you’ll give this amazing red white and blue velvet cake recipe a try! It’s perfect for your next special occasion or get-together with family and friends. And with these helpful tips for making ahead, storing, and reheating, you can enjoy every bite at its best.

Tips for Perfect Results

Sometimes, gluten-free cakes can be dry, and there’s no worse dessert than one that is hard to swallow. Luckily, with some helpful tips and tricks, you can create a beautiful, moist cake that will be the highlight of any occasion. Here are some tips for perfect results when making this easy gluten-free red, white & blue velvet cake:

Firstly, it’s essential to measure your ingredients accurately. Unlike traditional baking recipes where approximate measurements work just fine, gluten-free recipes require precision in the measurement of ingredients. You can use a kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons to ensure you get the correct amount of flour or sugar.

Secondly, in making the cake batter, use buttermilk. Buttermilk gives it a fantastic tangy taste that complements the sweetness of the other ingredients perfectly. You can also substitute regular milk by adding one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar per cup of milk if you don’t have buttermilk.

Thirdly, when creaming your butter, stick to room temperature or softened butter. Cold butter takes longer to incorporate into the batter and results in uneven mixing that produces an inferior texture.

Fourthly, After combining all your cake ingredients and before pouring them into the pans, beat them for two minutes using an electric mixer. This step helps achieve a light and fluffy texture.

Fifthly – this is important – never open the oven door anytime within the first 15-20 minutes of having your cake baking in there; doing so will let cool air currents into the oven that will interfere with its rising and lead to a dry cake.

Lastly, let your cake cool completely on a wire rack after removing it from the oven- this could take up to an hour or more—this way; it won’t get soggy or fall apart when frosting it.

Remember these tips when making any gluten-free cake recipe so that you’ll get delicious results every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this easy gluten-free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake is the ultimate dessert recipe for patriotic occasions. It is a healthy and delicious option that everyone will enjoy, even those who have dietary restrictions. With its stunning colors and rich flavor, this cake will surely be a crowd favorite at any gathering.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this recipe by using different food coloring or toppings. Moreover, you can also turn this cake recipe into lovely blue and red velvet cupcakes with just a few minor adjustments.

With the tips and recommendations I have provided for this recipe, you can make sure your gluten-free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake turns out perfectly every time. So why wait to celebrate patriotism while indulging your sweet tooth?

Head to your kitchen and make this beautiful and delicious dessert recipe with confidence! Your friends and family will be impressed and delighted with the flavors – trust me, it’s that good!

Easy Gluten Free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake With Homemade

Easy Gluten Free Red White & Blue Velvet Cake With Homemade Recipe

This is a great holiday cake that no one will know is gluten free. You can customize it to your holiday by changing the colors of the food coloring.... Example... Make it red white and green for christmas by substituting green food coloring for the blue.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cake
Calories 700.2 kcal


  • cake, 00
  • betty crocker gluten free yellow cake mix (1 box)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • jello vanilla instant pudding mix (1 lg box)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (gluten free)
  • food coloring, red (1 bottle)
  • cream cheese frosting, 00
  • 1/2 cup butter (sofened)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (sofened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • food coloring, blue (1 bottle)


  • Cake:
  • - Pre heat oven to 350 deg (lower to 325 for dark/non stick pans).
  • - Spray two 8 inch round pans with baking spray or grease with butter.
  • - Combine dry ingredients (cake mix, cocoa powder and pudding mix) in a medium bowl until well blended.
  • - In a seperate bowl combine wet ingredients (butter, buttermilk, beaten eggs, vanilla, food coloring) and mix unitl well blended.
  • - Now slowly add your wet ingredients to you dry ingredients, mixing and scraping the side of the bowl as you go. Continue until all are well blended and beat for additional 2 minutes.
  • Note: Batter will be thick, if you think it is too thick for your mixer to handle you can add more buttermilk to thin it down, but don't add too much.
  • - Pour batter evenly split between the two baking pans.
  • - Bake according to package directions or until toothpick comes out center clean. Approx 30 minute.
  • - Cool.
  • Optional Homemade Frosting - Make while the cake is cooking:
  • - Cream butter and cream cheese together until they are light and fluffy.
  • - Gradually add the powdered sugar and continue beating until well blended.
  • - Add vanilla and heavy cream and beat until fluffy and spreadable.
  • Optional: For a thicker frosting you can add more powdered sugar until you get the consistency you are looking for.
  • - Split the frosting 2/3 into one bowl and 1/3 into another.
  • - Add blue food coloring into the 1/3 mixture until you get the color you like.
  • - Place both bowls of frosting into the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
  • Assembly:
  • - Make sure cakes have cooled.
  • - Stir the frosting until it is spreadable again.
  • - Place first layer of cake on plate.
  • - Spread all of the blue frosting over this layer.
  • - Place the second layer (upside down) on top.
  • - Spread all of the white frosting over the entire cake.
  • - Decorate with with a toothpick flag.
  • - Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 204gCalories: 700.2kcalCarbohydrates: 65.4gProtein: 7.5gFat: 46.9gSaturated Fat: 27.8gCholesterol: 202.2mgSodium: 447.7mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 62.4g
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