Yup! You read that right! Chocolate cake made out of black beans! What the what?! I'm super cereal you guys! It's fabulous. I made this for my bestie's birthday, she has been working with me and has lost 30 pounds! I am so proud of her for chiseling away to let out the goddess she's got hanging out inside! So for her B-Day I decided to make her this super nutritious chocolate cake. Yum-O!
This recipe is pretty quick and easy and so stinkin' worth it!
A can of black beans, drained and rinsed
5 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup coconut sugar syrup (recipe below)
6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*Preheat oven to 325 degrees farenheit, prep a 9" baking pan with oil and a dusting of cocoa powder (not included in the 6 tablespoons).
*Drain and rinse your beans, I like to wiggle my fingers in the colander to make sure there's not any clumps with bean juice hanging out in there.
* Blend beans with eggs in food processor or blender, until liquefied.
*Mix together all dry ingredients, whisk in wet ingredients, and lastly add the beans and egg mixture to the bowl.
*Beat (I used my whisk) until you get everything super incorporated (2 minutes by hand or 1 minute with a mixer).
*Transfer to prepared pan and pop in the oven for about 40 minutes. The toothpick trick still works to test doneness for this bad boy.
*Let cool for about 20 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. It can be a little tricky to get out, so show it some lovin' and wiggle a butter knife around the edge until it releases.
*I waited about an hour to frost.
Per 1/8 of cake:
13.4 g Fat
30.5 g Carbs
9.2 g Protein
Adapted from thevibrantfamily.wordpress.com
Chocolate Avocado Frosting
3 ripe avocados (you should be able to dent the skin with your thumb until light pressure)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup maple syrup, agave syrup, honey, or coconut sugar syrup
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*Throw your avocados and coconut oil into the food processor and blend until smooth, whisk the rest of the ingredients in, incorporating as much air as possible.
*Chill until ready to use.
Coconut Sugar Syrup
4 cups coconut sugar
2 cups water
*Bring water to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan.
*Whisk in sugar.
*Whisk vigorously for about 2-3 minutes.
*Reduce heat and allow to simmer until reduced to a dark brown syrup, about ten minutes.
Have you ever had a black bean dessert? Let me know what you think of using beans instead of conventional flours.