Hosting the Seder meal this year? These cakes, cookies, and fruit desserts make it easy to forego flour but still end your meal on a sweet note. Keep in mind, some of these desserts do contain dairy, so may not be appropriate for all meals.
Loads of ground bittersweet chocolate and walnuts held together with meringue produce a moist, deceptively light cake with a speckled appearance and intense chocolate flavor.
Claudia Roden calls her almond cake, “splendid,” but we think that’s an understatement. Grated lemon and orange zest and plenty of ground almonds give it a sunny, Mediterranean flavor. You can skip the dusting of powdered sugar, or seek out a kosher-for-Passover sugar.
Light meringue is layered with creamy espresso buttercream and a chocolate ganache in this very French, very delicious cake.
Marcona almonds give this flourless chocolate cake deep flavor and a wonderfully moist texture, while a splash of dark rum enhances the chocolate notes; for a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum.
This Middle Eastern cake is light, fluffy, and soaked in a zesty orange flower syrup. It's a fitting end to a menu of Sephardic dishes.
This dense, luscious cake has a texture a little like
fudge and a little like cheesecake. A small slice goes a long way.
Fresh fruit, juice, and a few pantry staples make for
an alluring and versatile springtime compote.
Chocolatey and moist with a light, crisp exterior, this flourless cookie is an excellent showcase for high-quality chocolate.
Serve this pretty dessert soon after assembling it and
you'll get bits of crunchy caramel with the orange slices. Or, let it sit for a
couple of hours and the caramel dissolves and blends with the orange
juices to make a toasty syrup.
Dried cherries and toasted almonds are folded into a caramel topping
and then drizzled over this chocolate cake, giving it a crisp (think peanut brittle)
Poaching the pears keeps the fruit moist and tender and the flavor pure and elemental. It makes for an deceptively simple, elegant dessert.
Abby Dodge calls this rich, dense cake one of her "emergency chocolate desserts." One taste and we guarantee you'll make it not only during Passover, but year-round.
Dainty coconut meringue swirls add extra sweetness to an already sweet, refreshing salad.
This cross between a brownie and a cake is “almost” flourless because it uses a slice of stale bread in the batter, but that addition can easily be eliminated for Passover.
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