Has a new celiac disease diagnosis got you concerned about having to say goodbye to delicious cakes? Fear not! Toronto has many gluten-free bakeries offering celiac-safe, gluten-free cakes of all flavours and sizes.
Disclaimer: we cannot guarantee all restaurants featured on our blog are 100% safe for those with celiac disease or severe gluten intolerances. Always inform your server of any dietary restrictions you may have.
Bunners Bakeshop opened their doors in Kensington Market over 10 years ago (did you know 2010 was over a decade ago??) and added a second location in the Junction not long after.
If you’ve been on the gluten-free scene in Toronto for awhile, it’d be hard for you not to know about this 100% gluten-free and vegan gem!
Bunners Bakeshop has one of the most impressive gluten-free bakery menus we’ve ever seen (and tasted), and they most definitely have you covered for birthday cakes as well!
In addition to having classic flavours like chocolate and vanilla, Bunners also gets huge points for their selection of unique flavours as well.
Love the classic taste of Nanaimo squares? How about a whole Nanaimo-flavoured gluten-free cake!?
If you’re feeling a little classy, try their Instagram-worthy Bourbon Pear and Vanilla Bean cake to really impress your birthday guests.
Got a little one you’d like to see destroy a cake for their first birthday? Well, you’re in luck! Bunners offers “Smash” cakes exactly for this purpose. They even come with a little “one” topper!
If Bunners’ selection of pre-made, gluten-free cake options wasn’t impressive enough, they also offer the option to design your very own cake! You literally get to choose every single aspect for your cake, from the individual layers and frosting, to toppings and bottom borders, you can truly create your dream gluten-free cake at Bunners.
Bunners Bakeshop’s massive selection of gluten-free cake options will have you questioning just how many birthday cakes it’s appropriate to eat in one year. We’re thinking at least 1X per month!
Kensington Natural Bakery
Kensington Natural Bakery is another incredible option for gluten-free cakes, and they tailor to a wide range of food allergies beyond just gluten-free. The owner and operator, Quang, takes special interest in meeting the dietary needs of his customers and has over 24 years of baking experience.
The cakes are made with vegan ingredients, and can even be made sugar-free if you desire a healthier option!
Kensington Natural Bakery even offers two gluten-free cakes that are suitable for those on a keto diet in the classic flavours of vanilla or chocolate.
In addition to a nice selection of gluten-free cake flavours (including Matcha, blueberry, and pumpkin options), they also offer a gluten-free cheesecake too!
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Gluten Free Bakeshop
As the name suggests, Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Gluten Free Bakeshop is another 100% gluten-free bakery in Toronto. Located on Bloor West just a short walk from Ossington Subway Station, Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Gluten Free Bakeshop offers many delicious bakery staples, including gluten-free cakes!
If you’re a chocolate lover, they offer 8″ and 10″ gluten-free chocolate cakes, which also happen to be vegan!
They also have a nice selection of gluten-free pies if that’s more your style, including pumpkin, apple, and apple-cranberry options.
Hype Food Co.
Hype Food Co. is a 100% gluten-free bakery in Toronto’s east-end offering a great selection of gluten-free cakes with some really fun customization options.
They also offer a really fantastic gluten-free cake customization service where you can even make a “photo” cake that includes a photograph of your choice in delicious, edible frosting.
Do you find yourself missing chocolate chip cookies? Well, Hype Food Co. has you covered with their Cookie Cakes, which are basically giant chocolate chip cookies with icing – what’s not to love?
Hype Food Co. can cater to a very wide range of allergies so it’s safe to say they’ve really got something for everyone!
Tori’s Bakeshop has some seriously beautiful gluten-free cake options for all occasions, from birthdays to weddings you are sure to find your dream gluten-free cake here!
When placing an online order, you’ll have the option to select a “style”, and you’ll want to make sure you indicate you want the gluten-free option here.
So, what to try first?
For a tropical vibe, try the gluten-free version of their Coconut Pineapple Cake.
Feeling classic? Give the gluten-free version of their Carrot Cake a try. It even comes decorated with little icing carrots on the size, how cute!
And, if you want to totally impress your friends, go for the gluten-free version of their Donut Cake, which is a two-layer cake designed to look like a giant sprinkled donut. It’s super fun and will feed up to 16 guests!
The Butternut Baking Co.
The Butternut Baking Co. is not only 100% gluten-free, but they also specialize in paleo and naturally low-carb (Keto options!) baked goods.
Located in Dundas West, The Butternut Baking Co. is one of those bakeries you can really indulge in, guilt-free!
So, what’s the cake scene like at Butternut?
We have to say, Butternut’s gluten-free cakes fall into the category of “almost-too-pretty-to-eat”! Truly, you can tell they really work hard to ensure their gluten-free cakes look just as good as they taste.
Butternut has the classic flavours, chocolate and vanilla, available in several sizes.
If you want the most aesthetically-pleasing options, consider their Ombre or Cherry Blossom cakes; especially perfect if your favourite colour happens to be pink!
Sweet Hart Kitchen
Sweet Hart Kitchen is another 100% gluten-free operation in Kensington Market, seriously, is Kensington a gluten-free paradise or what? Not only is everything at Sweet Hart Kitchen gluten-free, but everything is also vegan and naturally sweetened as well!
The cakes at Sweet Hart Kitchen would be well-suited for a farmhouse aesthetic Pinterest board; seriously, these are some really gorgeous gluten-free cakes!
The best part about Sweet Hart Kitchen is that they offer a huge variety of flavours, including cookies & cream, raspberry vanilla, cookie dough, pumpkin spice, caramel vanilla, and Matcha – just to name a few! They also encourage customers to get in touch if you don’t see the flavour you’re after – talk about really going the extra mile!
Unique to Sweet Hart Kitchen are their raw, no-bake, “Cheeze” cakes. These gluten-free cakes are a vegan version of the beloved cheesecake, except they’re coconut and cashew based – no dairy allowed! Plus, they’re totally raw, nothing has been baked, which is obviously safe in this situation considering they are vegan!
The “Cheeze” cakes come in 9 different flavours, including coffee toffee, chocolate peanut butter, and blueberry lemon lavender – yum!
The Paleo Palate Café
The Paleo Palate Café is a 100% gluten-free spot focused on creating healthier versions of baked goods. Whether you’re gluten-free, paleo, keto, or vegan you’ll definitely find a cake option here that will adhere to your dietary needs.
What’s great about these guys is that they list all of the ingredients and allergy information online, so you can be sure it meets your requirements!
If you’re in more of a taste-testing mood, you can try the Carrot, Chocolate Truffle, and Vanilla Strawberry cakes by the slice!
Cupcake Paradise, located on Dufferin and Castlefield, proves you don’t have to live in downtown Toronto to have access to amazing, gluten-free cakes!
Cupcake Paradise has a large selection of cakes, and most of them can be made gluten free, vegan, or both!
Seriously, they’ve got so many options it’d be tough to list them all here!
Ever heard of a cake jar? Well, now you have! Cupcake Paradise offers cake jars, which, are pretty much exactly what they sound like – cake in a jar! They offer lots of gluten-free cake jar options and what’s even cooler is that the cake jars can be shipped across Canada!
When it comes to finding gluten-free cakes in Toronto, it really isn’t very difficult. In fact, you could say it’s a…
piece of cake.
OK. We apologize. We’ll see ourselves out…