For a great dessert or afternoon treat for anyone who is gluten-free, why not try out one of these tasty shortcake recipes? This delicious crumbly cake is sure to be enjoyed by everyone, and with a few simple tweaks can be made into a gluten-free dish that’s perfect for a summer family gathering or barbeque. All of these recipes will be appreciated by anyone in your family, whether they are following a gluten-free diet or not.
Best Gluten-Free Shortcake Recipes
1. Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake
Gluten-Free Palate shares this delicious gluten-free strawberry shortcake that you’ll make from scratch. Topped with whipped cream and strawberries, it’s great for those summer party treats that kids and adults alike will adore. It takes less than an hour to create this beautiful dessert and requires minimal skill or effort in the kitchen. If you are trying to avoid adding too much sugar into the mix, you don’t have to add sugar for the filling, although many people choose to do this to sweeten up the strawberries.
2. Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake
If you are looking for an impressive birthday cake recipe that can also accommodate your gluten-free friends, try out this recipe from Southern In Law. It creates a stunning layered cake with a soft and fluffy vanilla cake as the base. Onto the cake layers, you’ll add whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries to lighten things up a little and to make the most of this delicious fruit while it’s in season. If you aren’t wanting to make a huge layer cake, you could opt for a sheet cake or a single cake using the same recipe.
3. Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting
This cake from Ambitious Kitchen is both grain-free and gluten-free and will make a great centerpiece for your family gatherings this year. The cake itself is made with a mixture of coconut flour and almond flour, which create a moist and delicious base. You’ll top the cake with a dairy-free vanilla bean cream cheese frosting and then garnish the cake with fresh strawberries. While the cake itself may look extravagant, you’ll be shocked to learn that it requires just ten minutes to prep and then thirty-five minutes to cook.
4. Healthier Strawberry Shortcake Bars
For the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, try out these vegan and gluten-free strawberry shortcake bars from One Green Planet. You’ll enjoy the same textures and tastes as the cake, just in a bar form that’s easy to transport to your family picnic or in a lunchbox. This recipe creates a dense and moist shortcake bar that still benefits from the fresh strawberries in the mix. Gluten-free quick oats act as the base for this recipe, and after mixing everything together, you’ll simply bake the tray in the oven for thirty-five minutes before serving.
5. Strawberry Shortcake Banana Bread
If you can’t decide between shortcake and banana bread, Secretly Healthy Home offers you the perfect combination of the two. You’ll enjoy the tastes of both of your favorite cakes in one bite in this gluten-free and vegan dish. If you are wanting something that you can easily grab and enjoy on the go, you can even use this recipe to create banana bread muffins, which are great for meal prepping at the start of a busy week. This recipe uses just one bowl, so it’s also ideal for minimizing cleaning up time after baking!
6. Vegan Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
For another great combination dessert, try out this recipe from Gina Michele that is suitable for both vegans and those on a gluten-free diet. This dish looks absolutely stunning once made, as you can arrange the strawberries neatly around the bowl to make the perfect centerpiece for any summer party. You’ll need just thirty minutes to prep this trifle and then eighteen minutes to cook it, yet your guests will think you’ve spent hours in the kitchen getting everything ready! You can prepare this dessert in advance of your friends and family arriving, and then just leave it in the fridge and remove it fifteen minutes before you are ready to serve the trifle.
7. Gluten-Free Almond Strawberry Shortcake Parfait
Driscoll’s shows us how to make this delicious strawberry shortcake parfait, which proves that you don’t have to miss out on all of the fun when you are following a gluten-free diet. Anyone will love the almond flavor in this dessert, and it’s best served in small glasses to create individual portions. You’ll need just thirty-five minutes to prep this dish and fifteen minutes to cook everything, and it’s not hard to put together in small glasses to create an attractive dessert that kids and teens will love. If you are serving guests for a special afternoon occasion, this would be a great treat to add to your selection of sandwiches and cakes.
8. Momma’s Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Biscuits
Gluten Free & More shares this summery recipe that is a gluten-free variation on the classic strawberry shortcake recipe. You’ll make everything from scratch, but you won’t need to spend more than thirty minutes making this shortcake. For the main part of this dish, you’ll create your own tender biscuits that are great for soaking up all of the strawberry juice. This recipe is also easy to make dairy-free and to do this, you’ll simply opt for a dairy-free whipped topping instead. You can also make the dish with an egg replacement if you don’t eat eggs, so it’s a versatile recipe that can be customized to fit you or your family’s dietary requirements.
9. Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Sometimes you don’t feel like having a massive cake or dessert, so when that’s the case, you’ll love these strawberry shortcake cupcakes from A Dash of Megnut. Your vanilla cupcakes will be filled with a strawberry filling, and then they are topped with whipped cream to recreate your favorite strawberry shortcake in a miniature form. They are a really pretty cupcake to take to a summer party or barbecue since they are so easy to transport when you are visiting family and friends. The cake mixture makes a really dense cake, which is the ideal base for adding your strawberry filling. While cupcakes usually use a rich buttercream topping, you’ll enjoy the homemade whipped cream that’s super easy to make. To make the cream, you’ll just mix sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream which is quick and easy to whip up into a light topping.
10. Paleo Strawberry Shortcake
This recipe from Almost Supermom offers us a gluten-free and paleo strawberry shortcake that is great for catering to multiple dietary requirements with one dessert. The cake itself requires minimal ingredients and just uses coconut milk, honey, coconut flour, salt, vanilla extract, and baking soda to create a moist and delicious base for the dessert. You’ll put the mixture into greased muffin tins for individual portions and then bake them for twenty minutes until golden. There’s also a recipe for paleo whipped cream, which is super easy to make while your cake is baking. Once the cakes are cooked, let them cool before slicing them in half and filling them with your whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
11. Gluten-free Pear Shortcake with Tarragon and Caramelized Pear Coconut Ice Cream
For a gluten-free and vegan dessert that will really wow your dinner guests, try out this stunning dessert from At The Immigrant’s Table. While most shortcake recipes use strawberries, this recipe can be used when you have spare pears in your kitchen as it is packed with fresh Bartlett pears. You’ll roast the pears and tarragon together before adding dairy-free ice cream on top. Everything will be placed on top of your gluten-free shortcake biscuits to create a fantastic alternative summer dessert. This would be perfect for a grown-up dinner party and will cater to a wide variety of dietary requirements with one delicious dish.
12. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake With Lemon Whipped Cream
This vegan strawberry shortcake from Audrey Dunham is easy to create as a gluten-free dessert as well, and the sweet taste of the dish is complemented by the lemon whipped cream on top. Lemon and strawberry combine to create a summery dessert that will be great for taking to your next family barbecue or summer party. It looks really impressive, yet it is so simple to make and requires minimal culinary skills. You’ll create soft oat biscuits for the base of the dish, which are then topped with strawberries and lemon whipped cream to make a complete dessert. Oat flour is a great option for adding to your baking, as it adds extra nutrients and fiber to your dessert while still offering a delicious treat for the whole family. Your guests will love the mixture of flavors and textures this dish offers without you having to spend hours preparing dessert in the kitchen.
Your gluten-free friends and family members are in for a treat the next time you whip up one of these desserts, and they’ll be wowed by your cooking skills. Whether you are looking for a huge birthday cake or a small individual dessert, there’s something for you on this list to try this summer to help you cater to everyone in your family with just one dish.