Doesn’t matter if it’s for health, religious reasons, or you just have a taste for something rich, moist, sweet, and concentrated, but sooner or later you’ll need a really great flourless dessert recipe. Behold, 9 of the best!

1. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies


In our gluten-free (and totally flourless) recipe, the flavors are extra-concentrated, yielding crisp-chewy cookies that come across as anything but deprived. Get our Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe.

2. Our #1 Favorite Chocolate (Flourless) Cake

Project Pastry

This recipe, originally from New York City’s Chanterelle restaurant, was published as Fallen Chocolate Souffle Cake in Gourmet in the eighties, before flourless became all the rage. It’s rich, but at the same time light as a souffle. Get Our #1 Favorite Chocolate (Flourless) Cake recipe.

3. Flourless Chocolate Cookies

These dense, chewy cookies have neither butter nor flour but deliver an intense chocolaty richness. Optional: Roll cookies in sugar before baking. Get’s Flourless Chocolate Cookies recipe.

4. Flourless Mango Cake

Chocolate Chilli Mango

“Choose your loveliest, sweetest, most perfumed mango for this moist, flourless cake to get the best flavor,” writes Viviane of Chocolate Chilli Mango. “The banana adds extra sweetness without being sickly and it doesn’t overpower the mango. Get Chocolate Chilli Mango’s Flourless Mango Cake recipe.

5. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mug Cake

Running With Spoons

A bit of coconut flour is the secret ingredient in this luscious single-serving treat that also includes spices, honey, canned pumpkin, an egg white, and chocolate chips. Get Running With Spoons’ Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mug Cake recipe.

6. Flourless Poppy Seed Cake

Chocolate & Zucchini

Chocolate & Zucchini’s Clotilde Dusoulier calls this a “marvelously aromatic cake, fine-crumbed and moist, its every bite sparking an explosion of poppy seeds beneath [your] teeth.” Get Chocolate & Zucchini’s Flourless Poppy Seed Cake recipe.

7. Flourless Tangelo Cake

Natural Noshing

Almond flour and fresh, fragrant, organic tangelo citrus give this torte an irresistible flavor. A tangelo and honey soaking syrup make it beautifully moist. Get Natural Noshing’s Flourless Tangelo Cake recipe.

8. Flourless Chocolate Cake

Fat Girl Trapped In a Skinny Body

A luscious, dense, moist flourless chocolate cake recipe with a twist: a Kit Kat band around the sides, with whipped cream on top. It’s a perfect celebration cake! Get the Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe.

9. Flourless Orange Cake

The Blender Girl

This rich, moist, aromatic cake has five ingredients: oranges, almond meal, agave nectar, eggs, and gluten-free baking powder. Cool. Get The Blender Girl’s Flourless Orange Cake recipe.

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