I am excited to share this gluten-free cranberry yogurt cake recipe with you! This cake is creamy and full of fresh fruit flavors! It is a beautiful cake for a holiday party. 

Get ready for the fall and holiday season with these delicious gluten free cranberry cookies or these gluten free cranberry shortbread bars!

What is Yogurt Cake?

A yogurt cake is a delicious, creamy cake made with yogurt. Have you ever made a cake made with yogurt? They puff up while baking, then fall back down…almost like a soufflé. Yogurt makes the cake nice and creamy!

What I love about this cake is that it tastes like it came from a bakery…but it is so easy to make! Keep reading down; I made a recipe video to show you how easy this cake is to make!

You are going to love this easy yogurt cake recipe. You can easily adapt it to use your favorite fruits. I chose cranberry and orange to make this a fun holiday cake. It is perfect for entertaining!

Top view of a cranberry yogurt cake. You can see a lot of cranberries on the top of the cake.

Do you know what else is special about this orange yogurt cake? It is a showstopper dessert that is perfect for holiday entertaining. (But don’t let this cake fool you! You can use all sorts of fresh fruits in this gluten free yogurt cake recipe to enjoy it all year long!!)

Fun fruits to use:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mango
  • Oranges
A gluten free cranberry orange yogurt cake with a few fresh cranberries around the cake

Are you ready to make this easy yogurt cake?


  • Gluten free flour blend
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Avocado oil or other light oil
  • Full-fat coconut milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Orange 
  • Vanilla
  • Full-fat yogurt
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Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

Whisking dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.

Whipping egg whites in a bowl.

Separate the eggs and add the egg whites to a bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.

pouring the oil into the egg yolks

Pour the oil into the egg yolk. Mix well.

Mixing egg yolk and flour into egg whites.

Whisk the egg yolks and flour mixture into the whipped egg whites.

Gently folding in the cranberries into the egg white mixture.

Gently fold the fresh cranberries into the egg-white mixture.

Pouring cake batter into the springform pan.

Pour the gluten free cranberry yogurt cake batter into a greased springform pan and bake.

I always use a springform pan when making a yogurt cake because the cake rises while baking. It is similar to a soufflé in that it rises and falls. The batter can overflow and get on the bottom of your oven using a shallow cake can. I also love the simplicity of getting the cake out. In a springform pan, you pop the sides :-).

A fork cutting into a piece of cranberry yogurt cake.

Substitutions and variations:

  • Substitute different fruits. I made a similar cake with figs.
  • Add a fun coconut graham crust like in this apple tart recipe.
  • Make your cake with more protein by using Greek Yogurt.

Can you make this cake dairy-free?

You can easily make this yogurt cake dairy-free by using a dairy-free yogurt.

How do you know when the cake is finished baking?

To determine if your yogurt cake is finished baking, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes back clean, it is ready. If there is batter or crumbs on the toothpick, it must bake longer.

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Yogurt Cake

Sandi Gaertner
An easy gluten free cranberry orange yogurt cake recipe.
4.94 from 16 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cake Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 205 kcal


  • ¾ cup gluten free flour blend
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or other light oil
  • 13 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces full fat yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Separate eggs. Add the egg whites to a large bowl. Whip until they form still peaks.
  • Combine the egg yolks and oil in a small bowl. Mix well. Add the lemon juice.
  • In a large bowl, add the gluten free flour blend and sugar. Whisk to blend.
  • Add yogurt, egg yolk mixture, vanilla, zest, cranberries, and coconut milk to a bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture into the stiff egg whites and gently fold together.
  • Pour into a greased springform pan. Spread out the batter so the top is flat.
  • Put the springform pan onto another pan in case of leaks or drips.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.



Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14g
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older 11/2017 post with more recipe details.

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  1. Orange and cranberries sounds like a perfect combination
    You’re cake really looks beautiful and delicious ?
    Thanks for such a lovely recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    That cake is a beautiful thing and perfect for the holidays! I love the program you’re partnering with also what a great program!

  3. 5 stars
    This cake looks very festive for the holidays! I like cranberry and orange and love that you added yogurt. It looks delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    Gluten-free baking has come a long way. Although we do not have to worry about this in our diets, we do have friends are are gluten free. I always am on the lookout to try something new when they come over for dinner. This cake sounds delicious.

  5. Cranberry and orange are perfect for this time of year, and I love having a gluten free option when we entertain. Great recipe!