8 Irresistible Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert Delights

Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert

Christmas is when you need to spend most of the time with your family and eat and drink to your heart’s content.

But if you are gluten intolerant or have Celiac disease, then you need to have a special diet at Christmas.

I have listed the eight best Gluten-free Christmas dessert ideas in this article. So, keep reading this article to know some gluten-free desserts you can easily prepare at home and enjoy at Christmas.

Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert Ideas

Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, rye, barley, and other foods like pasta and beer. However, some people get sick immediately after eating food that contains gluten.

Again, individuals with Celiac disease have autoimmune responses to this gluten, which means their body will fight instantly with the gluten like a virus. Thus, it can cause abdominal pain, bloating, anxiety, and many more.

Unfortunately, desserts are usually made from wheat containing gluten and protein. So if you have celiac disease or your body is intolerant to gluten protein, then you cannot enjoy any desserts on any special occasion or festival like Christmas.

Well, you don’t need to worry about it. I have listed some of the mouthwatering gluten-free Christmas dessert ideas below.

1. Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread cake has a fragrance of molasses, cinnamon, and fresh ginger, which will smell like heaven in your home. This recipe uses little sugar and oil and hence good for your body.

Now, let’s discuss the ingredients and preparation method below.


  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • Almond flour
  • You need to grind ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut sugar
  • Molasses
  • Three tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Regular milk. You can switch to soy or oat milk if you don’t like regular milk.

Preparation Method

  • You must whisk ingredients, i.e., gluten-free purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and ground spices (ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon) in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Now, take another large bowl and add milk, egg white, maple syrup, coconut sugar, molasses, vanilla, and grated ginger. Stir everything together.
  • Mix all the dry and wet ingredients. 
  • You need to transfer this batter into an 8*8-inch pan. The pan must be lined with parchment paper.
  • You need to bake the cake.
  • Bake the cake till the inserted toothpick comes completely clean.

2. Gingerbread Trifle

The gingerbread trifle is a gorgeous dessert and can be served as a Thanksgiving meal on Christmas day. The layers of cake and cream will be liked by almost anyone who arrives at your house on Christmas.


  • Gingerbread
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Heavy cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped English coffee

Preparation Method

  • It would help if you made gingerbread cake and vanilla pudding earlier.
  • Whip heavy cream and vanilla extract together.
  • Cut the gingerbread cake into cubes. You must arrange this bread in an eight 12-ounce glass or a trifle glass.
  • You need to add vanilla pudding and whipped cream to the gingerbread cubes.
  • Sprinkle some English toffee on top of it.
  • You must repeat everything until the last layer has whipped cream and English toffee.
  • Refrigerate the glass for almost 8 hours and then serve it.

3. Chocolate Quinoa Cake

The chocolate quinoa cake is a moist and rich cake that can blow the mind of anyone arriving at your house for a Christmas party. No one knows this cake does not contain all-purpose flour, which is quite impressive.


  • Cooked quinoa
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Coffee liqueur

Preparation Method

  • You must combine milk, coffee liqueur, vanilla extract, and eggs, melt coconut oil in a blender, and blend it.
  • You need to blend it till it becomes incredibly smooth.
  • Add cooked quinoa, baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder, and salt to blend it until the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Take an 8*8 pan and add two parchment paper.
  • Pour the mixture into the parchment paper.
  • Bake the cake for almost 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cake and allow it to cool completely.
  • Do the frosting with chocolate whipped cream.
  • Add some chocolate over the top of it.

4. Carrot Cake With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

You can opt for a healthy carrot cake. The rich flavor of this cake is just unique. You can use almond flour to make a nice, tasty gluten-free carrot cake at home.


  • Almond flour
  • Carrot
  • Coconut milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Apple sauce
  • Baking powder
  • Cream cheese

Preparation Method

  • Cut three medium-sized carrots into small pieces and put them in a blender to chop them as fine as possible.
  • Pour the chopped carrot pieces into a bowl.
  • Add eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, milk, apple sauce, vanilla, spices, and salt in the same blender and blend it properly.
  • Add almond flour, dried unsweetened coconut, and baking powder into the blender and blend it thoroughly.
  • Add raisins, walnuts, and the chopped carrot into the blender and blend everything.
  • Stir everything together, and then once again blend all the mixture.
  • Now, pour the mixture into a pan with parchment paper on top.
  • You can use a spatula to even the top layer.
  • Bake the cake until the top becomes brown. You can insert a toothpick, and if it comes clean, your cake is ready.
  • Remove the cake from the oven.
  • Allow it to cool for almost 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the pan.
  • Prepare the frosting. Take a bowl with 8 grams of cream cheese. Beat it by pouring maple syrup slowly into it.
  • Now, pour the frosting on the top of the carrot cake. You can sprinkle some nuts on top of the cake.
  • Serve the cake.

5. Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin pound cake is a moist and tender cake that smells amazing. You can even make mini pumpkin pound cakes for your guests.


