3 Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Gluten free diets are becoming more and more popular, as the incidence of celiac disease and gluten intolerance is on the rise. But this diet is also growing in popularity due to an increase in wheat free diets, with many people avoiding foods made with wheat in order to cut down on calories.
There’s definitely something to going wheat free. Cutting down on carbs generally has a big impact on your ability to get toned and trim, and wheat seems to be the worst. You can read more about this in my article, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight.
Like any diet, having the right recipes at your disposal is half the battle. Today, we’re going to focus a little more on the indulgent side of things, and look at 3 gluten free recipes for dessert.
3 Delicious Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
1. Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake – This one is for all the chocolate lovers out there. If you want something really indulgent, this is the dessert for you.
- 1 cup of whipping cream
- 2 ½ cups of dark chocolate chips
- 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 7 medium size eggs
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- Cacao powder for dusting
Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch springform cake pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, heat the cream on low heat until just hot, and melt in the chocolate chips as you whisk. Then add the butter in small chunks, followed by vanilla extract. Remove from heat when smooth and incorporated. Using a hand mixer, beat the eggs in a separate mixing bowl and add in the brown sugar and salt, until foamy. Slowly add the chocolate chip mixture to the egg mixture, beating gently until incorporated.
Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for one hour (until cake sets and starts to crack). Allow to cool on cooling rack and in fridge overnight before serving. Dust with cacao powder when plated.
2. Gluten Free Apple Crisp – For something a little more on the tart side of things, this apple crisp is easy and delicious.