19 Gluten-Free Desserts

Worried you'll never be able to enjoy your favorites desserts once you go gluten-free? Fear not, sugar lovers, these clever picks allow you to follow your diet without sacrificing a thing.

Cocoa Brownies

"These are amazingly fudgy brownies. It's impossible to tell that they're gluten-free."

-Delicious as it Looks

Pecan Apple Strudel Cake

"No one would ever guess that it is gluten-free. We served this at room temperature with homemade vanilla bean ice cream on the side."


Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

"We loved this. I used part heavy cream, part half and half and crunchy peanut butter. This is a great sugar-free chocolate alternative."


Chocolate Mocha Pudding

"This is just awesome, and I don't often use that term. It is thick, creamy and smooth, just like a well-made mousse."

-Chef #256124

Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Thank God for this recipe. These are chewy and bread-like, just what my gluten-free daughter was missing."

-Chef #942014

Lemonade Scones

"The lemon taste is really subtle, and I really enjoyed the semi-crusty cover. Plus, the inside was oh so soft."

-Chef floWer

Buttermilk Doughnuts

"This is honestly the BEST gluten-free doughnut recipe I've ever tried. They are a little dense, but they are delicious."


Apple & Sour Cherry Cake

"This had a pudding-like texture, very moist and fantastic served warm. This would be a great winter's night dessert."


Chocolate Raisin Biscuits

"These cookies are awesome. They are so full of chocolate flavor, and the raisins add a lovely fruitiness."

- Lalaloula

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"This was a wonderful cake. The flavor was wonderful, and the texture was light and airy."


Cranberry Tiramisu

Re-create this light-as-air Italian favorite for a gluten-free audience. If you don't want to make the sponge cake from scratch, you can also try premade gluten-free lady fingers.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bites

"These are tasty little treats. They are sweet and chewy like a Snickers and have a similar flavor."


Carrot Cake

"This is the best gluten-free carrot cake we've tried. It was very moist and the perfect texture."


Chocolate Chip Brownies

"These brownies taste great and have a soft brownie texture. They make you feel like you aren't giving up anything."

-Chief cook and bottlewasher

Oatmeal Banana Raisin Cookies

"These are for when you want a cookie, but don't want to feel guilty about it. I find that adding a bit of salt helps the flavor."

-Delicious as it Looks

Chocolate Cupcakes

"I really thought these tasted good. I really like that this recipe uses coconut flour because it's high in fiber."

-Chef #1492294

Hamantaschen (Purim Cookies)

"I have never had a GF cookie taste so good with such a nice texture. The egg wash helps the cookies to have a litle crisp outer texture."


Cinnamon Rolls

"These were great. We liked that these weren't as sweet as cinnamon rolls usually are. They were just right."


No-Bake Lemon Yogurt Pie

"This is a very simple pie. It's very refreshing and not overly sweet."