11 Absolutely Fabulous Flourless Cakes
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-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 and Pomegranate Cake
Tart and tannic pomegranate seeds perfectly offset this dense bittersweet chocolate cake.
Flourless Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake
Add a dollop of cinnamon cream to this delicious chocoloate and hazelnut cake and call it a day.
Lemon-Olive Oil Sheet Cake
Not only is this lemon sheet cake flourless, but it's also dairy-free. (Olive oil replaces butter.)