I have 9 of the best ever Gluten-Free Easter desserts for you to make for your Easter party. Easter is a fun holiday for adults and kids alike but if you have to eat gluten-free finding gluten-free desserts can be a big problem. I’ve taken care of that problem for you.
Here are 9 gluten-free Easter Desserts recipes for you for free right here. I think of carrot cake as the classical Easter dessert so I included my favorite recipe. After all my aunt class carrots rabbit food, which they are. So having carrots on Easter is just natural to me.
Enjoy your Easter with all of the dying and hunting and eating. Happy Easter! Don’t eat too many deviled eggs either.
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Gluten-Free Easter Desserts
1. Gluten-Free Carrot Cake – Real Food Real Deals
Gluten-Free Flour – Carrots – Walnuts – Eggs – Butter – Maple Syrup – Cream Cheese – Coconut
This is what I would call a fairly normal carrot cake except it’s made with gluten-free flour and uses maple syrup instead of sugar in the cake. I guess I think it’s fairly normal because it’s very much like the carrot cake I learned to love when I was growing up. My mother and one of my sisters love carrot cake. I think it’s interesting that my grandmother never made carrot cake. When my Mom got a recipe from my aunt she loved it from the start and never stopped. My grandmother sure never knew what she missed out on.
2. Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars – Cook Craft Love
Butter – Sugar – Egg – Vanilla – Gluten-Free Flour – Powdered Sugar – Food Coloring – Sprinkles
This is the easy way to make sugar cookies that’s for sure. All you do is make the dough and bake it in a 9×13 pan, then frost them and cut them into squares and serve them. So much easier than rolling out the dough and cutting it into shapes and baking. Then doing that over and over again. Hate that, this is the solution. You get the great taste without all the time-consuming work. I like the pretty blue coloring frosting but you could make any color you choose.
3. Peeps Popcorn – Grain Changer
Popcorn – Peeps – White Chocolate Chips – Cooking Spray
Seriously, isn’t the cutest little treat for Easter? You won’t believe how easy it is to make too. They’re really fun to make too. The most fun is watching the poor little chicks melt into oblivion. Poor things, but all the better for me. Make sure to read the tips suggested. Like using a lot of cooking spray on your hands and utensils before mixing the mixture with the popcorn. There is a great tip for storage too. Always store in a paper bag instead of plastic. Plastic will make it go soft and stale much faster.
4. Sugar Cookies – A Dash of Megnut
Butter – Powdered Sugar – Almond Extract – Vanilla – Egg – Brown Rice Flour – White Rice Flour – Potato Starch – Tapioca Flour – Cornstarch – Xanthan Gum
Here are some traditional sugar cookies, except these are gluten-free, with royal icing. Royal icing is the cool icing you see on cookies that goes hard when it’s set up. The cookies and flakey and buttery and you won’t even be able to tell they are gluten-free. Don’t these cookies just scream Happy Easter. Of course, you don’t have to make yours this fancy but if it doesn’t scare you then go for it. They are going to taste good no matter what they look like.
5. Easter Egg Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Seeing Dandy
Strawberries – Wilton Melting Chips – Wilton Chocolate & Candy Melts Melting Pot
Since I’ve had to go gluten-free and have to stay away from the traditional cookies, cakes and usual Easter treats, I try to find desserts that are naturally gluten-free. These chocolate-covered strawberries fill that void and actually a little bit healthy at least. You won’t’ believe how easy and actually fun they are to make. Don’t they just capture the essence of Easter? I think they are so cute!
6. Cereal Treat Easter Eggs – Katrina’s Kitchen
Butter – Marshmallows – Fruity Pebbles Cereal
Did you know that Kellogg’s Rice Krispie cereal is NOT gluten-free any more? It used to be but now it is not gluten-free. So check the ingredients on the box before you buy it. They are not gluten-free because they have a small amount of malt flavoring which is made from barley. Products with barley malt flavoring and wheat starch are not gluten-free.
The good news is that Post’s Fruity Pebbles are gluten-free and with all of the different colors, they can make a cute and easy gluten-free Easter treat. For last year’s party, my mom made the fruity pebbles cereal Easter eggs. They were really easy and fun to make. She just used the Rice Krispie treat recipe but used fruity pebbles instead. She bought a couple of large size plastic Easter eggs and used them for a mold to make them into a perfect egg shape. She may have used some cooking spray once in a while to keep them from sticking to the plastic egg. They were so quick and easy to make.
