If you’re avoiding gluten in your diet and have a big sweet tooth to boot, you’ve gotta try out some of these gluten-free desserts! Just because a lot of the traditional treats contain this common protein doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some delicious and utterly delightful desserts! No matter what the occasion, you’re going to love these gluten-free desserts and completely forget about this missing ingredient!
1. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Some of the best gluten-free desserts I’ve ever had contained absolutely no flour! And if you love chocolate as much as I do, this flourless chocolate cake will be your next favorite dessert! This decadent treat takes less than a half hour to prepare and then you’re free to relax while you wait for your cake to bake!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pan
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for the pan
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
5 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup crème fraîche or sour cream
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
Heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with ¼ cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat until the butter is melted. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth; remove from heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder; whisk in the chocolate mixture.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until puffed and set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 1 hour. Run a knife around the edge of the cake before unmolding.
Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream with the crème fraîche and confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form. Dust the cake with confectioners’ sugar and serve with the whipped cream.