By/ Last Modified On September 11, 2023
Looking for a variety of the best gluten-free desserts? Look no further! We've carefully curated a collection of the best gluten-free desserts out there, ranging from classic cookie recipes to delectable cakes. With 47 different gluten-free dessert recipes to choose from, we've sorted them by type, making it easy for you to find what you're craving. Our selection includes easy fudge, cakes, cookies, bars, and more recipes, so there's something for every dessert lover. Don't let a gluten intolerance stop you from enjoying the sweeter things in life.
Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes
For years readers have asked me if I have a list of all my gluten-free desserts. While this list does not include every gluten-free dessert recipe on my blog (I have a few hundred), this post has some of my BEST gluten-free desserts.
If you are looking for specific gluten-free dessert recipes, there's a good chance that I have them here. When we went gluten-free, finding good recipes for gluten-free desserts was our biggest challenge (that and a recipe for a good gluten-free bread). Meals and snacks are simpler with protein sources, fruits, veggies, rice, quinoa, and starchy root vegetables. Over the years, I've really focused on good easy gluten-free dessert recipes.
I hope you enjoy these gluten-free dessert recipes as much as we do!
Gluten-Free Desserts - Cakes
Cakes are a versatile dessert that can be customized to suit any occasion or taste, with options ranging from light and fluffy sponge cakes to decadent chocolate cakes.
This easy gluten-free chocolate cake is super simple and has the perfect texture. You won’t know it’s gluten-free! It’s my favorite gluten-free chocolate cake recipe and will be yours too!
An easy gluten-free vanilla cake recipe that is tender and better than any bakery-style gluten-free cake. You guys have been asking for the best gluten-free vanilla cake recipe, and here it is!
An easy-to-make gluten-free pineapple upside-down cake that is a tender, sweet dessert with a caramelized, perfectly sticky topping that is completely irresistible.
A tender, flavorful gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or buttercream frosting. I've included instructions to make a layered cake, sheet cake, and cupcakes from this gluten-free carrot cake recipe.
Grain-Free Hummingbird Cake that's tender, perfectly sweet, and naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
This delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free Caramel Macchiato Cake bursts with caramel and coffee flavors and is topped with a dense, creamy vanilla bean frosting.
A sophisticated dessert that is smooth, rich, and delectable. This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Ganache Cake is perfect for any time of the year.
This Gluten-Free Lemon Cake will be the perfect addition to any holiday celebration, a layered cake filled with lemon curd and covered in a smooth, creamy lemon buttercream frosting.
One bowl of tender paleo apple cake, rich with apples and cinnamon, and simple to make. This paleo apple cake recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake - Perfectly dense, fudgy, and quick to make, this Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake will be a new favorite treat in your household. Making a gluten-free bundt cake has never been easier.
Tender gluten-free pumpkin cake with smooth cream cheese frosting. This gluten-free pumpkin cake recipe is simple to make and perfectly balances pumpkin and spice.
This gluten-free gingerbread cake recipe is easy to whip up and is perfect with a dusting of powdered sugar, cream cheese frosting, or vanilla buttercream frosting.
Also known as a Gluten-Free Banana Pudding Cake. Gluten-Free Banana Pudding is one of our all-time favorite desserts. Delicious layers of creamy pudding, whipped cream, ripe bananas, and gluten-free wafer cookies are completely impossible to resist. If you love banana pudding, you need to try this Gluten-Free Banana Bread. Gluten-Free banana bread is a classic yet simple gluten-free quick bread.
A smooth and creamy gluten-free cheesecake with a gingersnap crust! It takes about 5 minutes to make the gingersnap crust and 10 minutes to mix up the pumpkin cheesecake filling. So, with minimal hands-on time, let the oven do the rest!
Gluten-Free Desserts - Cookies
Cookies are a beloved treat that comes in countless varieties, from classic chocolate chip to unique flavor combinations.
Soft, tender bakery-style gluten-free sugar cookies with a sweet buttercream frosting. With this gluten-free sugar cookie recipe, you can make circle-shaped cookies or cutout sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are one of my favorite gluten-free cookies. You can enjoy them plain or with icing. They are perfect year-round and super fun for decorating for the holidays. This recipe is as simple as it gets - these cookies are soft, make great sweet treats, and are delicious.
The best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! With crunchy edges and a chewy center, no one can tell that these chocolate chip cookies are gluten-free. I've included in-process photos and tips so you are set up for success when making this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe. For these cookies, you can use my gluten-free flour blend or a gluten-free flour mix.
One of our favorite, zesty gluten-free cookie recipes. Tender, soft, gluten-free lemon cookies are packed with bright lemon flavor and topped with a sweet and zesty lemon glaze. These cookies are super simple to make.
You can enjoy these cookies year-round, although we tend to increase our batches for the holidays. These gluten-free shortbread cookies make great gifts. They are sturdy, crispy, cut-out cookies made with only 5 simple to find ingredients. Enjoy these shortbread cookies with a cup of coffee or tea, and you'll be well on your way to bliss.
Monster cookies are super colorful with the M&M's and full to make. They are almost what you'd call a kitchen sink cookie, in my opinion. Soft-baked and oh-so-delicious, these Gluten-Free Monster Cookies will disappear quickly. This recipe is simple, and you can add your favorite cookie add-ins. These gluten-free cookies have the new gluten-free Oreos in them (optional).
You can add raisins or chocolate chips to this gluten-free cookie recipe or both! Crunchy, chewy, and oh-so-delicious, these Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies will disappear in no time. This recipe is simple and doesn't use expensive ingredients or labor-intensive steps. You'll love how super easy this gluten-free oatmeal cookie recipe is.
