GLUTEN FREE VEGAN VANILLA CAKE WITH SUMMER BERRIES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

This gluten free vegan vanilla cake recipe is THE recipe to have on hand if you have any kind of food allergy or intolerance, or if you follow a vegan lifestyle. With a fluffy, moist sponge cake (no egg substitutes!) and a delicious coconut cream frosting, this basic recipe can be modified to make other types of cake, as well (think coffee, or red velvet)… but this simple vegan vanilla cake version with summer berries is pretty spectacular on its own. 

A close-up of the gluten free vegan vanilla cake with a small heap of summer berries on top of it – raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

A cake with no eggs, no butter, and no wheat flour. Huh? Yes, we’re kinda removing the crucial bits that make a cake… a cake. And listen – I get your scepticism and your doubts. And if you’ve had a gluten free+vegan cake fail before, I feel your frustration too. But here’s the thing: even if you can’t eat gluten, eggs and/or dairy, you still deserve an epic kickass cake.

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GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES {gluten, nut & soy free}

You’ll love these gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies, with their decadent, rich dark chocolate ganache filling and the crumbly, buttery gluten free cookies. They’re super simple to make and look absolutely amazing – like something straight out of a food magazine!

A stack of four gluten free sandwich cookies with dark chocolate ganache filling and a chocolate drizzle on top of each one. Two cookies are next to the stack, and more cookies are in the background.

You know how I made that ultra-decadent gluten free chocolate tart? This is it – in cookie form. Sandwich cookie, obviously, because two cookies are always better than one, and the chocolate ganache filling is delicious and we’ll stuff a whole lot of it into each cookie.

There’s no such thing as too much chocolate, right? Right. In that spirit, there’s also a generous chocolate drizzle on top of the sandwich cookies. No point doing this halfway.

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ARE EGGS DAIRY?

Apparently, this is something we need to talk about.

Also, spoiler alert:

EGGS ARE NOT DAIRY.

An overhead shot of six brownish orange eggs in a row, on a grey background.

Over the last few months, I’ve received a fair number of outraged messages that basically boiled down to a few main points: I am misleading people (and am therefore a truly horrible person), eggs are dairy, and most of my dairy free recipes are not actually dairy free. Because eggs. Obviously.

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GLUTEN FREE BERRY TARTLES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These gluten free berry tartlets are everything bright and happy and summery. With a buttery gluten free sweet shortcrust pastry and a decadent lemon-flavoured cream filling, they are the perfect treat for any occasion. Super easy to make, these mini tarts are the perfect gluten free dessert!

Overhead shot of three gluten free berry tartlets. All three tarlets are filled with a golden yellow lemon cream and topped with raspberries and blueberries. A few antique dessert spoons are arranged around the tartlets.

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It finally feels like spring – yes, even in the UK. For the last few days, the skies have been blue, the sunshine bright and cheerful, and the temperatures almost summery. The kind of days that make you happy, and make getting up in the morning so much easier.

It’s only right, then, that we celebrate such unexpectedly lovely weather with some summery desserts. I know that tarts and tartlets are actually an all-year-round kind of dessert… but in my mind, I always associate them with summer picnics, lemonade and a gentle breeze that makes the heat pleasant rather than overwhelming.

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