Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Cake, cookies, and more sweet treats without the wheat. Happy gluten-free baking!

Staff Picks

Amazing Gluten-Free Layer Bars

Rating: 4.14 stars
A gluten-free adaptation of the traditional Seven Layer Bar recipe. All ingredients are available in ordinary supermarkets. Be sure to check the packaging on your ingredients to make sure they are indeed gluten-free.

Homemade Yummy Fudge

Rating: 4.24 stars
Delicious fudge! Homemade!

Coconut Macaroons I

Rating: 3.5 stars
You will need a pastry bag with a large star tip to form these cookies.

Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.66 stars
A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Rating: 4.39 stars
This is a meringue cookie with a double chocolate taste. Store these in an air tight container.

Perfect Flourless Orange Cake

Rating: 4.37 stars
A beautiful moist light cake with complex and full flavors of oranges and orange peel. Super easy to make, and people love it! Serve in wedges with a mound of whipped cream or ice cream.

Lemon Souffle

Rating: 3.71 stars
An easy recipe for quick lemon souffles that never fails. Lemon curd is topped with a lemony souffle and baked into a light dessert.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.51 stars
This recipe is gluten-free and delicious! Pecans are great in these, but feel free to use peanuts or any other nut you choose.

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is one of my favorite cookies to make. They are the only peanut butter cookies my family will eat! Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on cookies before baking, if desired.

Ricotta Pound Cake with Lemon and Blueberries

This gluten-free lemony ricotta pound cake made with almond flour and a sugar substitute is sure to delight with fresh blueberries in every bite. Top with fresh blueberries, a dusting of sweetener, or make your own glaze.

4-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.03 stars
Kids will love these scrumptious low-carb keto cookies; all you need is peanut butter, vanilla extract, an egg, and some sugar substitute.

Easy Three-Ingredient Gluten-Free German Christmas Coconut Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
These German coconut cookies (Kokosmakronen) are one of the most popular German Christmas cookies and use three ingredients. They are gluten free, lactose free, and very easy to make. Store in airtight containers.

Inspiration and Ideas

Meringue Crusts

"My mom used to call these 'meringue shells' and filled them just before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with sweetened fresh raspberries." – Bill

Almond Flour Brownies

"Hallelujah! Finally a wonderful gluten-free one-bowl brownie! Not too sweet, not too bitter—a perfect brownie. Adding nuts made these even better." – Buckwheat Queen

Flourless Chocolate Cake II

Rating: 4.55 stars

Perfect for chocolate lovers! Great for entertaining, deceptively easy to make. Perfect for people who can't have gluten. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or simply dusted with icing sugar. I flour the pan using cocoa powder so it won't leave white marks on the cake and keeps it totally gluten-free.