50+ Gluten Free Spring Dessert Recipes

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Sunny days are here and no occasion will be complete without some of the best Gluten Free Desserts for Spring. Enjoy some sweet treats for Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, or any other warm, sunny day. This collection of recipes features bright flavors, fruity ingredients, and vibrant colors to celebrate the season.

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Favorite Gluten Free Spring Desserts

When the weather begins to warm up, it’s time for some springtime treats. You can still make cakes or cookies or pies. But it’s the in-season fruits and bright, fresh flavors that make them an extra sweet way to complete a spring celebration. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Easter, Mother’s Day, a baby or bridal shower, or any special occasion.

And the reason I love spring dessert recipes so much? It’s all those seasonal ingredients that make me crave a strawberry cake, lemon loaf, or coconut cookie!

What Makes These Recipes Perfect for the Season?

Let’s talk about those ingredients that are the hallmark of this time of the year.

  • Berries: As berries come into season, I can’t resist strawberry desserts and even the blueberries and raspberries that start to pop up. That natural juicy sweetness makes even indulgent desserts feel light and ethereal.
  • Lemon: There’s something about the zing of lemon that adds a little brightness to the palate. Sunny days and sunny flavors go hand in hand.
  • Carrots: It might just be the best time of the year to add veggies to baked goods by enjoying carrot cake. It has a natural sweetness that goes perfectly in desserts.
  • Coconut and other tropical fruits: The flavor of coconut and pineapple makes you think of warm days. Enjoy them separately, like in a coconut pie or pineapple upside-down cake. Or pair them together for a pina colada-inspired recipe.
  • Chocolate: An all-time favorite, it’s always in season, especially in the form of Easter candy that you can enjoy straight from the Easter basket or add to other treats.

Whether you are baking or want to make some no-bake desserts, I think you can agree that it’s these tastes of spring that make your gluten free desserts so irresistible this time of the year! And if you need inspiration for what to add to your holiday dessert table or party menu, I think you’ll find some classic recipes, new ideas, indulgent treats, and even healthier options right here!


The Best Gluten Free Desserts for Spring

Whether you are planning your gluten free Easter desserts, a Mother’s Day menu, a bridal or baby shower, or just want to treat friends, family, or yourself to something sweet, I’m sure you’ll find a recipe or three you’ll love in this collection of spring desserts. Find all of your favorite springtime flavors in these tasty treats. From totally indulgent to healthier options, there is every possibility to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cakes and Cupcakes

It’s the perfect time of the year to bake up some lovely layers, make a classic pound cake, or enjoy cupcakes decorated for the season!

A slice of gluten free strawberries and cream cake on a turquoise plate with a fork and the whole cake in the background.

Strawberries and Cream Gluten Free Cake

Three layers of moist and tender cake filled with juicy fresh strawberries and covered in fresh whipped cream. This classic dessert recipe as beautiful as it is delicious.
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Gluten free white cake with coconut filling and frosting on a glass plate

Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Inspired by Bobby Flay’s recipe, moist white cake is soaked with a coconut simple syrup, layered with creamy coconut filling, and covered with coconut buttercream frosting and toasted coconut. This is a dessert worthy of a special occasion.
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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake for Two

This easy recipe makes two tender little individual carrot cakes studded with walnuts and raisins, and topped with a creamy and tangy Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting. Just enough to share, but only if you are willing to part with one.
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Gluten Free Hummingbird Cake

Enjoy this Southern classic. It's a moist and lightly spiced cake filled with bananas, pineapple, and pecans.
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Milky Way Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll

This moist, flourless chocolate sponge cake is filled with fluffy whipped cream and chopped Milky Way candy bars (be sure to use Milky Way Simple Caramel or Dark to keep it gluten free). Slathered in chocolate ganache, you'll take the classic Swiss Roll to the next level!
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Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake

This lemony loaf is sure to brighten your day. Greek yogurt keeps it moist and tender, and don’t forget the glaze that adds an extra burst of bright citrus.
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Gluten Free Potato Pound Cake with Berries

With a golden outside and tender crumb, this slightly denser cake holds up to a topping of fresh berries and creamy yogurt or whipped cream.
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Gluten Free Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes for Two

Make two little cakes with a mini version of the classic dessert. It is made with simple ingredients and sweetened with a bit of honey for a healthier treat with the sweet flavor you love.
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Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes

Triple the coconut deliciousness make these homemade cupcakes the ultimate treat for coconut lovers. You’ll love the moist cake, creamy filling, and fluffy frosting.
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More Gluten Free Spring Cakes and Cupcakes

  • Almond Flour Cake from Well-Plated – A light, fluffy, and gluten-free dessert made with almond flour, eggs, and sugar. Simple and perfect for any holiday or party.
  • Flourless Carrot Cake from Diethood – Moist and delicious with a delicate and creamy mascarpone frosting.
  • Lemon Cupcakes from Snixy Kitchen – These light and fluffy gluten-free lemon cupcakes topped with lemon cream cheese frosting burst with lemon flavor. This easy recipe has a moist crumb and will be the highlight of your day.
  • Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes from All Day I Dream About Food – Not only are these perfect little cupcakes gluten free, but they are low carb too, with the perfect sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Carrot Cake from My Gluten-Free Kitchen – The best part about this version of an all-time favorite is that it couldn’t be easier to make or serve, as it’s made as a sheet cake. No layers to mess with here.

