“Gluten-free” stole the limelight for its promised benefits of weight loss, improved overall health, increased energy, and accommodation for people with gluten intolerance, sensitivities, or even diseases that prohibited them from consuming gluten.

Over the years, bakers and shops that offer gluten-free goods have grown in number in Toronto. The list of Toronto’s best gluten-free cake shops and bakeries gets longer each year.

ActivEats complements this move away from gluten (and dairy) by offering a menu that’s free of gluten and dairy. ActivEats is a healthy food delivery service that serves two weekly alternating menus made without gluten or dairy, to guarantee that every mealtime offers a nutritionally balanced meal.

As the interest and market for gluten-free goods expands, restaurants and shops dedicated to serving gluten-free products are becoming easier to find. For those who want to enjoy a gluten-free diet without having to do restaurant take-out can benefit from ActivEats’ daily gluten-free meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner made without gluten or dairy can be cooked and delivered to each person’s door.

For gluten-free cakes, ActivEats has put together a list of the best gluten-free cakes in Toronto.

Some of the Best Gluten-Free Cakes in Toronto

  1. Whisked Gluten-Free Bakery: Gluten-free cakes abound at Whisked Gluten-Free Bakery! Choose between 7”, 8”, 10” and half slab gluten-free cakes with space for a small writing. Want a custom gluten-free cake for your Toronto event? All customizations, including different colour borders, flowers, any special requests, and even wedding cakes are subject to additional charge but are all possible at this Toronto gluten-free cake shop. Maybe you’re a vanilla fan. Whisked offers a tree layer vanilla cake masked and bordered with classic Italian buttercream – can you say yummy? This gluten-free bakery offers these cakes (and more) gluten-free. Other popular gluten-free cakes at this dedicated Toronto gluten-free bakery are gluten-free Lemon Curd, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Shortcake, Tiramisu, Naked Red Velvet, Death by Chocolate cakes, Banana Chocolate, Apple Pie Cake, Raspberry Chocolate, and Cheesecake cakes. These Toronto gluten-free cakes are gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free, and many can even be made dairy-free, egg-free, and/or completely Vegan. Whisked uses tree nuts on the premises so they don’t guarantee a nut-free environment, but they are definitely deliciously gluten-free!


  1. Bunners Bakery: Place your order for a gluten-free cake in Toronto 48 hours in advance to get one of Toronto’s best gluten-free cakes from Bunners Bakery! Their cakes come in chocolate, vanilla, marbled cake with chocolate or vanilla frosting. This Toronto’s gluten-free cake joint decorates their gluten-free cakes with top and bottom border and sprinkles. Premium gluten-free cakes are also available. Cakes are available in one, two or three layers. Their cakes are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and soy free. Whether you crave Strawberries and Cream; Red Velvet; Mint Chocolate Chip; Funfetti; Chocolate Raspberry; Lemon Blueberry; Best Chocolate Cake Ever; and the Maple Carrot Coconut – Bunners gluten-free bakery in Toronto can offer you the any and all of these flavours. Find Bunners Bakery in Kensington Market or in the Junction for some of Toronto’s best gluten-free cakes and other goodies.


  1. Dessert Lady Gluten-Free Cakes: Made with rice flour, gluten-free flour and/or almond flour, the Dessert Lady’s gluten-free cakes are some of the best in Toronto. The Dessert Lady offers a Gluten-free Vanilla Cake with vanilla custard filling and vanilla buttercream icing; gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese icing; gluten-free Belgian chocolate mousse cake. Delicious and gluten-free, these cakes are sure to hit the sweet spot. Because their facility is not a dedicated gluten-free facility, Dessert Lady does not guarantee products are 100% gluten-free. They’re also not a dedicated nut-free facility, so traces of nuts or cross-contamination are possible. Find Dessert Lady at the Bloor and Yonge for one of the best gluten-free cakes in Toronto.


  1. De Floured Bakery: Layers and sheet cakes are available in traditional combinations at one of Toronto’s best gluten-free cake shops, along with more categories of gluten-free cakes. Round double layer to double layer half-sheet gluten-free cakes com in these forms: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and filling; red velvet with cream cheese frosting and filling; Sprinkle Me Delicious cake with vanilla frosting and filling. Other gluten-free cake flavours at this Toronto spot are carrot (dairy-free); carrot (vegan); chocolate; vegan chocolate; lemon; dairy-free lemon, Sprinkle Me Delicious; dairy-free Sprinkle Me Delicious; vanilla, vanilla (dairy-free); pumpkin (seasonal); and red velvet. Frostings include chocolate; cream cheese; lemon; vanilla; vegan vanilla; vegan chocolate; mocha; salted caramel. Meanwhile, fillings include: chocolate, vegan chocolate, chocolate cream cheese; cream cheese; cookies and cream; espresso; lemon; mocha; peanut butter; raspberry buttercream; salted caramel; strawberry buttercream; vanilla; and vegan vanilla. What other frills can you add to this Toronto best gluten-free cake? You can ask to add sprinkles at no cost, or (for additional costs) a single printed photo, fondant, corn-free, or an intricate design. Want more selection of gluten-free cakes? Try their Angel Food Cake; Crumb Cake – apple or plain; chocolate Chip Cookie cake – vegan or dairy-free; Honey Cake Bundt Kissed with Bourbon; Carrot Bundt with Cream Cheese Glaze; Lemon Blueberry Bundt with Lemon Glaze; Lemon Poppyseed Bundt with Lemon Glaze. Toronto’s best gluten-free cake maker also makes specialty cakes! German Chocolate Cake, Hummingbird, Lemon Blueberry Lavender, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake, Earl Grey Cake, Rainbow Layer Cake – all available gluten-free, and even soy free, peanut free, tree nut free and/or vegan.

Gluten-Free Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners by ActivEats

For breakfast, lunch and dinners delivered already pre-cooked to each customer, ActivEats offers meal sets that are made without gluten or dairy ingredients. Although the kitchen is not a dedicated gluten-free facility, there are no gluten or dairy ingredients used in the menus for fourteen days of meals. There is also an entire line of meals in vegan. There is a callout for all items made free of gluten (and dairy)!


ActivEats creates each meal from scratch to offer Toronto delicious, nutritious gluten-free meals every day. We might not be able to deliver cakes, but ActivEats will deliver you gluten-free breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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