Banana Cake: A Gluten-Free Recipe

If you or someone in your family suffers from celiac disease, it may be difficult to find dessert recipes that are not just gluten-free, but also delicious.

banana bread

Here is a wonderful gluten-free dessert that your whole family will love.

Gluten-free Banana Cake


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • Three mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or almonds, ground
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat whites until stiff and set aside.
  3. Beat yolks, melted butter and sugar together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add flour, beating to a smooth consistency.
  5. Mix in mashed bananas, soy milk, vanilla and nuts.
  6. Fold mixture into whites.
  7. Grease bottom of a tube pan or square baking pan.
  8. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Turn pan upside down and allow to cool.
  10. Garnish with strawberries, if desired.

You can also substitute almond flour, potato flour, gluten-free all purpose flour or other flours without gluten.

More gluten-free dessert recipes

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Gluten-free hazelnut cake
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Comments on "Gluten-free banana cake - Gluten-free desserts"

Leslie March 16, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Made this and I gave it an A. It's good, but not quite as moist as regular banana bread.

Jill February 21, 2013 | 3:23 PM

This looks better than banana bread, it definitely looks more cake-like. Thanks for sharing.

Julie February 02, 2013 | 11:27 AM

My mouth is watering. I'm making this this afternoon. Thank you!

megan January 30, 2012 | 3:54 PM

looks good!! but doesn't it need baking soda or powder to make it rise?

gail beausoleil September 22, 2009 | 7:51 PM

most celiac people have more than gluten allergy!egg white ,soy,beans,corn,am I stuck for making a cake? also dairy allergy! any pies or desserts

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