  • Gluten-free flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Milk
  • Almond flour
  • Vanilla
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Eggs
  • Bourbon cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation method

  • Add gluten-free flour, half a cup of almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, acceptable sea salt, and ground spices. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Take a stand mixer and whip soft one piece of butter and sugar for almost a few minutes until it becomes fluffy.
  • Add canned pumpkin, vanilla, water, and eggs into the stand mixer and beat everything together for 5 minutes.
  • Add dry ingredients inside the stand mixer and whisk everything together.
  • Remove the paddle and stir the mixture with the paddle. Ensure that there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Now pour the mixture into a pan and bake it at 350 degrees Celsius for almost 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven.
  • Allow the cake to cool for almost 10 minutes, and then remove the cake from the pan.
  • Take 4 ounces of Bourbon cream cheese and beat for a few minutes until it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar slowly into it.
  • You can then add vanilla and a quarter cup of milk.
  • Beat everything together, at least till it becomes thick.
  • Transfer it to the measuring cup and pour it evenly on the cake. Ensure that the glaze will drip the cake from the sides.
  • You can add some chopped walnuts on top of the glaze.
  • Refrigerate the cake for almost 30 minutes so that the glaze set completely on the cake.

6. Easy Crepe Cake

Easy crepe cake is the next gluten-free cake you can easily prepare at home. The layer of crepes with chocolate whipped cream in between and raspberries on top of it is just mindblowing. It tastes fabulous, and you can serve it to guests at a Christmas party.

I have listed the ingredients and the preparation method below.


  • Heavy cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla
  • Rasp berries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Coffee liqueur
  • Cooked crepes

Preparation Method

  • Make crepes in batches and allow it to cool completely. You can make crepes before five days and store them in your refrigerator. Remember, the crepe must be made from gluten-free flour.
  • If you have frozen the crepes, remove them and keep them at room temperature for a few hours before preparing the cake. 
  • Add heavy cream, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, and coffee liquor, and beat the properly in a hand or stand mixer.
  • Now, take a large plate and place a crepe in the center. You can then spread ½ cup of whipped cream over it.
  • You need to continue it in layers, i.e., crepe, and then whipped cream in layers till the crepe is on the top. Try to use at least eight crepes.
  • You can then cover the cake and refrigerate it for almost two hours. It will help to set the cream and the cake properly.
  • In the meantime, using a hand or stand mixer, you can beat the ingredients, i.e., whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  • You can then top it up with raspberries and dark chocolate.

7. Gluten Free Cherry Almond Cake

You can make the cherry almond cake with the help of gluten-free flour. You can use almond flour to make the cake moist and tender.


  • Gluten-free flour
  • Olive oil
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Almond flour
  • Sugar
  • Frozen cherries
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Almond extract
  • Frozen cherries
  • Eggs

Preparation Method

  • Add gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt, and whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Take another bowl and add three eggs, ricotta, sugar, olive oil extract, and almond oil extract. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • You need to pour all the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and put everything together.
  • Add some pitted cherries and then mix everything.
  • Take a pan, lay a parchment paper, and pour the batter.
  • Sprinkle some pitted cherries on top of it. You may sprinkle some turbinado sugar on top of the cake. 
  • Bake the cake at almost 350 degrees Celsius for almost 45 minutes. The top of the cake will turn golden brown. Insert a toothpick, and if it comes clean, then your cake is ready.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • You can top it up with vanilla ice cream and serve it to your guests.

8. Lemon Olive Oil Cake

The lemon oil olive cake has an amazing lemon flavor. It comes from lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon glaze. The cake is quite easy to make. So make this scale and serve your family members and guests this Christmas.


  • Medium grind cornmeal
  • Almond flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • 3 Lemons
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla and almond extract

Preparation Method

  • Take a bowl and whisk the dry ingredients, i.e., medium-grind cornmeal, fully refined almond flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Take another bowl and whisk wet ingredients, i.e., egg, milk, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, vanilla and almond extract, and lemon juice.
  • Pour all the wet ingredients inside the dry ingredients bowl and whisk everything together.
  •  Now, take a 9-inch pan and add all the batter. You can smoothen it with a spatula.
  • You must bake the cake for at least 30-35 minutes until the top becomes golden brown.
  •  Remove the pan and allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Take a bowl and add powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Whisk the two ingredients together thoroughly.
  • You can then drizzle this glaze on the top of the cake.
  • Spread the glaze evenly everywhere on the cake. You can spread it evenly with the help of a spatula.


Most people love to make different desserts every Christmas, like buttery pies, classic cakes, and many more. But if you are gluten-allergic, you may be restricted to certain desserts.

Fortunately, you can make gluten-free cakes and serve yourself and your family and guests. The best thing is they are delicious and have an amazing smell.

I have listed below eight gluten-free desserts that can be easily made at home. Prepare these cakes and enjoy Christmas with your friends and families.


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By Laura

I am a housewife living in the countryside, with a love for butter, German Shepherds, and Mary Martin.

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