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Gender reveal cake, gluten-free and vegan

Gluten-free dairy-free gender reveal cake filled with fruits and veggies. Hope your friends and family will enjoy the cake and the surprise!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cake decoration1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot cake, dairy free, gluten free, oat flour, special occasion
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 526kcal
Author: Brenda


Cake base

  • 2 cups Gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Fine Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/3 cup Melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Flax eggs (1 1/2 tbsp Ground flaxseed mixed with 4 1/2 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Grated carrot

Icing and decoration

  • 1/2 cup Vegan butter (1 butter stick, placed in room temperature for 15mins to soften)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut milk
  • 1/2 pint Berries Blueberries for boy and raspberries for girl, plus a bit of the other kind for decoration on top
  • 1-2 tbsp Walnut pieces


Cake base

  • The night before or at least 4 hours before cake decorating time, start preparing the cake base according to instructions on https://beamingbaker.com/moist-vegan-gluten-free-zucchini-bread-recipe-gf-easy-healthy/
  • Line or grease a 6-inch round cake pan. Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 70 mins. Insert a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean
  • Let cake cool in pan for 25 mins, then flip cake out of pan and continue to let cool on the cooling rack until decorating time


  • Prepare the icing by creaming the softened vegan butter with hand mixer in a large mixing bowl. The butter should look lighter in color and fluffy
  • Add vanilla, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg, use the hand mixer to mix until combined
  • Roughly fold in with a spatula, then use the hand mixer to mix in icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached. If the icing gets too stiff, add coconut milk 1 tbsp at a time to thin

Cake decorating

  • Place cooled cake on a cake turntable. Gently score around a line at half the height of the cake with a bread knife
  • Keep turning the cake and gradually cut into the cake along the scored line. This should yield a bottom cake layer and a top cake layer
  • Carefully lift the top layer using the bread knife and aside on a separate plate
  • Using a spatula, spread a 1/4 inch payer of icing over the bottom cake layer
  • Place berries (blueberries in my case) as tightly packed and as evenly distributed over the icing as you can. Gently press the berries into the icing to secure position
  • Spread a thin layer of icing over just enough to cover the berries, then place the top cake layer on top
  • With a spatula, take about 2 tbsp of icing at a time to put on the side of the cake and even it out by scraping the icing at an angle.
  • Continue to turn the cake and spread icing on the side until all the cake and fillings are concealed evenly
  • Spread icing on top of the cake and even it out with a spatula
  • Add berries and walnut pieces to decorate as desired
  • Bring the cake to the party and let your loved ones enjoy the surprise!