Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake

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If you’re looking for some baking inspiration, this Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake may just fit the bill.

This truly is an easily made cake and it’s so quick to whip up. There’s no traditional method of creaming butter and sugar together in this recipe. You just put all the cake ingredients into a food processor, whiz to blend, pour into a prepared cake tin, top with blueberries and bake.

The cake is moist and delicious, with a bright, lemon flavour, heightened by the tang of Greek yoghurt. The yoghurt also adds a wonderful richness to the batter and makes the cake moist. Fresh, plump, juicy blueberries stud the rich cake batter and the addition of a small amount of polenta adds a welcome textural contrast.

I definitely recommend using fresh blueberries when they’re abundant and reasonably priced at the height of their season, but you can absolutely use frozen berries as well.

You do need to be gentle when incorporating frozen berries; if they’re handled too much they will “bleed” into the batter. Another lovely alternative would be to substitute raspberries for the blueberries. They also work very well with lemon and yoghurt.

This cake is special enough to serve to guests as a dessert, with a dollop of thick, rich Greek yoghurt as the perfect accompaniment. It’s also sufficiently homely to not need a special occasion at all. Like most cakes, this cake is at its best on the day that it’s made as the edges are then slightly crispy. However, it is still lovely even on the third day – if it lasts that long.

I am sure you will find this an essential addition to your recipe collection. An easily made cake that is extremely moist and moreish, exceptional yet simple, is something we all appreciate.

Please let me know if you try this beautiful cake.

Xx Alex

P.S. Love this cake? I am sure you will love our Easy Almond Cake, Pear and Raspberry Cake or Belgian Lemon Tea Cake too!

5 from 33 votes

Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake

This is a beautifully moist cake, studded with plump, juicy, fresh blueberries which are complemented by the bright tang of lemon and yoghurt. I love the fact that the batter is completely prepared in a food processor. It’s so easy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Keyword blueberry, cake, delicious, easy, gluten free, lemon, simple, yoghurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 430 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 125 g butter softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar superfine sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal *
  • 1/2 cup fine polenta cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup cornflour ensure it’s from corn not wheat
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder gluten free
  • 3/4 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 125 g blueberries * approximately 1 cup
  • icing sugar to dust optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 170 Degrees C (340 F).

  2. Grease a 25.5cm tart pan with a removable base.

  3. Blend until the ingredients are smooth and well combined.

    Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

  4. Add the blueberries to the top of the batter, and, using a skewer or the tip of a small knife, push some of the berries into the batter.

  5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the cake is golden and the centre is cooked.

    Test that the cake is done by inserting a small skewer or toothpick into the centre of the cake. The skewer/toothpick should come out clean.

  6. Stand the pan on a metal cooling rack for about 20 minutes or until the cake is cool enough to gently remove the cake from the pan to a platter.

    I use an offset spatula to gently slide it off.

  7. Dust with icing sugar to serve if desired.

    Serve with Greek yoghurt or cream.

Recipe Notes

*Almond meal is also known as almond flour.

*It’s odd, I know, but it’s common for flour which is labelled “cornflour” to be produced from wheat. If you follow a gluten-free diet it will be essential to ensure that the cornflour is actually produced from corn.

*I like to use fresh blueberries at the height of their season, but it’s also fine to use frozen berries. Use the berries directly from the freezer, do not defrost. Handle them gently to avoid them weeping into the batter. 

*As a precaution I suggest placing a baking tray on a rack underneath the cake in case there are any drips. It is experience which causes me to suggest this. My tart pan, I discovered, is a little “wonky”, a technical term, ha ha. A tablespoon or so of batter leaked out of the tin. Said tin has now been replaced.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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176 Comments on “Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    That sounds so good! You know, I recently tried a gluten-free cake using almond meal as one of the replacements for the flour, and I found that I actually liked the texture better.

  2. We love blueberries- so this would be a really tasty treat for us. And I love how you can pop it all in the processor and give it a whizz. It sounds fairly fool proof ? even for me!

  3. NOW this is something I can enjoy! We just went gluten free so I am on the hunt for things to make!

  4. 5 stars
    wow. I love this recipe!
    I love blueberries!! my fav antioxidant and super yummy and also gluten free!! keep writing recipes like this. I would love one with raspberries !!

  5. 5 stars
    I love the way it looks. But 45… Minutes is so long to wait for… ??? You can’t do this to me..

