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8 Absolutely Fabulous Flourless Cakes

Apr 18 2014 - 3:22pm

Whether you're celebrating 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.

Source: My Darling Lemon Thyme [7]

Marbled Flourless Chocolate Cake

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

Source: Eat, Love, and Be Happy! [9]

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 [10], and it's near unbeatable.

Source: The Kitchen Paper [11]

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.

Source: Wallflower Girl [13]

Flourless Chocolate Rum Cake

In a feat of pure pastry magic, all it takes to make this dense and decadent chocolate cake [14] is four ingredients (including salt).

Source: Eat, Love, and Be Happy! [15]

Lemon Ricotta Almond Cake

With a melt-in-your-mouth texture and plenty of zesty lemon flavor, this lemon ricotta almond cake [16] is bound to delight.

Source: Honey & Figs [17]

Chocolate Cloud Cake

Unlike its denser cousins, this stunner has a texture more akin to a soufflé, hence its name: chocolate cloud cake [18].

Source: Use Real Butter [19]

Flourless Nutella Cake

Not only does an entire jar of Nutella make it into this cake [20], but it's also spiked with Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur) and topped with hazelnuts for triple the nutty flavor.

Source: The Chronicles of Ms I-Hua & the Boy [21]

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