08/27/2013 07:00 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

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

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
  • 4 Flourless Orange Cake
    A Table For Two
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  • 5 Nutella Flourless Cakes
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  • 6 Flourless Lemon Almond Cake
    Simply Recipes
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  • 7 Nigella’s Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake
  • 8 Flourless Chocolate Cake With Almond Frosting And Toasted Coconut
    Le Casa De Sweets
  • 9 Flourless Chocolate Stout Cake With Orange Mascarpone Frosting
  • 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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