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12 Absolutely Fabulous Flourless Cakes

Apr 1 2015 - 7:00am

Whether you're bookmarking recipes for Passover, on a gluten-free diet, or just looking to expand your baking repertoire, flourless cakes are a category of dessert absolutely worth exploring. Keep reading for our top picks, including a light-as-air chocolate cloud cake, its ultrarich chocolate-cardamom cousin, and even a few nonchocolate options like a melt-in-your-mouth lemon ricotta almond cake.

Source: Wallflower Girl [1], Eat, Love, and Be Happy! [2], My Darling Lemon Thyme [3], Eat, Love, and Be Happy! [4], Use Real Butter [5]

Flourless Rhubarb and Lemon Cake

Like Spring in cake form, this moist lemon-rhubarb cake [6] is certain to brighten your day.

Easter Egg Nest Cake

Make the gluten-avoidant at your Easter party very, very happy by baking up this Easter egg nest cake [7]. For other occasions, swap out the egg candies for M&M's or other sweets.

Marbled Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe adds tang and visual interest to chocolate cake with a cream cheese swirl [8].

Banana Pumpkin Caramel Cake

Mashed bananas and pumpkin purée give this caramel-drizzled sheet cake [9] a lush, moist texture.

Chocolate Cherry Meringue Stack Cake

Like a giant stacked pavlova layered with chocolate ganache and juicy cherries, this meringue stack cake [10] looks impressive but is actually relatively easy to make.

Flourless Chocolate-Cardamom Torte

Glaze pretty much anything with glossy chocolate-cardamom ganache, and it'll be delicious. Give a rich chocolate torte the ganache treatment [11], and it's near unbeatable.

Flourless Chocolate-Lavender Cupcakes

Chocolate and lavender might seem like an odd pairing, but lavender's earthy-floral flavor compliments bittersweet chocolate wonderfully. Plus, it goes without saying that these beautiful flourless cupcakes [12] would be an eye-catching addition to any Spring feast.

Flourless Chocolate Rum Cake

In a feat of pure pastry magic, all it takes to make this dense and decadent chocolate cake [13] is four ingredients (including salt).

Lemon Ricotta Almond Cake

With a melt-in-your-mouth texture and plenty of zesty lemon flavor, this lemon ricotta almond cake [14] is bound to delight.

Flourless Chocolate and Pomegranate Cake

Tart and tannic pomegaranate seeds perfectly offset this dense bittersweet chocolate cake [15].

Chocolate Cloud Cake

Unlike its denser cousins, this stunner has a texture more akin to a soufflé, hence its name: chocolate cloud cake [16].

Flourless Nutella Cake

Not only does an entire jar of Nutella make it into this cake [17], but it's also spiked with Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur) and topped with hazelnuts for triple the nutty flavor.

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