Vegan, Gluten-Free Blackberry Cake

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This Vegan, Gluten-Free Blackberry Cake is an easy and delicious cake to prepare with juicy blackberries, it is not too sweet nor tart. Perfect to serve for tea or brunch, it comes together so easily.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Blackberry Cake

Blackberries for Blackberry Cake

I had fresh blackberries that I bought recently, they were so sweet and juicy so I decided to prepare this blackberry cake which turned out exactly how I envisioned it. Fluffy and light and beautiful reminds me of my Strawberry Breakfast Cake and my Banana Upside Down Cake.

This blackberry cake recipe is definitely a keeper, it was gone in minutes, my family enjoyed it so much and they couldn’t get enough. I can’t wait to make this recipe again. Next time I plan to serve it with coconut whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. It is so flavorful, I know it will become your favorite as well.

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake pre bake

To prepare this blackberry coffee cake, I toss 2 tablespoons of sugar with blackberries and put aside while I prepare the remaining cake.  I melt vegan butter and pour in the base of a 9×13 pan. I used Earth Balance non-dairy spread.

Next,  I prepared the cake batter by mixing almond milk, ground flaxseeds, vanilla in a large bowl. Next, I add gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and mix well. I then pour the cake batter over the melted butter and spread to cover the base of the pan. Finally, I scattered the blackberries on top of the batter and bake in a preheated oven.

For the gluten-free flour, I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free Flour.

Blackberry Cake close up

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Per serving

Energy: 157 kcal / 656 kJ
Fat: 10 g
Protein: 2 g
Carbs: 15 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min
For: 15 Servings



  1. In a medium bowl, mix blackberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside
  2. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Pour melted butter in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  3. Mix almond milk, flaxseeds, vanilla in a large bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes, stir in gluten-free flour, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Pour batter over melted butter and spread. Spread blackberries over batter and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Vegan Gluten-Free Blackberry Cake

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Stacy
    February 27, 2020

    So easy to make! I used half GF flour and half oat flour, coconut sugar, and added some blueberries too. Next time I will maybe only use 1/4 cup butter, which I hope won’t affect its yum factor.

  2. Katharine Pike
    August 27, 2019

    This recipe is totally the bomb.
    I put zezt of 1 lemon in the batter and used blueberries instead, because they are my husband’s favorite. He said “This is the best birthday cake ever!” Thank you for publishing this recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 27, 2019

      Katherine, thank you for your feedback, I love your adjustments. I’m happy your hubby enjoyed it as well.

  3. romeo
    April 23, 2018

    This looks so delightful and tasty

  4. Rosalyn O.
    April 6, 2018

    Vegan recipes are the best!! This makes my mouth water because of the blackberries. I like them so much! Had to pin :))

  5. Jenna
    April 6, 2018

    So glad berry season is almost here!! This cake looks really yummy and we use Pillsbury GF flour regularly. It’s surprisingly good!

  6. Anna Jo
    April 6, 2018

    This looks so delicious! I love how it’s healthy, as well! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

  7. MK
    April 6, 2018

    With blackberries quickly coming into season, I’ll be saving this recipe for when I’m foraging for blackberries in the wild. I like the use of flaxseed in this recipe, as I sometimes struggle to incorporate them into my diet.

  8. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    April 5, 2018

    Loving those juicy blackberries! This looks really good (and nice that you added flaxseeds)! Yum!

  9. Jennifer
    April 5, 2018

    This cake was so easy to prepare and so delicious.

  10. Amanda | Maple Alps
    April 4, 2018

    That blackberry cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this – I’m definitely going to be adding this to my “to-try” list! Going to check out your other recipes too!

  11. Brianna Wolin
    March 28, 2018

    Hi! I’d love to print this recipe; can you either email me a printable version or direct me to a print button? I can’t seem to find it!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 28, 2018

      The print button is right below the title of the recipe, it is the green tab.