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 If you’re wondering why it’s because the flour element has been replaced by black beans (which is a popular baking alternative) plus it’s also fatless.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 👍👍😀.
Black Bean Choccy Cake
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
- Preheat the oven to 350f.
- Blend all of the ingredients until smooth and free of any lumps.
- Pour the batter into a greased cake tin.
- Bake the cake for approximately 35 min until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.