Monday, February 7, 2011

black bean chocolate cake

Yes, you read that correctly, it is a cake in fact made with black beans. The joy of this cake is that it has no gluten in it but is still decadent and rich tasting. Although it is gluten free, it by no means is a health food since it is basically a torte. The sugar in the recipe can be interchanged with whatever sweetener you prefer and does not seem to change the cake any so it can be a bit healthier and fewer calories if you so choose. A cup of flour can also be added to the mix to make it more cake like in texture, although it is then no longer gluten free. Though this is called a black bean cake, any bean can pretty much be used.

2 cups black beans (or any other bean really)
6 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup oil/butter
1 cup sugar or any combination of "Sugar"
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp water

Puree or blend 2 cups cooked beans and 6 eggs. In separate bowl combine remaining ingredients then add bean and egg mixture. Blend well, pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes. Frost or serve plain.


  1. Oohh, I would have never thought of using beans for a cake!! I'm going to have to try this just so I can see what it tastes like, lol

  2. Best coffee cake my wife ever made was with white beans.... yum. I'm going to make this cake for valentine's day!