Since many traditional desserts rely on gluten-containing wheat flour to achieve a light, chewy texture, there’s definitely a learning curve to gluten-free baking! However, it’s totally possible once you learn a few pro tips like these:
Follow the recipe exactly: If you’re new to gluten-free baking, this is not the time to experiment. Gluten-free baking can be finicky, and it’s important to follow every instruction without making any modifications.
Measure carefully: Adding too much or too little of any ingredient could affect the outcome, so take your time and measure carefully. Consider getting a kitchen scale to make your measurements even more exact.
Let your batter rest: Most recipes will taste a lot better if you let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes before baking. This minimizes grittiness and improves the texture.
Don’t worry about over-mixing: Good news! Unlike gluten recipes, gluten-free recipes usually can’t be overmixed. (They don’t contain the gluten that can get tough if the batter is mixed for too long.)
Best Gluten-Free Easter Desserts
Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
This moist gluten-free carrot cake is easy to make with everyday ingredients, then topped with a blanket of fluffy cream cheese frosting. It's a gluten free cake that has become a favorite spring dessert at our house. You could also turn these into carrot cupcakes for Easter parties.
Lemon posset is an ultra silky smooth dessert that pairs the richness of the cream with the brightness of the lemon! Best of all, there are just three ingredients in this incredibly simple but decadent dessert.
This gluten-free coconut cake is one of the best cakes you’ll ever make! It’s soft, moist and covered in fluffy cream cheese frosting. Plus toasted coconut adds the perfect contrast of textures.My #1 tip for gluten-free coconut cake is to use buttermilk powderfor a light and tender crumb! Keep reading for my expert tips on making delicious coconut cake.
This is one of my absolute favorite gluten-free Easter desserts! This trifle has fresh berries, spongy angel food cake, whipped cream, and sweet cream cheese with a hint of almond. If you’ve been turned off by trifle with instant vanilla pudding and frozen berries in the past, give this one a try!
This dairy-free coconut cream pie is made with a REAL-DEAL dairy-free custard that's thickened with coconut milk and egg yolks. Add bits of coconut, flaky pie crust and a mound of dairy-free whipped topping and you'll be in dessert heaven.
This is the ultimate gluten-free cheesecake, and one of my most popular gluten-free Easter desserts! The texture is smooth, rich, and creamy, and served over an easy, gluten-free walnut brown sugar crust.
The BEST gluten-free vanilla cake you’ll ever make! This cake is fluffy and has a pillowy-soft crumb. Topped with a creamy vanilla buttercream, it’s worthy of any celebration.I tested this recipe dozens of times to get it just right! The secret to delicious gluten-free cake is skipping the butter and using a combination of sour cream and oil instead. Whipping the batter also makes a light and fluffy cake!
This gluten-free key lime pie is the perfect combination of tart, sweet, and creamy. Tucked in an easy gluten-free graham cracker crust, this pie is an easy classic that nobody will guess is gluten-free!
Pineapple upside-down cake is a one of those retro desserts worthy of a comeback! Not only is the caramelized sugar and fruit topping delicious—it’s also so fun to reveal when the cake is finished baking. You’ll delight the whole family!
This gluten-free scone recipe can produce all sorts of scone varieties and flavors. It’s a tried-and-true recipe that creates flaky, light and flavorful bakery-style scones every time! Add them to your Easter brunch spread!
This gluten-free lemon cake is like sunshine on a plate! It’s the BEST lemon cake I’ve ever made! With a light and lemony cake and a whipped cream cheese frosting, this is one of those gluten-free Easter desserts worthy of any gathering!
This gluten-free peach cobbler has a fluffy cake topping and is easy to make from scratch! It can be made with fresh, frozen, or canned peaches, so you can enjoy it at family gatherings on Easter Sunday and year-round.
This is another cobbler recipe that comes together quickly—no cake mix required! Make yours with fresh, frozen, or canned blueberries at any time of year. It's the perfect addition to the sweet treats and other spring desserts at your Easter parties.
This banana cream pie is made with real dairy-free vanilla pudding and is a delicious option for any Easter holiday gathering. Nobody will ever guess this pie is dairy-free! Plus, you can easily make it gluten-free by using a gluten-free pie crust.
This gluten-free no-bake cheesecake is the ultimate easy, decadent dessert. It's rich and cream and —no baking (or heating the kitchen) required!This is one of my favorite things to make when the weather gets hot! It is the BEST no-bake cheesecake I've ever had. A combination of sour cream, cream cheese and whipped cream make the perfect filling and everyone always asks for the recipe!