Pillsbury Gluten Free Cake Mix Recipes

Last Updated on September 27, 2021

Today, we’re going to be looking at the pantry staple Pillsbury Gluten Free Cake Mix – and of course, Pillsbury Gluten Free Cake Mix recipes. What can you make with their delicious cake mixes? We’re going to take a closer look! But first, let’s take a look at what it is and the ingredients.

What Is Pillsbury Gluten-Free Cake Mix?

What’s great about Pillsbury, is that there’s not just on gluten-free cake mix – but several! They also have cookie and brownie mixes, alongside gluten-free flour. Their range of gluten-free cake mixes include:

The most popular mix is the Funfetti and the gluten-free Pillsbury range is accessible in most grocery stories and available online. For quick, easy bakes at home – these boxes are perfect. Especially as gluten-free cakes can be quite hard to come by.

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Is The Cake Mix Really Gluten-Free?

There has been a lot of speculation as to whether the cake mix is 100% free from gluten. Although there are no gluten-containing ingredients in the mix, the mixes are not made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. And the brand is not certified gluten-free. This means that the products are not tested for gluten.

As the brand doesn’t only supply gluten-free products, this may be a worry for some. However, after extensive research, most gluten-free individuals can eat these cake mixes with no problems at all. Some individuals have even done their own at-home testing and the results were no gluten at all – this is great for peace of mind.

Ingredients In The Pillsbury GF Cake Mix

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll find in your Pillsbury cake mix. As mentioned earlier, the most popular gluten-free cake mix they offer is the Funfetti. The ingredients are:

“Rice Flour, Sugar, Potato Starch, Candy Bits, Modified Corn Starch, Confectioner’s Glaze, Soy Lecithin, Leavening, Pea Fiber, Cellulose, Tapioca Starch, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Canola Oil, Salt, Propylene Glycol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Mono And Diglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Palm Kernel Oil, Citric Acid”.

As you can see, the main ingredients are rice flour, potato starch, and sugar – all of which are gluten-free and completely safe for consumption.

Pillsbury Gluten Free Cake Mix Recipes

Now to the part, you came to this article for! Naturally, you can make the cake mix that comes in the box and enjoy it as it is…or you can make something more exciting. While there aren’t many gluten-free cake options out there, you may want to make something for a special occasion for the gluten-free person/people in your life. Let’s take a look at some favorites for each cake mix!

Gluten-Free Funfetti Cake Mix

There’s a lot of ways you can make your Funfetti cake even more exciting. The first recipe is the Funfetti Ice Cream Cake. This recipe is available on the Pillsbury website. Is there anything better than cake and ice cream? Especially the gluten-free kind.

The only ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • Softened vanilla or chocolate ice cream
  • Heavy cream
  • Vanilla flavored frosting
  • Pillsbury Funfetti gluten-free cake mix (of course!)

While this cake does take a few hours (most of which it’s in the freezer, don’t worry!), it’s a great choice for a birthday cake or a special occasion; especially if you love your sweet stuff!

If you’re looking for a quicker Funfetti recipe that’ll be ready to enjoy in a much shorter time, why not try the Funfetti Cookie Cake? This is one I’ll be trying myself as it looks absolutely incredible! The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • Cooking Spray (non-stick)
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • White Baking Chips
  • Vanilla Flavored Frosting
  • Pillsbury Funfetti Gluten Free Cake Mix

Funfetti cakes are a whole lot of fun (excuse the pun!) and perfect for all the family.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix

The yellow cake mix is really versatile and can be used for a plethora of recipes, including cakes and cupcakes. To have a bit of variety in our recipes today, I chose a cupcake recipe. Cupcakes are much more suited for an everyday cake and this 24 cupcake recipe takes no time at all. Pillsbury have an incredible Gluten-Free Frosted Almond Cupcakes using their gluten-free yellow cake mix.

The ingredients you’ll need if you decide to make these cupcakes are:

  • Almond extract
  • Almonds
  • Vanilla flavored frosting
  • Pillsbury Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

The great thing about these recipes are that many of the ingredients are the same, so the next time you’re wanting to make a cake using the Pillsbury cake mixes, the additional ingredients you need will likely be sitting in your pantry waiting to be eaten. What are you waiting for? Get baking!

Almond Cupcakes


I hope this article has helped you become more familiar with the variety of cakes you can make using the Pillsbury Gluten Free Cake mixes. We have only just touched the surface today – there are so many more recipes online; on the Pillsbury website and otherwise.

In the future, I’m hoping that Pillsbury become certified gluten-free. It’s always worrying trying foods from a company that isn’t made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. More flavors and certification would make these cake mixes even tastier! Fingers crossed for the future.

Do you have any recipes you’ve invented using the Pillsbury GF cake mixes? If so, I would love to know! Please feel free to leave any recipes or suggestions in the comments below. I love reading through them, and you’ll likely be helping out someone else in the gluten-free community.

Do you have a favorite cake? Mine is anything chocolate-y. I’m a real sucker for chocolate!

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