If you love to bake gluten-free cakes, you know you need some baking tools. I created an easy list so you can see what my favorite cake tools are. If you are looking for inexpensive tools that work well and hold up to lots of use, these are the tools to try.

Some kitchen baking tools on a black granite counter.

Baking a gluten free cake can be challenging when working with multiple flours and ingredients. Having the right kitchen tools can help make baking so much easier.

When coming up with the list of the best kitchen tools for gluten free cake baking, I wanted to share what I use. When deciding whether to buy a product, I expect that it works well, holds up to constant use, and is value-priced.

I include measuring tools for baking, all shapes of cake pans, and other assorted decorating and baking gadgets.

If you are a baker, I have some great Gluten Free Baking Tips that can help you become a baking pro. I also wrote up my gluten free flour blend recommendations, so you know which blends are best for what types of recipes.

Mixing bowls and other cake making equipment on a kitchen counter.

My Criteria For Picking Kitchen Tools:

Having the right tools for baking can make your work more efficient, reducing the time it takes to bake your cake. These are the criteria I use to choose what kitchen tools to buy:

  1. Durability: Any kitchen baking tools you have should be durable enough to withstand regular use and last long. Trust me, cheap tools break and end up costing you more money to replace them.
  2. Heat resistance: Many baking tools come into contact with high temperatures, so your tools should be able to withstand heat without melting, warping, or otherwise getting damaged.
  3. Non-stick coating: Some baking tools have a non-stick coating that prevents food from sticking and makes cleanup easier. I also recommend using parchment paper.
  4. Accuracy: Gluten free baking is a precise science, and many tools are designed to help measure ingredients or ensure that food is cooked to the correct temperature.
  5. Versatility: Some baking tools have multiple uses, which can save space in the kitchen and make baking more efficient.
  6. Easy to clean: All tools should be easy to clean after use.
  7. Size and storage: Baking tools come in different sizes, and it’s important to consider how they will fit in your kitchen and how you plan to store them when they’re not in use. This is especially true for those with tiny kitchens.
Using a knife to cut the cake into two layers.

My Favorite Cake Tools:

I added what I love about each product in the description so you know how and why I chose that tool. Many of these tools are all you need to make a Gluten Free Wedding Cake or gluten free birthday cake!

  • First, I never, ever use a stand mixer when I bake gluten-free cake. They tend to overmix the batter, leaving you with denser cakes. I hand mix my batter using these glass mixing bowls when mixing ingredients for batter and dough. I use these glass mixing bowls, as you probably notice in my step-by-step photos in recipes.
  • Getting an accurate liquid measurement is important so your muffins turn out with the right texture and soft crumb. I love these Pryex measuring cups.
  • It is also important to get accurate dry measurements so your muffins don’t turn out too dense and dry. These dry measuring cups are very easy to use for measuring ingredients.
  • Lastly, if a recipe uses measurements, use the recipe author’s measurements. I use this digital scale (Mine is this brand, but silver, but the brand is the same. The silver seems to sell out often, so I am posting the red one.)
  • Use a whisk to blend your dry ingredients before adding wet ingredients to the bowl.
  • Preventing sticking is very important so your cake doesn’t stick! I either use this gluten-free baking spray or parchment paper in my baking pan.
  • A cake turn table is really helpful when you are frosting your cake. I bought this cake set because it comes with a bent spatula, tons of frosting tips, and scraping tools as well.
  • I like this brand of piping bags. They work very well and are less expensive than the Wilton brand.
  • A curvy cake top is a lot more difficult to frost and decorate. I love this cake leveler, and it removes the humps from a freshly baked cake very easily.
  • A 9×13-sized cake pan is one of my most used pans. It is great for a sheet cake. If you are taking the cake to a party, get this 9×13 pan that comes with a fitted lid.
  • I often make smaller multi-layered cakes since there are only four of us in the Fearless Dining household. These Wilton pans are the best for this.
  • My angel food cake pan is easy to use, and it has a removable bottom, making it easier to remove the cake from the pan.
  • I have several incredible Gluten-Free Bundt Cake recipes on my blog. I love using bundt pans for their fun shapes.
  • If you love cheesecake and no-bake cakes, you need a springform pan. I like this set because it comes with pans in different sizes.
  • Cooling racks are critical so that your cake doesn’t become dry and overbaked from sitting in the cake pan.

I am always here if you have any questions for me. I also have really great Gluten Free Cake Troubleshooting Guide if you run into any baking problems.

My Most Popular Gluten Free Cake Recipes:

I have over 100 delicious gluten free cake recipes to try, including layer cakes, bundt cakes, loaf cakes, sheet cakes, and more!

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  1. Thanks for this great selection, Sandi. As I age, I find that the weight of the pan must take priority over the other features. My beloved Le Creuset has taken a back seat to lighter weight pans and glass mixing bowls have been replaced with melamine. Getting old is not for sissies!