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Gluten-Free

By and large, my way of tackling gluten-free baking is simply to exclude flour altogether. And the cakes that result make no apologies for the omission – they stand proudly in their own right and have more than earned their places in my cooking repertoire, as they should in yours.

Chocolate cakes in particular lend themselves to flourless variations – giving a melting, fudgy and damply rich texture. Both my Flourless Chocolate Brownies With Hot Chocolate Sauce and Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake With Margarita Cream are perfect for dessert – their luxuriousness being just the thing for an after-dinner treat. Likewise my Chocolate Olive Oil Cake which, despite having originally been made with a gluten and dairy intolerant dinner guest in mind, I am now proud to serve to all and sundry, especially with some fresh berries and cream alongside.

Another of my dinner party fallbacks is Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake – very rich and very decadent – and very much gluten-free by virtue of its chewy marshmallowy meringue base.

Nutella Cake takes advantage of the richness of the cocoa and hazelnut spread that gives it its name to produce a moist but very easy-to-make gluten-free treat. And how about Chocolate Cloud Cake – a damp fallen centre filled with softly whipped orange scented cream – to make your cares float away?

Citrus flavours rightfully take centre-stage with my Clementine Cake, whose wonderful dense dampness is provided by ground almonds. Likewise Lemon Polenta Cake – which, incidentally, can be made dairy-free as well as gluten-free by substituting 150ml light and mild olive oil for the 200g of butter. Just be sure to check that your baking powder is gluten-free, please. Citrus and almonds are joined by rubied rubble in my Pomegranate Jewel Cake and even the humble apple gets a look in with Apple and Almond Cake, which tastes so buttery it is hard to believe it is in fact as dairy-free as it is gluten-free.

Dried fruit and spices make for a exquisitely squidgy and festive Gorgeously Golden Fruit Cake – a fresh, gluten-free alternative to the traditional Christmas Cake. And there’s also my Christmas-Spiced Chocolate Cake – think Chocolate Cloud Cake but with a seasonal twist. Though this cake is most definitely for life, not just for Christmas.

Apple and Almond Cake
Photo by James Merrell
Apple and Almond Cake
By Nigella
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Chocolate Chestnut Refrigerator Cake
Photo by Francesca Yorke
Chocolate Chestnut Refrigerator Cake
By Nigella
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Chocolate Cloud Cake
Photo by Francesca Yorke
Chocolate Cloud Cake
By Nigella
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Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake
Photo by James Merrell
Chocolate Meringue Truffle Cake
By Nigella
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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
By Nigella
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Christmas-Spiced Chocolate Cake
Photo by Lis Parsons
Christmas-Spiced Chocolate Cake
By Nigella
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Image of Nigella's Clementine Cake
Photo by Jonathan Lovekin
Clementine Cake
By Nigella
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Flourless Chocolate Brownies With Hot Chocolate Sauce
Photo by Lis Parsons
Flourless Chocolate Brownies With Hot Chocolate Sauce
By Nigella
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Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake With Margarita Cream
Photo by Lis Parsons
Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake With Margarita Cream
By Nigella
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Gluten-Free Apple and Blackberry Pie
Gluten-Free Apple and Blackberry Pie
By Nigella
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Image of Nigella's Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Photo by Nigella Lawson
Gluten-Free Banana Bread
By Nigella
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Gorgeously Golden Fruit Cake
Photo by Lis Parsons
Gorgeously Golden Fruit Cake
By Nigella
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Lemon Polenta Cake
Photo by Lis Parsons
Lemon Polenta Cake
By Nigella
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Nutella Cake
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Nutella Cake
By Nigella
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Pomegranate Jewel Cake
Pomegranate Jewel Cake
Photo by James Merrell
Pomegranate Jewel Cake
By Nigella
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Image of Nigella's Venetian Carrot Cake
Photo by Lis Parsons
Venetian Carrot Cake
By Nigella
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Chick-Pea Chocolate Cake
By peanutt7
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Recipe by SophieSophieSophie

Chocolate & Almond Cake
By SophieSophieSophie
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Easy Gluten-Free Cupcakes (Eton Mess)
By GERRANCE
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France's Flourless Chocolate Cake
By megg
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Gluten Free Banana and Cherry Loaf
By corrina
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Gluten Free Biscuits, Lemon Shortbread
By cake_eater
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Gluten Free Dime Bar Crunch
By mummyof2
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Gluten and Wheat Free Cinnamon Raisin Muffins
By sage
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Log
By tatertot
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Happy Fruit Cake
By Violet
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Luscious Lemon Tart
By Priesty
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Super - Duper Gluten - Free Chocolate Cupcakes
By SorchaCarville
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Sweet Gluten Free Bread
By PurpleGirl
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