7. “Egg”-in-a-Nest Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites – Averie Cooks
Peanut Butter – Butter – Brown Sugar – Sugar – Powdered Sugar – Cinnamon – Vanilla – Gluten-Free Flour – Pastel Jordan Almonds
Talk about easy, you don’t even have to turn on the stove or the oven. You don’t even have to dirty the food processor either. You can make these in about 10 minutes or so in a single bowl. These remind me of elementary school. For school, the lunch ladies made these almost every day, minus the almonds of course. The problem was the lunch ladies seriously, no exaggerating made them almost every day. Rare was the day when they didn’t make them. To make an understatement, I got sick of them. But now many years later, I have fond memories and kinda miss them. I think I’ll make these for our Easter party this year.
8. Lemon Cookies Nests – Fearless Dining
Gluten-Free Flour – Almond Flour – Lemon – Shredded Coconut – Jelly Beans – Peeps
These cute little nests are pretty fun and easy to make. You just mix up the cookie dough, mold it around the inside of a muffin pan. Then you bake it and when they’re cool you decorate them. You start by putting some coconut in the bottom, then frosting around the outside edge. Put some jelly beans and a little peeps chick on top. I think the kids could have a lot of fun helping to make these. Making them could be a lot more fun than eating them. Well, maybe not.
9. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Nests – Joy Food Sunshine
Peanut Butter – Honey – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Cocoa Powder – Oats – Shredded Coconut
You can turn your favorite no-bake cookie into a fun Easter party treat. Just mold them into the shape of a nest and put your favorite candy eggs inside. It’s the best of both worlds. Cookies and candy, YUM YUM! They also make a nice object lesson for a homeschool unit when you’re studying about nests. They’re so easy to make the kids can make them themselves. Win-Win.
9 of the Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipes
I found 9 of the best gluten-free carrot cake recipes and thought I would share them with you. You gotta love carrot cake, I do. Truth be known I like the cream cheese frosting that goes with it more. But the flavors of the cake and the frosting together is what really makes it taste good.
I love carrot cake and just because I’m eating gluten-free doesn’t mean I want to stop eating carrot cake. Besides, recently my mom (and my brother and sister) have all gone gluten-free with their diet and I wanted to find a good recipe I could make for family parties that people who don’t eat gluten-free would eat and not notice it’s not gluten-free.
The more research I do on gluten-free diets, the more I realize there are a lot of things people like me on the gluten-free diet can still enjoy with just a little tweaking.
Check out these best gluten-free carrot cake recipes! I included a variety of recipes because, well…sometimes you just don’t have all the ingredients in your fridge for your favorite recipe, and then you need a different recipe.
Enjoy these best gluten-free carrot cake recipes and please let us know which one you like the best.
Best Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipes
1. Carrot Cake – Real Food Real Deals
Gluten-Free Flour – Carrots – Walnuts – Eggs – Butter – Maple Syrup – Cinnamon – Cream Cheese – Coconut
This is what I would call a fairly normal carrot cake except it’s made with gluten-free flour and uses maple syrup instead of sugar in the cake. I guess I think it’s fairly normal because it’s very much like the carrot cake I learned to love when I was growing up.
My mother and one of my sisters love carrot cake. I think it’s interesting that my grandmother never made carrot cake. When my Mom got a recipe from my aunt she loved it from the start and never stopped. My grandmother sure never knew what she missed out on.
2. Pineapple Carrot Cake with Fluffy Pineapple Whipped Cream Frosting – Mamagourmand
Gluten-Free Flour – Brown Sugar – Sugar – Eggs – Carrots – Pineapple – Walnuts – Heavy Whipping Cream – Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix – Vanilla – Powdered Sugar – Sour Cream
This is a carrot cake with pineapple inside the cake and the frosting. So if you’re one of those people that like pineapple in your carrot cake then is the one for you. The frosting is made with whipping cream instead of cream cheese which makes it lighter and fluffier. It has a mousse filling between the layers which is a little bit different than the whipped cream frosting. This would be good for a special occasion since it looks like a little more work than most.
3. Carrot Cake – My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Gluten Free Flour – Applesauce – Carrots – Xanthan Gum – Sugar – Brown Sugar – Eggs – Applesauce – Oil – Butter – Carrots – Cream Cheese – Powdered Sugar – Heavy Cream – Vanilla
What extra ingredients do you like is your carrot cake? It seems to be a subject about which many people are very opinionated. I know I am, I love walnuts in it but no way do I want raisins or pineapple. A survey was done among many friends and here are the results.
