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These Flourless Cake Recipes Make Gluten-Free Desserts Real Easy To Love

Flourless baking has never tasted so good.
08/27/2013 07:00am ET | Updated January 20, 2015

With so much attention on gluten-free diets and recipes these days, flour's been getting a bad rap. We'll defend flour any day -- we're just not going to do that here today. No, today we're going flourless all the way, and that's because sometimes flourless chocolate cakes can be even better than most others out there. We're also sensitive to the gluten-free needs of so many Americans, and are here to point out some great flourless recipes, among the flour-full recipes we also recommend. We're equal opportunists here at HuffPost Taste.

Whether you're gluten-free or simply out of flour in your kitchen, we've got you covered with a whole repertoire of great cakes. Newsflash: flourless cakes can be more than just chocolate. They're great with a hint of citrus like lemon or orange, and their base of ground nuts (almonds, hazelnut, pistachio) adds great flavor, too. Of course you can never go wrong with chocolate, but there's a whole world out there to explore. Here are 20 recipes that will convince you to go flourless for your next cake.

1
Lemon, Ricotta And Almond Flourless Cake
Cakelets and Doilies
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2
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Gimme Some Oven
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3
Flourless Chocolate Whiskey Cake With Chocolate Pudding Whiskey Sauce
Baker By Nature
4
Flourless Orange Cake
A Table For Two
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5
Nutella Flourless Cakes
Bell'alimento
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6
Flourless Lemon Almond Cake
Simply Recipes
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7
Nigella’s Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake
NeighborFood
8
Flourless Chocolate Cake With Almond Frosting And Toasted Coconut
Le Casa De Sweets
9
Flourless Chocolate Stout Cake With Orange Mascarpone Frosting
The Beeroness
10
Flourless Chocolate Almond Cakes
A Couple Cooks
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11
Flourless Almond Honey Cake With Almond Brittle
Always With Butter
12
Chocolate Flourless Cake With Mocha Meringue Bark
Dieter's Downfall
13
Gluten-Free Lemon Almond Cake
i am a food blog
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14
Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake
Zoe Bakes
15
Flourless Vanilla Bean Cake
The View From The Great Island
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16
Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes
Gimme Some Oven
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17
Flourless Lime And Coconut Cake
The Hedonista
18
Chipotle Flourless Chocolate Cake
Simply Recipes
19
Towering Flourless Chocolate Stout Cakes
Half Baked Harvest
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20
Flourless Chocolate Torte
Handle The Heat
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