  6. This looks delicious! I’ve never used cornmeal in a cake recipe before, but I’m betting it adds great texture. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  7. Wow that cake looks and sounds lovely! Even better that it is easy yo make as well, so much easier when you can just put everything into 1 bowl and whiz it up! Think I may have to give it a go! Thanks for sharing lovely! I am so glad to of found your blog. it looks so lovely and so many yummy, easy recipes that I need to try 🙂 take care and have a lovely week, Chantelle x

  8. 5 stars
    I’m all about quick & easy desserts. I love that this is combined in the food processor. Saving it for later! ❤

  9. 5 stars
    you always have the best recipes!! they aren’t too intricate but you never sacrifice amazing flavor 🙂 cannot wait to try this one! x

  10. This cake looks really great! I love anything with blueberries, so this is a must try!

  11. 5 stars
    I suck at baking cake! but this looks lovely, will have to ask my sister to make it for me hahah

  12. 5 stars
    This looks so moist and delicious! I am a big fan of blueberries, they’re such a great ingredient and I love that this cake is gluten free too!

  13. 5 stars
    Wow, I love this cake recipe it is so delicious and look so easy to prepare. I will def try to make this for the whole family.

  14. 5 stars
    Nice recipe! How do you think will this work if I substitute sugar with honey? I don’t like the surag taste in desserts.

  15. This Blueberry Cake is so simple to make, and I love the addition of the lemon and Greek yogurt. Blueberries are such a versatile fruit, and whether fresh or frozen, they enhance so many baked goods and dishes.

  16. What a delicious looking cake! Would be perfect to make for my friends who are sensitive or intolerant to gluten!

  17. 5 stars
    When my daughter had to start eating gluten free, it was really hard to find good recipes. Sweets seemed to be the hardest. Thanks for sharing a yummy one!

  18. There are two things that I love about this recipe one it is gluten free two the blueberries.

  19. Omg! And now you made me postpone some stuff and prepare this cake for todays party! Thanks for that:)))

  20. 5 stars
    Could I make this with raspberrys as well? It looks delicious but I’m no blueberry fan. But I might just have to try it anyways ? yummy!!!

  21. Im drooling as i type this! I love anything with blueberry and this looks perfect. From the pictures it seems as the top layer has a delicious layer of caramlized sugar. Yummalicious! I have to try this recipe asap..

  22. Yummy! Looks delicious. I just recently went gluten-free this past year so I’m always looking for fun new recipes 🙂 I thought at first going gluten-free was going to be hard, but so far it’s not been bad! There are so many options now!

    1. Hi Traci! Thank you so much 🙂 We have quite a few GF recipes, so please feel free to check them out. There are definitely a lot more options these days – it is getting easier all the time 🙂

  23. 5 stars
    This Blueberry Cake is so delicious and looks so easy to make, I would love to try this for my kids.

  24. 5 stars
    Oh, I would love to try this gluten blueberry cake and the instruction is really easy to follow.

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    1. Hi Leslie! I have lots of GF recipes – and if you’re ever looking for something in particular, and cannot find it, please feel free to get in touch and I will come up with something for you 🙂

  26. Looks delicious and I like that the mixing starts with everything in the blender! Thanks for the tip too about the berries “bleeding”. I feel like too often my muffin batter ends up shade an unappealing all-over shade of blue. 🙂 Pinning!

  27. I haven’t had blueberry cake in forever! This recipe makes me want to bake one now. I’ll definitely have to try this out soon!

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  33. I used to think until now that corn flour is made from corn. Never thought it’s from wheat. I love the appearance of this cake and I sure wanna try this out.

    1. I’m not sure if this applies to Australia only. I believe cornflour is known as cornstarch in the USA and is made from maize (corn). But for those who are gluten intolerant, it is important to check that the flour is made from corn. 🙂

  34. Foods which are gluten free is pretty attractive. I find this well and quite easy recipe to follow. Indeed a must try.

  35. I have personally seen the wonders of gluten-free products in the lives of autistic children. But a lot of work still needed to make them as tasty as possible. ,,, Cash

  36. 5 stars
    What a delight! This cake reminds me of a similar cake that my grandma used to make for me, with cherries instead of blackberries. I didn’t have it in years! I remember how delicious it was.

  37. OMG why does this look so perfect? Mine would come out looking like it survived a hurricane. I need to practice and impress my SO

  38. 5 stars
    Great cake! I love blueberries and cakes in general. My mom doesn’t tolerate gluten so desserts with family dinners is never easy on me. Thank you!

  39. Wow that cake looks so delicious! I have already saved this. Will come back to it when I need recipe ideas

  40. Saving this for later! My hubby loves blueberries and almonds and I’m pretty sure he would love your easy to make pastry! Thanks for the recipe!

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