A delicious collection of gluten-free Easter dessert recipes featuring springtime flavours of carrot cake, lemon, strawberries and chocolate! Many of these Easter and Spring desserts can be made ahead of time.
Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or Ramaden, enjoying dessert at special occasions is likely part of your celebration. And when that dessert is gluten-free, it means that everyone can enjoy it!
I've rounded up my favourite gluten-free dessert recipes that I like to serve in the spring to share with you here.
Carrot cake, lemon, strawberries and chocolate are the flavours I most associate with springtime desserts. I've picked recipes that feature these, hoping that you can pick one or two to make for your family when you're planning your Easter menu. And yes, they're all gluten-free!
If there are just two of you, or you and your kids, a smaller dessert might be better than making a full-sized cheesecake, for example. Many of the following dessert recipes can easily be halved.
If you're looking for more mini desserts, you'll find more ideas in this post: 12 Gluten-Free Mini Desserts in Jars.
Gluten-free Carrot Cake Desserts
My favourite moist gluten-free carrot cake recipes! I've made this carrot cake and these mini carrot cake cupcakes more times than I could count, and they consistently turn out.
Grain-free Carrot Cake with Pineapple
Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Frosting
Gluten-free Lemon Desserts
Fresh lemon desserts scream "Spring!" I love to make lemon curd, because I can use it in so many different ways: in a Lemon Curd Tart, in a parfait, as a filling for pavlova, or mixed with yogurt for a simple fruit dip.
5-Minute Microwave Honey Lemon Curd
Lemon Curd Tart with Berries
Lemon Curd Fruit Dip
Light lemon Mousse with Blueberry Sauce
Flourless Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Cake
Gluten-free Strawberry Desserts
Desserts made with fresh strawberries often steal the show at Easter celebrations! Scroll through these gluten-free strawberry desserts--they're all delicious!
Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake
Macerated Balsamic Strawberries with Cashew Cream
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie
Strawberry Tartlets with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Traditional Strawberry Eton Mess
Mini Pavlova with Fresh Berries
Strawberry Shortcake with Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes
Fresh Fruit Tart with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Gran Marnier Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Strawberry Rhubarb Galette
Gluten-free Desserts for Chocolate Lovers
Shun the store-bought chocolate treats this year and bake one of these gluten-free chocolate desserts your whole family will love!
Espresso Chocolate Ganache Tart with Hazelnut Crust
Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
Vegan Double Chocolate Mousse Torte
Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes
Desserts you can make ahead of time
Planning a meal for family or friends can be a lot of work! If you can have a dessert made a day or two before, it frees up time to make the rest of the meal. Many of these desserts can be made in advance.
- For example, you can make Microwave Lemon Curd several days ahead of time, then use it to make Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Tart, Easy Lemon Curd Fruit Dip or Meyer Lemon Mini Parfaits. Or use it as the filling for Mini Pavlova.
- Bake a carrot cake or cupcakes, refrigerate or freeze, then add frosting a day or two before you're planning to serve it.
- Freeze this Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie days or even weeks in advance, then thaw and reheat it in the oven. Delicious with a scoop of ice cream!
- Make and freeze the cake portion of Sugar-Free Strawberry Shortcake and make the strawberry sauce in advance. Then all you'll have to do is thaw the cake, and assemble it with the strawberries and topping.
Which of these gluten-free desserts for Easter and Spring will you be making?
However you choose to celebrate this year, make it delicious!