Learn to make buttery, crunchy gluten-free snowball cookies in a few simple steps. These gluten-free snowballs, or gluten-free Mexican wedding cookies, are easy to make and perfectly sweet.
Easy, cut-out Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies! This gluten-free gingerbread cookie recipe delivers the perfect texture and gingerbread flavors.
Perfectly spicy and not too sweet, these Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps can be enjoyed for dessert or afternoon tea. They are naturally dairy-free, bursting with flavor, and perfectly crunchy, which makes them the perfect gluten-free ginger cookies for dunking.
Only ten ingredients in these vegan pumpkin cookies - soft, chewy, and packed with spices, these Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are quick to bake and oh-so-delicious!
For more cookie ideas, check out the gluten-free cookie recipes. If you like peanut butter, try The BEST Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. There's nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter together, right?
While it may be tempting to indulge in cookie dough, rather make The Best Gluten-Free Cookie Dough [Safe to Eat Raw!]
Gluten-Free Desserts - Cupcakes
Cupcakes offer a convenient and single-serving alternative to traditional cakes, with endless flavors, decorations, and toppings possibilities.
These Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes are dairy-free, simple to make, and lend a bakery-style texture and a vanilla bean finish. You can bake up a batch of these perfect cupcakes in no time. They are a stunning gluten-free dessert!
You will love these simple, from-scratch, Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes. This bakery-style cupcake is tender and has the perfect amount of lemon. So go get your food processor ready for this one!
These easy gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are super simple to whip up, use only one bowl, and have the perfect bakery-style texture.
Easy to make Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes that are tender, velvety, and have a dairy-free option. If you're more of a cake person, you can use this gluten-free red velvet cupcake recipe to make a gluten-free red velvet cake!
Tender, bakery-style Gluten-Free Blueberry Cupcakes bursting with juicy blueberries and finished with hints of vanilla. Fresh berries add wonderful flavors to these cupcakes. What are your favorite fresh berries?
Spicy, sweet, and perfect for chai lovers, these Gluten-Free Chai Cupcakes are simple to make and lend a bakery-style texture. Dairy-free option included.
You can bite into this dreamy Gluten-Free Orange Cupcake in less than an hour. There are only nine ingredients in this tender, citrus-infused orange cupcake, and this recipe is incredibly easy to make.
Gluten-Free Champagne Cupcakes are perfect for celebrating weddings, birthdays, and New Year's! They are tender, have the perfect texture, and are topped with a rich buttercream frosting.
Gluten-Free Desserts - Pie
Pies are a classic dessert that comes in various flavors and textures and can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you prefer a traditional baked pie with a flaky crust or a no-bake pie with a creamy filling, there is a pie out there for everyone. I will work on some no-bake pies soon!
A golden, flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust that is simple to make and perfect for making gluten-free pies. You are going to love working with this gluten-free pie crust recipe. Dairy-free and vegan options are included.
A golden, flaky pie crust filled with tangy apples and spices makes this gluten-free apple pie perfect. I've included step-by-step photos and an option for making a gluten-free Dutch apple pie.
With a light, flaky crust and tart cherry filling, this bright and flavorful gluten-free cherry pie will be a new favorite at your dinner table this holiday season. Or any time of the year, for that matter. This gluten-free cherry pie recipe is popular all year round.
Smooth pumpkin filling, the aroma of spices, and a flaky crust make this scrumptious homemade gluten-free pumpkin pie a holiday favorite.
A buttery, flaky pie crust with the perfect pecan pie filling, this classic gluten-free pecan pie comes together quickly with only a few simple ingredients.
This paleo pecan pie comes together quickly with only a few simple ingredients. It's sweet, loaded with pecans, and perfect for anyone who loves pecan pie but without grains.
Gluten-Free Desserts - Brownies and Bars
Brownies and bars are a delightful dessert option that offers a range of textures and flavors, from dense and fudgy to crispy and crunchy, and can be made with ingredients like nuts, fruits, and chocolate chips to create a variety of taste combinations.
Vegan Gluten Free Brownies that are free from the top allergens, rich, and fudgy. This Gluten-Free Vegan Brownie recipe is super simple to make and uses regular ingredients found in most kitchens.
Super rich, fudgy, and packed with incredible ingredients, these Grain-Free Hazelnut Brownies are a brownie game-changer.
These brownies can be made into gluten-free, dairy-free brownies with a few simple substitutions too.
Paleo Carrot Cake Bars are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Paleo Pumpkin Bars are the ultimate, scrumptious pumpkin treat. They are secretly healthy, and they use minimal ingredients. Enjoy them plain, mix in chocolate chips, or topped with your favorite frosting.
Grain-Free Banana Everything Bars are my go-to paleo banana bars recipe when I only have one banana left. These paleo bars are healthy, easy to make, and taste amazing fresh out of the oven.
You cannot resist the ooey-gooey chocolate, caramel-like topping, and cookie crust in these gluten-free 7-layer bars.
Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Bars that are sweet, tangy, and refreshing. With a buttery, flaky crust and a creamy lemon filling, you'll love this gluten-free lemon bars recipe and how quickly it pulls together. Infused with fresh lemon juice.
These melt-in-your-mouth Gluten-Free Turtle Bars have the perfect buttery crunch. A buttery cookie layer topped with caramel, pecans, and dark chocolate.
The Best Part?
From mouth-watering gluten-free microwave desserts to hearty best gluten-free dishes, there's something for everyone on a gluten-free diet. The best part? They're all easy to make and taste delicious.
If you're looking for gluten-free desserts for the holidays, check out this selection of gluten-free Christmas desserts and gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts to impress your guests. So why not try these recipes and treat your taste buds to something new and delicious?
Did you make one of the best gluten-free desserts? Please leave a comment below, letting me know what you thought.