A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re making a cake that’s totally nuts. No, seriously.
If I say flourless cake, you probably think of something rich and dense and chocolatey. This is no surprise, since without starchy, gluten-y wheat flour, a chocolate cake turns out moister and fudgier and better. Which is why my family, like so many Jewish families, makes a flourless chocolate cake every Passover.