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Gluten Free Orange Buttercream

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  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 9 inch cakes
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy recipe for gluten free orange cranberry cake is a layer cake with cranberry jam filling and orange buttercream frosting. This moist cake uses sour cream and makes the best layer cake. You will love this cake recipe for Christmas or Thanksgiving!


Easy Gluten Free White Cake

Gluten Free Cranberry Jam

Orange Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1- 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
3 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
1 tsp. Orange Peel, finely zested
1-2 Tbsp. Milk, if needed to thin


Make the layer cakes using the above recipe.

Make the cranberry jam for filling using the recipe above.

For the frosting beat the butter and cream cheese in your mixer until combined. Add salt, powdered sugar, orange juice and orange peel. Beat until combined and smooth.

If the frosting is too thick for you add milk one tablespoon at a time until you get your desired consistency. 

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free