Pies, Pastries, and Crumbles

Seasonal fruit makes these classic desserts taste extra delicious. Get your butter, gluten free flour, and some berries or even a bit of indulgent chocolate to make a flaky treat!

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Gluten Free Strawberry Crumble

A sweet and flavorful strawberry filling is topped with a buttery, crumbly streusel topping! It’s fresh and goes wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Gluten Free Blueberry Pie

This sweet and sumptuous dessert is made with fresh or frozen berries and an easy homemade gluten-free pie crust! You’ll fall in love with the flavors and textures of this fruity treat.
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Southern Chocolate Chess Pie

If you’re a chocolate lover, this pie is for you! It brings to mind the very best kind of brownie: moist, fudgy and perfectly baked.
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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Made with gluten free sweet buttermilk biscuits, sweetened fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream. It’s a classic made gluten free that’s both easy and delicious.
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More Gluten Free Spring Pies and Tarts

  • Paleo Mini Lemon Tarts from Texanerin – With an easy press-in crust and sweetened with honey, you can make an easy treat and feel good about indulging.
  • Low Carb Strawberry Tart from Wholesome Yum – Only five ingredients in this stunning springtime tart. Made with fresh strawberries and an almond flour crust.
  • Coconut Cream Pie from Mama Known Gluten Free – Sweet and creamy with an easy coconut macaroon crust, vanilla, and coconut custard filling, and topped with fresh whipped cream.

Puddings and Parfaits

As the weather warms up, you might want to turn the oven down, or off altogether. Many puddings and parfaits are no-bake desserts that will keep the kitchen cool!

Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits

Perfect when fresh berries are in season, this is such a simple dessert to whip up. It tastes like a rich and creamy, but this healthy dessert recipe is nutritious, naturally gluten free, and can be vegan and paleo depending on your choice of sweetener.
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Blueberry Maple Mini Cheesecake Parfaits

These are the perfect little no-bake dessert sweetened with only a little maple syrup and lightened up with Greek yogurt. But this healthier treat still tastes rich and creamy.
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Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits in sundae glasses with small silver spoons

Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Parfaits

Creamy cheesecake mousse layered with fresh strawberries and pecans in a low carb dessert. These easy parfaits are a seriously tasty treat.
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Orange Creamsicle Jello Mold Spring Dessert

Orange Creamsicle Jello Mold

A showstopper dessert that is as easy as it is delicious with only a few simple ingredients, but no box mixes. It is sure to be a hit at any party or potluck with its cubes of fresh orange juice gelatin seemingly floating in a sea of wobbly vanilla ice cream.
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Pineapple Coconut Fool

Pineapple Coconut Fool Dessert

Dive into layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream or coconut cream. Light and fruity but still tastes decadent.
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No-Bake Mini Creamsicle Cheesecake Parfaits

Simple miniature desserts that are perfect for any spring holiday or party. Start with a base of almond flour or gluten free graham crackers, add a creamy cheesecake layer, then the burst of citrus curd with a little whipped cream on top.
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More Spring Parfaits and Puddings

  • Lemon Panna Cotta from The View From Great Island – This light and lovely recipe is the perfect spring dessert. It’s no-bake, super simple, and easy to adjust for dairy free and vegan.
  • Coconut Chocolate Panna Cotta from The Heritage Cook – Panna cotta means cooked cream in Italian and it is pure heaven, especially when it is made with coconut cream, coconut milk, and heavy cream. So creamy and smooth, it perfectly complements the chocolate-rum sauce. 
  • Meyer Lemon Rice Pudding from Taste, Love, and Nourish – So creamy, the way you’d expect rice pudding to be, but the flavor is so bright, fresh, and really wonderful.
  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Pudding from A Classic Twist – A simple, decadent, and indulgent dessert that is creamy, delicious, and begging for you to try it. It’s silky and rich, and when topped with coconut whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes, and chocolate shavings, it’s perfect for your Easter table.
  • Cherry Fluff from Mom on Timeout – This easy dump-and-go salad is perfectly sweet, pretty, and pink. It’s a dreamy addition to any springtime occasion.

Easter Candy and Fudge

If you are filling baskets, you need to help the Easter bunny find some gluten free chocolate treats. Making them yourself is so easy and ensures that you can enjoy them safely!

