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A glutenfree vegan Skillet Cornbread Cake that's golden and tender and delicious, with fresh berries baked in. #vegan #glutenfree #nutfree #soyfree #cake #mothersday HolyCowVegan.net
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Gluten Free Vegan Skillet Cornbread Cake

A tender, delicious, gluten-free vegan skillet cornbread with a light, airy crumb.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Gluten-free cornbread cake, Vegan cornbread cake
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 161kcal


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup nondairy milk (I used almond, but any is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoon vegan butter (at room temperature)
  • 6 tablespoon apple sauce
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups fresh berries (slice strawberries, leave raspberries or blueberries whole)


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, mix the cornmeal, gf flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Mix the nondairy milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside for a couple of minutes.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the sugar, butter and applesauce until well mixed. Add the milk and vanilla and mix in.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in two batches, mixing well after each addition. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and the bottom of the pan to make sure everything is mixed in.
  • Butter or spray with cooking spray a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Pour the batter into the skillet and smooth down the top with a spatula.
  • Sprinkle on as many berries as you wish, leaving the rest to serve alongside the cake.
  • Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean or with a few crumbs adhering to it.
  • Cool on a rack for 30 minutes to an hour before serving. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.7g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 4.5g | Potassium: 89.2mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 14.5g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.1mg