What Are Some Fun Gluten-Free Dessert Options for a Wedding?

updated Mar 4, 2020
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Q: I love the new wedding section of Apartment Therapy; it has great articles I have come to trust and send to those involved in my own wedding this fall. One question still lingers: What are some fun gluten-free dessert options for a wedding?

Sent by Liz

I have several family members with severe autoimmune diseases that make any consumption of gluten a disaster. I want a traditional wedding cake for myself (playing the bride card), but what are ideas for others? All I have found is an ice cream bar or a meringue dessert of some sort.

Editor: Liz, I am happy to report you have plenty of options for dessert to serve to your gluten-free guests. I would gravitate towards desserts that are naturally gluten-free or can easily be made gluten-free. Immediately desserts of the rich and creamy nature come to mind. The perennial classic of crème brûlée might seem a little a blasé from time to time, but it’s a menu mainstay for a reason: it’s simple, elegant, and undeniably delicious. Panna cotta, for all the same reasons, is a great option as well. The nice thing about both these desserts is you can flavor them to match or complement your cake. There’s also cheesecake, which when made with gluten-free crust is a great option, and pavlova, which brings the drama when built into layers and piled high with whipped cream and fruit.

If you’re a fan of chocolate, I can’t say enough about this decadent flourless chocolate cake.

Kitchn readers, do you have any suggestions for Liz on gluten-free dessert options for her wedding?