Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Best Chocolate Cake (no sugar, no flour, no dairy)

My daughter wanted a chocolate cake for her 4th birthday this past weekend. I decided to try out something new and my family ALL loved it. Everyone could eat it and everyone wanted seconds. I refused to reveal the secret ingredient! Shhh... I'll share the recipe but don't tell them what's in the cake!

1 can of black beans (drained, rinsed)
5 large eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
1/2 cup honey
6 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Drain and rinse the beans. Place in a blender (we use our vitamix). Add 3 of the eggs, vanilla, and the salt. Puree it until it is smooth... make sure you let your blender work hard to get it smooth... this is the key to a lovely cake texture.

In a small bowl whisk the cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.

Beat the coconut oil (or butter) in a bowl with the honey until light and fluffy (I use the vitamix blender for this but you may also use a conventional mix master). Add 1 egg and beat again... add the second egg and beat again for 1 minute.

Pour the bean mixture into the egg mixture. Beat well (until smooth). Gradually add the cocoa mixture and beat until smooth.

Pour into a greased 8" spring form (or round) pan. Drop the pan several times to allow the bubbles to pop.

Bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes (the top should be rounded and firm to the touch). Apparently this cake is even better after being left overnight.

You can ice this with whatever you like... healthy icing options are endless!!


1 comment:

Jillian said...


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