Flourless chocolate and pear cake

Flourless cake recipes

Bake our fabulous flourless cakes using substitutes such as ground almonds and polenta. Choose from gluten-free lemon drizzle cake, gooey chocolate flavours and much more.

89 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche

1 hr
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27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This gluten-free, flourless citrus cake is made using polenta and ground almonds. Serve with lemon drizzle icing and creamy mascarpone for an indulgent dessert

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try this versatile strawberry and pistachio cake made with olive oil and polenta or cornmeal. Perfect for afternoon tea or dessert, it’s also gluten-free

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat someone to this flourless chocolate cake. It’s ideal for anyone following a gluten-free diet, and makes an irresistable dessert with fresh berries

1 hr and 55 mins
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169 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Prunes, Marsala and dark chocolate – a marriage made in heaven. It may sink and crack as it cools, but this is part of its charm

1 hr and 10 mins
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6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A gluten-free light bake that uses polenta in place of flour and orange blossom to flavour a drizzle syrup

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A beautiful, moist gluten-free cake packed with zingy citrus flavours, wonderful for Christmas

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
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14 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This rich, gluten-free cake makes a perfect dinner-party dessert

24 hrs and 30 mins
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12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Add some citrussy zing to your baking with this orange olive oil cake, topped with a rosemary and cardamom drizzle. It's gluten-free and super delicious

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
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75 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A tasty cake with no added fat or sugar - try it to believe it. Plus it's easily made gluten-free

1 hr and 15 mins
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This hybrid brownie chocolate cake by John Whaite is a bold party bake. The toffee spikes transform it into a professional-standard dessert

1 hr and 55 mins
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14 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This gluten-free apple cake swaps flour, refined sugar and butter for ground almonds, agave syrup and olive oil – and it’s gorgeous

50 mins
Easy
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Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These luxurious bars are based on a classic flourless cake, so they're rich and light in equal measure

55 mins
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20 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An unbelievably moist and yummy dessert

2 hrs and 30 mins
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4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A zesty, gluten-free cake that uses crème fraîche instead of butter, from Mary Cadogan's blog

55 mins
Easy
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17 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Black beans replace the flour in these gluten-free, fudgy and intensely chocolatey treats with a subtle tingle of chilli

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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