Whether you're 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.
Flourless Rhubarb and Lemon Cake
Like a ray of sunshine in cake form, this moist lemon-rhubarb cake  is certain to brighten your day.
Easter Egg Nest Cake
There's no need to save this Easter egg nest cake  for the holiday; the rest of the year, top it with other candies like M&M's or Reese's Pieces instead of the Easter eggs.
Chocolate-Banana Cupcakes With Coconut Cream
These chocolate-banana cuties  are somewhere in between a cupcake and a muffin — which is to say, less decadent than most recipes.
Banana Pumpkin Caramel Cake
Mashed bananas and pumpkin purée give this caramel-drizzled sheet cake  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  looks impressive but is actually relatively easy to make.
Flourless Chocolate-Cardamom Torte
Keep things classic with this simple, pared-down recipe .
Flourless Chocolate-Lavender Cupcakes
Chocolate and lavender might seem like an odd pairing, but lavender's earthy-floral flavor complements bittersweet chocolate wonderfully. Plus, it goes without saying that these beautiful flourless cupcakes  would be an eye-catching addition to any feast.
Flourless Chocolate Cake With Nutella Mousse and Raspberries
A decadent trio of toppings — Nutella mousse, raspberries, and honeycomb — crown this option .
Lemon Ricotta Almond Cake
With a melt-in-your-mouth texture and plenty of zesty lemon flavor, this lemon ricotta almond cake  is bound to delight.
Flourless Chocolate and Pomegranate Cake
Tart and tannic pomegranate seeds perfectly offset this dense bittersweet chocolate cake .
Chocolate Cloud Cake
Unlike its denser cousins, this stunner has a texture more akin to a soufflé, hence its name: chocolate cloud cake .
Flourless Nutella Cake
Not only does an entire jar of Nutella make it into this cake , but it's also spiked with Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur) and topped with hazelnuts for triple the nutty flavor.
Lemon-Olive Oil Sheet Cake
Not only is this lemon sheet cake  flourless, but it's also dairy-free. (Olive oil replaces butter.)
Whether you mix ground pecans or hazelnuts into the batter, this stunner  is sure to satisfy.