Calling all Berry Chantilly Cake lovers! If you’ve had the Whole Foods Berry Chantilly Cake, you know how amazing it is. I just HAD to make my own at home, because I am that obsessed! This version is so easy to make (you’ll just need your favorite boxed cake mix!), and can be made totally gluten free!

This cake is fluffy, flavorful, and perfectly sweet. It has the perfect notes of almond extract, which is my favorite flavor to bake with. Plus, the whipped mascarpone frosting is truly out of this world good. You’ll want to lick the bowl clean- trust me!

If you need your cake to be gluten free, just use any boxed cake mix you love! I used the Simple Mills paleo cake mix for this one photographed here, which I got at Whole Foods.

Can this cake be made dairy free?

You are definitely going to want to use mascarpone and heavy whipping cream for the frosting on this cake, so I would not recommend attempting to make this one dairy free! For best results, you’ll want to keep the recipe as written!

How do I make my boxed cake mix better?

I have some tips for you at the bottom of the recipe card! I recommend using milk in place of water if your mix calls for water, and I always use melted butter in place of any oil called for.

Just make sure you have enough ingredients on hand to make 2 boxes of cake so you can make those gorgeous cake layer! 🙂

Kitchen tools you will need for this cake:

I am SO excited to hear what you guys think of this one- especially for my fellow berry chantilly addicts ;)! Be sure to leave a comment and rating below if you give this one a try, and tag me on Instagram so I can see yours! Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Berry Chantilly Cake

  • Author: Mia Swinehart


Copycat Whole Foods Berry Chantilly Cake! Plus, it can be made gluten free!



For the cake layers:

  • 2 boxes of your favorite vanilla cake mix (gluten free, if needed; If you box makes 2 cakes you’ll only need 1 box!)
  • Any ingredients your boxed cake mix calls for (*be sure to get enough ingredients for BOTH cakes; see below for tips)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream, divided
  • 1 tbsp almond extract, divided
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberries or blackberries
  • 1/2 lb strawberries

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz mascarpone (cold)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract, plus more to taste


  1. Preheat oven to temperature called for on your boxed mix. Grease 2 round (8″) cake pans well.
  2. In one large bowl, make one of the boxed mixes following package directions. Add 1/4 cup of the Greek yogurt and 1/2 tbsp of the almond extract to the batter. Repeat in a second bowl for the second box of cake mix.
  3. Pour each batter into its own cake pan. Bake for time called for on the directions of your box, until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Allow cakes to cool for 10 minutes, then carefully invert them onto a cooling rack to completely cool.
  4. Meanwhile, prep your berries. Wash berries and dry them well. Slice some of the blueberries and raspberries or blackberries in half, and some of the strawberries into quarters. Note: You will likely not use all of your berries. I like to keep a few of the prettiest strawberries whole for topping the cake.
  5. When cake is completely cool, make your frosting. Whip all ingredients together with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer for about 3-5 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Be patient- it will be thin at first but will eventually thicken up! Taste and mix in more almond extract if desired.
  6. Add a layer of frosting and berries on top of one of the cakes. Top with the other cake and repeat, and also frosting the sides. Slice and enjoy! Store leftovers or prepared cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


*I recommend swapping the water called for on your boxed mix with milk for better flavor, as well as swapping melted butter for oil!

Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes


May 11, 2023

Gluten Free Berry Chantilly Cake

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  1. Jordyn says:

    What brand of boxed cake did you use?

  2. Can i use an almond flour/keto cake mix for this recipe?

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