Allergy-friendly desserts for those who might find it difficult to eat dessert, with so many desserts containing wheat, butter, nuts and eggs
Find allergy-friendly desserts for those who might find it difficult to eat dessert, with so many desserts containing wheat, butter, nuts and eggs. It can be difficult for those suffering from a food allergy or a food intolerance to find a satisfying end to their meal.
Not anymore. We've picked out our best allergy-friendly desserts that everyone can enjoy, whether they are suffering from a gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance, or are allergic to nuts or even eggs. We don't see why anyone should have to miss out on dessert. A few substitutions work wonders in these easy recipes, which we've clearly labelled so you can find the recipes that work for you. Try food writer Katy Salter's dairy free lemon meringe cake, which looks spectacular but is secretly dairy free. Make a sticky lemon cake, which uses mashed potato to make it gluten free. Or go for easy but impressive elderflower raspberry jellies, which are gluten, dairy, egg and nut free, but you won't even think about that as they just work brilliantly as they are.
Even if you don't have any allergies but are just trying to find some healthy alternatives to your regular desserts, we've got the cakes, bakes, tarts, sorbets and sweets for you. If you're trying to cut down on refined sugar, we have some natural treats for you like delicious rose-baked plums, which are nature's dessert.
This gluten free and dairy free chocolate orange cake recipe is deceptively light, but a real treat.
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Allergy-Friendly Dessert Recipes
This simple and refreshing berry iced yogurt is gluten free, dairy free and low sugar.
Dairy Free Lemon Meringue Cake
Food writer Katy Salter's dairy free lemon meringue cake looks spectacular but is secretly dairy free. No one would even guess. See the dairy free lemon meringue cake recipe.
Sticky Lemon Cake
Potato might seem like an unusual ingredient for a cake, but it tastes great in this sticky lemon cake recipe. Full of vitamin C, potassium and fibre, this moist and citrusy bake is gloriously gluten-free and not too calorific either.
Strawberry Mousse Tart
Bright with strawberry flavour, this allergy-friendly strawberry moussse tart is light and delicious. It's free from gluten, dairy and eggs, but even those without allergies will love it too!
Honey and Rose-Baked Plums
The exotic Middle Eastern flavours of this honey and rose-baked plums recipe make a really lovely, fragrant pudding that's free from gluten and eggs. This recipe would also work well with fresh nectarines or peaches, particularly if they're a little overripe.
Vanilla Almond Cake
This vanilla almond cake is wheat-free, dairy-free and egg-free but still packed with flavour.
Elderflower Raspberry Jellies
If you happen to be having a dinner party with guests who suffer from all different kinds of allergies, then this elderflower raspberry jellies recipe is for you. Light and refreshing, it's free from gluten, egg, nuts, AND dairy.
Pecan Buttermilk Cake with Blueberries
For a cake that's pretty as a picture and gluten free, try this pecan buttermilk cake with blueberries recipe.
Rosewater and Pistachio Pavlova with Strawberries
If you're looking for a stunning gluten-free bake for a special occasion, try this rosewater and pistachio pavlova recipe that is finished off with a beautiful scattering of rose petals.
Chia, Date and Walnut Slice
This easy-to-make chia, date, and walnut slice recipe uses the ancient supergrain seed, chia, which is high in Omega fats, protein and fibre, and adds a lovely crunch to bakes. Wheat-free and delicious!
Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
This raspberry buttermilk cake is a fabulous wheat-free cake that's perfect for special occasions!
Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Brownies
These moreish chocolate brownies are free from gluten, wheat and dairy.
Orange, Honey and Almond Cake
This orange, honey and almond cake recipe is simple to make, gluten-free and delivers authentic Middle Eastern flavour.
Lychee and Lime Sorbet
Made with just two ingredients, this lychee and lime sorbet is a simple Chinese dessert recipe that's both fragrant and refreshing. Plus, no ice-cream maker required!
Caramelised Pear and Buckwheat Pudding Cake
This impressive carmelised pear cake recipe made with buckwheat flour has a nutty flavour that complements the caramelised pears perfectly. Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but dark-coloured buckwheat flour contains the protein-heavy husk and will leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Chestnut Cake with Purple Berries
This chestnut cake recipe contains chestnut flour. Most nuts are high in good fats, but chestnuts contain far less calories. They're also high in fibre and vitamin C, making it a great gluten-free alternative to wheat flour.
Good-For-You Lemon Cheesecake
Cheesecake doesn't have to be the reserve of the gluten-eating population. We love this lemon cheesecake recipe made with low-fat ricotta cheese, minus the biscuity base. It tastes fabulous and it's good for you - surely the best combination?
Mango with Lime Syrup and Sorbet
This mango with lime syrup and sorbet recipe is the ideal allergy-friendly dessert and it couldn't be easier to make, just make sure that the sorbet you buy is dairy-free!
Coconut Lilac Tapioca
These pretty coconut lilac tapioca pots are gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free. Perfect for a dinner party, they make a very elegant end to a meal.
Victoria Glass' Lotus Flower Wedding Cake
Just because you can't eat gluten doesn't mean that you should miss out on wedding cake! This lotus flower wedding cake recipe is the embodiment of luxury and indulgence - and it's gluten-free!
Such a simple dessert recipe, this syllabub berries recipe tastes like a slice of summer and is gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free.
Chocolate Molten Cakes
A great option for dairy-free or vegan guests, these chocolate molten cakes make an elegant dinner party dessert.
Friands with gooseberry and hazelnut
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Semifreddo with grilled peach, pistachio and amaretto
Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert. We've given it a warm, boozy kick that goes perfectly with an after-dinner coffee.
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The Queen was photographed with a walking stick as she headed out with daughter, Princess Anne
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