If you are on the hunt for easy gluten-free lemon desserts, then you found them!! Lemon desserts are our favorite, especially because we have we have a huge lemon tree in our backyard. With all of the lemons we get, I am always working on new recipes to test out and share
All of these sweet lemon recipes are on this blog. I wanted to make it easier for you to find our favorites by pulling them all together in one handy post that lists my top 10. I welcome you to try them out, or pick and choose what sounds the best.
You may wonder what gluten free ingredients you will need to create these dessert recipes. I have a handy Gluten Free Pantry Guide that walks you through all of the ingredients I use in my own kitchen.
Lemon desserts are the way to get that sweet and tart fix that you crave! Feast your eyes on these desserts using fresh lemons to give you that bold and zesty flavor that will leave you wanting more!
Before I get started, I want to talk a little more about lemons :-). First, let’s chat about lemon peels. The outside of the lemon packs a flavorful punch and adds a new dimension of lemon to your baking and cooking.
How to Zest A Lemon
Lemon zest will give your food a nice zing of citrus. The lemon rind has natural oils that will add bold flavors that can complete a dessert or dinner dish.
Grab whatever tool you want to zest your lemon with whether it is a microplane, paring knife, vegetable peeler, or even a citrus zester. Then in one direction remove a very thin layer of the peel. You want only to remove the colored skin and leave the white alone.
*Note: when you zest to much in one spot and get the white flesh it will give you a very bitter taste, so zest carefully!”
Best Lemon Desserts With Dietary Needs
I will break down the lemon desserts into the following categories so that you can easily find the recipe that fits your dietary needs:
- Gluten Free Dairy Free Lemon Desserts
- Gluten Free Lemon Desserts
- Paleo Lemon Desserts
My Top Desserts Using Fresh Lemons
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Lemon Desserts:
Whip up these Lemon Gluten Free Donuts in the oven or your donut maker and treat your family to a tasty breakfast. These donuts are dairy free as well as gluten-free.
This Gluten Free Lemon Bundt Cake is full of light lemon flavor and even has a lemonade drizzle that adds a whole new level of flavors to this cake. Moist, light, and a perfect way to incorporate lemons into a cake.
You can easily make this cake as cupcakes, or use your favorite bundt cake pan. Make sure you grease the pan well so your cake doesn’t stick!
I can’t create a roundup of lemon desserts without sharing a Gluten Free Lemon Cupcake with you guys. This is a perfect treat for any occasion or any part of the day. A light and fluffy cupcake that has a lemonade icing that has a splash of lemon in it, that just completes these cupcakes.
Gluten Free Lemon Desserts:
Gluten Free Lemon Sour Cream Souffle Cakes are so light and creamy, every bite feels like a cloud that melts in your mouth. The souffle’s puff up as they bake and then fall as they cool, and it gives you a perfect treat to serve up to guests.
If you are on the hunt for a cake, check out this Super Easy Gluten Free Lemon Layer Cake. While it looks complicated with layers, it is easy to make and gives a beautiful presentation. I love the bursting lemon flavor in every bite. This makes a great birthday cake.
I used these cute little layer cake pans to make this cake. (I found mine at Target if your store still has them.)
This Gluten Free Lemon Tart is one of my absolute favorite desserts to make. You have a tangy lemon custard that offers a sweet factor that brings your taste buds to life. It has a gluten-free crust that adds so much flavor to the custard filling.
I love making gluten free tarts, and I highly recommend using one that has a removeable bottom. It makes taking the tart out of the pan so easy!! You can use this tart rectangular pan, or little round tart pans.
No churning required for this No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream. You can truly whip this up in minutes, and then toss in the freezer and wait for it to freeze well. Scoop it up with your favorite cake, or eat alone for a pleasing dessert.
Use a Vitamix or blender to whip up your no-churn ice cream ingredients, then freeze. It is that easy!!
These personalized Gluten Free Lemon Yogurt Cakes are another one of my favorite and most popular recipes. Create single serve yogurt cakes that are not only gorgeous but moist and creamy. Your family will love these if they are a fan of lemon.
I baked these cakes in these cute little mini bundt pans, feel free to use another pan if you prefer.
This Bakewell tart is a cross between a cake and a tart. I had a lot of fun trying out this Gluten Free Strawberry Lemon Bakewell Tart.
You have the mix of strawberries and lemon, with a flaky pie crust base, and then topped with slivers of almonds. This lemon dessert turned out as a huge success.
Make sure you have a 9×13 pan to bake this tart in because it will feed a crowd!
Paleo Lemon Dessert:
Golden Paleo Lemon Bars are stunning in presentation and full of vibrant lemon flavor with that silky lemon bar texture. I used blond coconut sugar in these bars to keep them Paleo, and I love the extra dimension of flavor it added.
I baked this simple paleo bar recipe in an 8×8 baking dish.
I hope you enjoyed all the fresh lemon recipes that I feel are a must-make. What is your favorite lemon dessert?
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