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 stars 99
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.
By Allrecipes Member

Homemade Yummy Fudge

Rating: 4 stars 49
Delicious fudge! Homemade!
By Lauressa Abrew

Coconut Macaroons I

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
You will need a pastry bag with a large star tip to form these cookies.
By Allrecipes Member

Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 1049
A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.
By Allrecipes Member

10 Decadent Gluten-Free Cheesecake Recipes

Looking for a foolproof, show-stopping cheesecake without the gluten? You've come to the right place.
By Ita Mac Airt

Perfect Flourless Orange Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
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.
By Lucence

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 323
This recipe is gluten-free and delicious! Pecans are great in these, but feel free to use peanuts or any other nut you choose.
By Allrecipes Member

Lemon Souffle

Rating: 4 stars 22
An easy recipe for quick lemon souffles that never fails. Lemon curd is topped with a lemony souffle and baked into a light dessert.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 276
This is a meringue cookie with a double chocolate taste. Store these in an air tight container.
By Allrecipes Member

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 2692
Heavy, yummy, and very peanut-buttery. You'll need lots of milk to eat these!!
By Allrecipes Member

Pavlova with Winter Fruits

Rating: 5 stars 1
It's tough making dessert for someone cutting back on gluten and dairy. Luckily, pavlovas are gluten free and really easy. The toppings are easy to customize - I made the lemon curd dairy free and served whipped cream on the side.

Inspiration and Ideas

Meringue Crusts
Rating: Unrated 32
"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
Rating: Unrated 83
"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
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 520

These speedy 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies are naturally gluten-free.