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Bean Dreaming: Black Bean Choccy Cake

I’m always on the lookout for a delicious weekend treat that packs in nutrients but also feels like you’re eating something decadent.

I put together this recipe for a dreamy chocolate cake which ticks all the boxes.  If you’re wondering why it’s because the flour element has been replaced by black beans (which is a popular baking alternative) plus it’s also fatless.  Contrary to popular belief the cake turns out really moist.  The IK taste testers (11 and 9 years old respectively) each had a slice today and loved it!

Black beans are a member of the legumes family.  They contain protein and fiber and help reduce blood cholesterol 👍👍😀.

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Black Bean Choccy Cake

Serves 8


1 cup cooked and drained black beans
3 large eggs
1/2 cup agave syrup
3 heaped tbsp unsweetened high quality cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350f.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth and free of any lumps.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased cake tin.
  4. Bake the cake for  approximately 35 min until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.


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