If you love to bake gluten free cake, you know there are some baking tools you really need. 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.

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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.

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.
  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.

Essential 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!

  1. La Tourangelle, All Purpose Baking Spray, Gluten-Free, No Chemicals. Non-Stick.

    Hands down this non-stick spray is amazing. It is totally inexpensive and it will save your gluten free cakes and muffins from sticking!

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  2. Luminarc Stackable Bowl 10-Piece Set, Glass, 1, Clear

    I absolutely love these glass stackable bowls. They make it easy to hold separate ingredients. They are also great for entertaining when you need to serve bowls of snacks!

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  3. REGILLER Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 5), Non Slip Silicone Bottom Nesting Storage Bowls

    I always recommend mixing any batter by hand. That means don't use a stand mixer. Mixing by hand means your baked goods will turn out light and fluffy. Mixing by hand can be a pain, but using these bowls with rubber bottoms makes it easier. They don't slide all over the counter while you mix your wet and dry ingredients together.

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  4. Kootek Cake Decorating Kit Baking Supplies Cake Turntable with 2 Frosting Straight Angled Spatula 3 Icing Smoother Scrapers

    I love buying cake decorating tools when they come in a package. This set has all you need, and it is a great value.

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  5. Piping Bags -100 Pack-14-Inch Disposable Cake Decorating Bags Anti-Burst Cupcake Icing Bags for all Size Tips Couplers

    If you are making a cake, chances are you will need piping bags. I like these piping bags because they hold up really well, and the price is really low.

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  6. 65PCs Cake Decorating Kit Baking Supplies Tools

    If you just want to buy one set for cake decorating, this is it. It comes with everything you need, and it is a great value.

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  7. Wilton Adjustable Cake Leveler for Leveling and Torting, 12 x 6.25-Inch

    When you are making a layer cake, it is very important that each layer of the cake has a level top. This cake leveler is really easy to use.

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  8. Etekcity 0.1g Food Kitchen Scale, Bowl, Digital Grams and Ounces

    I love this scale. It is easy to use, and easy to clean. The removable bowl holds whatever you are measuring.

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  9. Aucma Stand Mixer,6.5-QT 660W 6-Speed Tilt-Head Food Mixer, Kitchen Electric Mixer 6.5QT

    This is the only tool I do not personally own. I have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, but it is expensive and I barely use it. I use my stand mixer to make bread and frosting. I do not use it for batters because it overmixes the batter, leaving denser baked goods. This model has thousands of excellent reviews and you can get it for a fraction of the price of a KitchenAid.

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  10. Wilton Recipe Right Non-Stick 9 x 13-Inch Oblong Cake Pans, Set of 2

    These pans are perfect for both sweet and savory recipes. They are durable and inexpensive.

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  11. Wilton Easy Layers 5-Piece Layer Cake Pan Set, 6-Inch, Steel

    If you like to make layer cakes, this is a great set of mini cake pans. You can make up to 5 tier mini cakes. This cake serves 6 people.

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  12. Wilton Angel Food Tube Cake Pan,  Even-Heating Pan, Durable Aluminum, 10-Inch

    This angel cake tube cake pan is really easy to use. The bottom pops out, which makes removing the cake so much easier.

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  13. USA Pan Bakeware Rectangular Cake Pan, 9 x 13 inch, Nonstick & Quick Release Coating, Made in the USA

    If you are making a sheet cake to feed a crowd, this is a great 9x13 cake pan to use. It cleans really easily.

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  14. Nordic Ware Pro Cast Original Bundt Pan, 12 Cup, Grey

    Nordic Ware is known for their bundt cake pans. They make a lot of shapes and sizes. I find this pan is a great pan, and cakes release easily from this pan.

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  15. Farberware Nonstick Bakeware Baking Pan With Lid / Nonstick Cake Pan With Lid, Rectangle - 9 Inch x 13 Inch

    If you are making a cake to bring to a potluck or cookout, this is a good pan because it comes with a lid to keep your cake fresh.

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  16. Wilton Excelle Elite Non-Stick 6-Cavity Mini Fluted Tube Baking Pan

    If you prefer to make smaller bundt cakes, this is a good mini bundt cake pan. It is easy to use and cleans easily.

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  17. Springform Pan set,Nonstick Leakproof 3pcs(4"/7"/9") Cake Pan Bakeware Cheesecake Pan with 50 Pcs Parchment Paper Liners

    If you are making a tiered cake or a cheesecake, these springform pans are good to use. They make it really easy to get the cake out. It also comes with precut parchment paper liners.

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  18. 8.5"x4.5" Cast Iron Loaf Pan

    I recently bought this cast iron bread loaf pan, and it has made my bread bake much more evenly than my old metal pan. This cast iron pan is easy to clean.

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  19. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-inch

    I absolutely love my 12-inch cast iron skillet. I use it for pancakes, skillet cakes, and many of my dinner recipes. It is easy to clean, and perfectly non-stick!

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  20. KitchenAid KE060OHOBA Classic Utility Whisk, One Size, Black 2

    This is an awesome whisk. I use a whisk to mix up dry ingredients and wet ingredients. This holds up to daily use and it is dishwasher safe.

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  21. TILUCK Stainless Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons Set, Cups and Spoons

    I use stainless steal measuring cups for two reasons. First, they hold up to a lot of use, and second, they can go in the dishwasher.

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  22. Pyrex 3 Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set, Includes 1-Cup, 2-Cup, and 4-Cup Tempered Glass Liquid Measuring Cups

    Pyrex has been around forever and its products last just as long. I use my pyrex to measure my wet ingredients, and I also proof my yeast in them.

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  23. KitchenAid Beacon Non-Slip Oven Mitt Set, Milkshake/Beige, 2 Piece Set

    Having the right oven mitts can make all the difference in how you grip your hot pans. These are nice because of the non-slip grips. This is even more important if you use heavy cast iron pans or a Dutch oven for baking.

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  24. Standard Paper Cupcake Liners / Baking Cups, 60-ct / Box (Pack of 4)

    This is the brand I always use because these parchment paper muffin and cupcake liners are easy. Nothing sticks to them so you can get your muffins out of the wrapper easily.

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  25. Wilton Decorator Preferred 6 x 3-inch Aluminum Round Cake Pan

    I used two of these 6-inch pans to make this cake. If you are using larger pans or making more than two tiers, you may need to make 1 1/2 or 2x the recipe. Be sure to spray these pans with gluten free baking spray so the cake releases easily!

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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.

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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!