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Peanut Butter Eggs

With a colorful chocolate shell and a rich, sweet peanut butter filling, these easy treats are a favorite Easter candy. Only 5 ingredients, and when you make them yourself, you know they are gluten free!
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Double Chocolate Snickers Fudge

An easy candy recipe made more irresistible with two kinds of chocolate and Snickers candy bars. Yes, your favorite candy bar gets stuffed between a layer of white chocolate and a layer semisweet chocolate fudge for double the chocolaty deliciousness.
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Funfetti White Chocolate Strawberries

Anything tastes better when it is dipped in chocolate, and we all know rainbow sprinkles make everything more fun. Customize these super easy chocolate-covered strawberries for any special day or holiday!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly White Chocolate Bark

Peanut Butter and Jelly White Chocolate Bark

White chocolate bark is stuffed with a thick layer of peanut butter and swirls of strawberry jelly. This easy holiday candy recipe with everyone’s favorite pairing of PB&J is perfect for sharing.
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More Gluten Free Easter Candy

  • Carrot Cake Truffles from Food Faith Fitness – Soft on the inside with a crunchy, sweet candy coating, it’s got all that carrot-cakey goodness that is essential at Easter time, all packed into a delicious little treat.
  • Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Bunnies from Inside Bru Crew Life – These easy treats will disappear in a hurry when you make them for Easter.  Kids of all ages can’t resist a fun holiday treat on a colored stick.
  • Easter Cathedral Candy from Mom on Timeout – This recipe requires only three ingredients and is so pretty. Kids love to help make it.
  • Carrot Cake Fudge from Simple Joy – You will love the secret ingredient that makes this easy fudge recipe taste like carrot cake.  Only five ingredients.

Cookies and Bars

Whether it’s a holiday or another celebration, a gluten free dessert you can pick up with your hands is always a good idea. Cookies are just for Christmas, especially if you decorate them with bright colors or add spring flavors.

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Easy Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Tender, citrusy, and full of tangy flavor, this classic is perfect for any spring occasion! An easy dessert made with a thick layer of creamy lemon filling on top of a zesty gluten-free shortbread crust.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Waffle Cookies

You don’t have to heat up the oven to make cookies when you have a waffle iron. These cookies are perfectly crisp outside with an airy, cake-like texture inside, and that chocolaty icing makes them extra irresistible!
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Monster Cookie Bars

Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, these bars are fully-loaded with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M candies. Even better, you can make them with less than 15 minutes of work and in only one bowl!
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Flourless Almond Joy Cookies

Start with basic flourless coconut macaroons that are made with only coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Then just add almonds and dark chocolate for an easy, delicious, and naturally gluten free cookie recipe that is sure to be a favorite.
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Gluten Free No-Bake Peach Cheesecake Bars

These creamy, dreamy dessert squares pair a light and fluffy cheesecake mousse filled with fresh peaches and an easy gluten free almond meal crust that tastes like shortbread. But no oven needed!
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Coconut Almond Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Flourless Coconut Almond Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate is perfect any time of the year, and paired with coconut in a flourless dessert totally makes these cookies great for a spring day.
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M&M’s Macaroons

A fun and easy way to eat the rainbow. It is one sweet combination that makes these chewy gluten free cookies a flourless dessert recipe that anyone can make and nobody can resist.
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More Spring Cookies and Bars

  • Lemon Sugar Cookies from Fork and Beans – These delightfully sweet cookies are the perfect spring treat for kids of all ages. With a hint of citrus and packed with a soft crunch, they are a must-make.
  • Strawberry Cookies from Life Made Sweeter – Soft and chewy, these make the perfect healthy treat. They’re easy to make in just one bowl and packed with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, coconut freeze-dried strawberries, and coconut oil.
  • Lemon French Macarons from Sweet and Savory – Add some zing to this classic dessert. Easy-to-follow step-by-step directions will guide you to these pretty lemon macarons with zesty lemon buttercream.
  • Lemon Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies from Kristine’s Kitchen – You’ll love these crisp and buttery slice-and-bake cookies. As easy to make as they are to eat.
  • Strawberry Brownie Bars from Pint Sized Baker – You’ll love all the luscious layers, and nobody will guess it’s gluten free. Plus it starts with a gluten free brownie mix and strawberry pie filling to make it extra simple.
  • Tropical Magic Cookie Bars from Boulder Locavore – Classic Magic Cookie Bars turn into a tropical dessert with flavors of macadamia nuts, pineapple, and coconut. Easy to make, chewy, and irresistibly good.
  • No-Bake Coconut Chocolate Bars from Beaming Baker – A decadent and easy dessert recipe for thick, indulgent coconut bars enrobed in a velvety layer of rich chocolate ganache. Made with simple, whole ingredients.

Need to balance out all of these treats? Try some Spring Vegetable Recipes!

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  2. I love how light and fresh springtime desserts are! Great round-up – going through the list there are are least 10 things I want to try, starting with that Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie. Thank you so much for including me!

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