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My Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Dessert Recipes


If chocolate be the music of love, play on. Wait. Is that how it goes? Now I'm not sure. It might actually be... the food of love. And more about music. And not about chocolate at all. Maybe ole Will wasn't a big fan of chocolatty goodness. Or over-the-top gushy prose regarding all things edible. But I'm not Will. Or a musician. But I do love dessert. 

So let's celebrate, shall we? 

And let's do it with chocolate.

Because some of us, ahem, simply must have chocolate if we're going to party.

Party worthy: Gluten-Free Chocolate Layer Cake from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess



Looking for a classic Devil's Food style chocolate layer cake? This one is midcentury retro cool. Gluten-free and dairy-free dense chocolate deliciousness. And did I mention, frosting? A birthday cake, party cake, everything cake- to the rescue. Find the recipe here: Gluten-Free Chocolate Layer Cake.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


This fudgy dark chocolate brownie recipe has been a family favorite now for years. We make it every week. Sometimes we add nuts. Or extra chocolate chips. For the holidays we might add a touch of peppermint.

We wrap and freeze leftover brownies for easy, on the go treats. Topped with ice cream, they are company worthy dessert. We make them with melted dark chocolate sometimes, and cocoa powder as well. Both versions are delectable. Find the recipes here: Gluten-Free Goddess Dark Chocolate Brownies.


Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


Sometimes you need a cupcake. And it has to be chocolate. These are gluten-free and dairy-free. And they remind me of Devil's Food cake. We love 'em with coffee laced frosting on top (shown). But you can frost these baby cakes with all kinds of flavors- vanilla, peppermint, chocolate. Go crazy. Find the recipe here: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes.


Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudgy Brownies Cupcakes from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


These fudgy chocolatty brownie cupcakes remind us of flourless chocolate cake. Tender in the middle with lovely cracked crusty tops. Easy to make, wrap and freeze, these gems are a perfect sweet treat for families on the go. Find the recipe here: Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes.


Gluten-Free Mexican Sundae with Fudge Sauce from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


Make a Mexican Chocolate Fudge Sauce and create a company worthy dessert with a slice of Flourless Chocolate Cake or a Dark Chocolate Brownie. Homemade fudge sauce is rich and wonderful, and adds a layer of yum to ice cream and cake recipes. And did I mention- it's dairy-free?Find the recipe at: Mexican Hot Fudge Sundae.


Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cake from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


A rich and decadent chocolate cake that tastes like a candy shoppe truffle. I'm not kidding. The butter in this recipe is why. Beyond delicious. And nary a guest will miss the gluten. They'll beg you for the recipe. Find it here: Karina's Chocolate Truffle Cake.


Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


Karina's best loved (practically famous) party worthy Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe is one of the easiest gluten-free desserts you'll ever bake. Thanks to a tip from Bobby Flay. Find it here: Flourless Chocolate Cake.


Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Layer Bars from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


Two versions of this gluten-free Hello Dolly style layer bar are on this blog. One with dairy, one without. Both are fabulous. I mean, when you start with chocolate, coconut and almonds- how can you go wrong? We call these Nirvana Bars in our family. You'll see why. Find the recipe at: Nirvana Chocolate Coconut Layer Bars.



Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Sorbet from Karina, Gluten-Free Goddess


Craving a dark chocolate dessert but don't feel like baking? Churn this delightful sorbet and kick your shoes off to watch the fireflies. It's gluten-free and dairy-free. Find the recipe here: Dark Chocolate Sorbet.


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Karina's New Cottage Style Granola

A tasty new granola recipe for the coming Winter season? Yes! Our latest, easiest, crave worthy homemade granola recipe is a veritable breeze to make. And it's endlessly customizable. Add dried coconut, cashews, nuts, seeds or dried berries to your cereal loving heart's content. Use our favorite spice blend (pumpkin pie), or substitute your own preference. In fact, our combo of pure maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar is so delicious, you may decide, as we often do, to leave the spices out. It's THAT good. All you need is a sturdy sheet pan/cookie sheet.  And an oven, of course.  You know, to bake it in. Your house will smell like a cottage bakery. Cheers--- and please be safe out there! Karina xo

Gluten-Free No-Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa Flakes

Have I got a Faux for you. My last cookie post stirred up a veritable stew of feelings. From oat-loving high fives and boogie till the cows come home oatmeal cookie bliss, to very sad, That's okay, I'll sit this one out in the corner moping. Because oatmeal? It's not for everyone. Apparently, oats can sometimes be unkind to certain sensitive celiac tummies. They are high in fiber. Which messes with some folks.  And others  believe the trouble starts with its globulin or legume-like protein called avenalin. Some think it's the "soluble" fiber factor. Other gluten-free diet centrics believe that the prolemine in oats called avenin triggers a celiac-like response. Or that oats are too often contaminated during the harvesting process. The debate rages on. And I'm no scientist, I'm sorry to tell you, so I'll sit this one out.  But that does not mean, Darling, that I am not motivated to figure out an alternative to oats in such a class

Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crusts for the Holidays

Feel like baking up something delicious for the coming holiday season? Try these easy gluten-free pie crust recipes. They'll work for all kinds of fillings- from key lime custard to pumpkin, cheesecake to chocolate chiffon. And the nifty part is- they're dairy-free as well as gluten-free. Note: If you love baking with butter and dairy, simply use your preferred dairy choice. Subs are noted. Keep your taste buds happy, folks. Cheers, Karina xo

Gluten-Free Baking Tips + Substitutions

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Gluten-Free Goddess Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ah, flourless chocolate cake. The perfect rich dessert. Forgive the hyperbole. But I just can't help it. This is rich, sexy chocolate deliciousness on a plate. And such an easy recipe, especially if you use a food processor to do the work. Serve this to non-gluten-free folks with no apologies. None. Zip. Nada. And for gluten-free folks? Hand out seconds (we deserve it, don't we?). And the best part is- the recipe is inherently gluten-free and wheat-free. Always has been. No substitutions. No funny stuff. This is the same flourless chocolate cake I've been making for decades. It never contained flour. The only thing I've tweaked post-celiac diagnosis is adding more coffee and vanilla. Just because. And PS: See below why I make this recipe in a food processor- thanks to Bobby Flay. Karina xo

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Praline in Coconut-Pecan Crust

This dairy-free gluten-free recipe is worth the effort. Especially if you are gluten-free AND vegan. Plan to make it a day ahead. Don't let yourself succumb to pumpkin spice burn-out just yet, Babycakes. Because this luscious vegan pumpkin praline pie (with coconut pecan crust!) is worth your renewed optimism. Your regained enthusiasm. Your re-ignited cravings for something autumnal and luxurious. This isn't your ho-hum standard recipe with evaporated milk and a frozen pie crust. This pie is radical. Dairy-free. Gluten-free. Gorgeous. Delicious. Yep. Love, Karina xox

Gluten-Free Goddess Bread Recipe - dairy-free and rice-free, too

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