Only a few people wanted nuts, but most were very adamant that there were not any nuts. A few like coconut. Some liked raisins but a lot didn’t like raisins. The one thing that most people agreed upon was that there should definitely not be any pineapple. I think that’s really funny considering the recipe for number two above. 🙂
4. Carrot Cake – What the Fork
Gluten Free Flour – Carrots – Shredded Coconut – Pineapple – Sugar – Baking Soda – Walnuts – Eggs – Oil – Vanilla – Cream Cheese – Butter – Shortening – Lemon Juice
Well, the controversy continues. This is one of those loaded carrot cakes. The kind of nuts, pineapple, and coconut. It doesn’t all for raisins but I’m sure you could add them if you really want to. Not me, I love raisins in oatmeal raisin cookies but anytime those raisins end up plump and juicy and swollen as they do in a cake or rice pudding, I’ll pass every time. This cake is meant to be made for a crowd. Easter Sunday would be a perfect occasion. It’s three layers high, only if you make it that way. Ha Ha
5. Carrot Cake – Sacramento Street
Gluten-Free Flour – Bourbon – Carrots – Pecans or Walnuts – Sugar – Eggs – Lemon Zest – Cream Cheese – Powdered Sugar
Now this recipe has got to make you feel good. Just look at the second ingredient on the list. Ha Ha! I’m sure you could leave it out if you want to. It’s totally up to you. When do you like to make carrot cake? Do you only make it for special occasions like birthdays or Easter?
Do you make it anytime you feel like making a cake just because you love it so much? Do you make it because you’re in a rut and don’t have any other cake recipes you know how or like to make? I make it for special occasions because I love it because that’s the only time I make a cake:)
6. Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting – Flippin’ Delicious
Rice Flour – Carrots – Pecans – Brown Sugar – Oil – Eggs – Milk – Xanthan Gum – Cream Cheese – Butter – Powdered Sugar – Vanilla
This a pretty traditional carrot cake with cream cheese frosting but it’s made with rice flour instead of gluten-free flour or almond flour. Don’t be afraid of making a layer cake. They aren’t that tricky to make. The only difference is the pans you bake it in. I have some secrets when it comes to getting the cake out of a round layer pan.
First of all, make sure you use a non-stick layer pan. Then make sure you butter it nice and thick and then get a good thick layer of flour over the butter. After it’s baked I turn it upside down and lay it on the plate or cake dish or whatever you want to serve it on. After it sits there for a few minutes, it should just start to fall out of the pan onto the plate.
After it cools a little gravity does its thing. The reason I like to do it this way is that if you let it cool too much, it won’t come out. So when it gets to just the right degree of coolness, it just falls.
7. Classic Carrot Cake – Evolving Table
Butter – Oil – Sugar – Eggs – Gluten-Free Flour – Cinnamon – Carrots – Pecans – Cream Cheese – Butter – Powdered Sugar – Milk
How long has it been since someone else made a birthday cake for you on your birthday? How long has it been you’ve made a birthday cake for someone else that isn’t in your immediate family? I think someone made a birthday cake for me once or maybe twice since I moved out of the house and my mother quit making cakes for me.
I’m just thinking that might be the case more often than not. I’m thinking that if I were to make a cake for my neighbors, maybe I could make their day. I’m going to try and remember that when their birthday comes along.
8. Carrot Cake with Greek Yogurt and Cream Cheese Frosting – Making Thyme for Health
Brown Rice Flour – Almond Flour – Carrots – Walnuts – Carrots – Eggs – Brown Sugar – Maple Syrup – Oil – Milk – Cream Cheese – Greek Yogurt – Powdered Sugar
This cake uses a combination of brown rice flour and almond flour. Brown rice flour has a somewhat light and airy texture and almond flour is somewhat moister. This way they balance each other out and make a good combination for a gluten-free flour. What is your favorite gluten-free flour to use in a cake such as this? One thing that isn’t forgotten for this cake is a nice thick layer of cream cheese frosting.
9. Carrot Cake Recipe – Primal Palate
Coconut Flour – Arrowroot Flour – Carrots – Pecans – Butter – Eggs – Maple Syrup – Carrots – Pecans – Cream Cheese – Powdered Sugar
After writing about all of these recipes I’ve decided that a carrot cake should be renamed to be a “Whatever Cake”. It seems as though you can put whatever you want in it or on top of it. They can have anything extra in them from raisins, pecans, walnuts, coconut or pineapple.
I wonder what else I could put in my cake that no one would notice or care about. Maybe some zucchini or pumpkin (which I have actually seen). Maybe some chocolate chips? What else do you think I could put in my cake?