Almonds add texture to this rich chocolate dessert, while a cloud of meringue adds an ethereal element to each dense bite. Cherries
figure in at every level, thanks to kirsch liqueur in the cake and the meringue and a smear of preserves layered in between.
Just as cranberries taste good when it's not Thanksgiving and Fourth of July lemonade can soothe the palate year-round, flourless desserts can perform not only at Passover, but also long after the seder. They're a category of sweets unto themselves, distinctly different, but able to hold their own against their starchier cousins.