Black Bean Chocolate Cake

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Okay, so I’m not a big fan of chocolate 🍫.

I know, I know, who am I?

But seriously, if I could choose vanilla every day I TOTALLY would. While I don’t necessarily LOVE chocolate, I AM a big fan of experimenting with “healthy” foods and food alternatives.

Therefore, I’ve experimented with HEALTHY Black bean chocolate cake 🍰. It’s my latest experiment, and it turned out pretty dang good if you ask me- and I don’t even love chocolate!

This cake is moist, chocolatey, and absolutely delicious; Without all the guilt of eating a giant piece of regular chocolate cake! Packed with fiber and good-for-you micronutrients, you wont even notice it has no flour and you made it with beans.

When people hear “black beans”, they usually shy away from using them in baking. I mean, I agree that’s probably not what they were meant for. But as a healthy, high-fibre alternative to using just flour and butter, this cake adds in a little health to the line up of treats and lower-cal desserts. Plus, higher fiber in our diets is extremely important to our overall health, just see my post here.

If you choose to use gluten-free oats for your oat flour, coconut oil, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips, this recipe will be Wheat/Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, guilt-free, and 100% delicious. If you choose to use dairy or non-GF oats, it’s still soy-free, guilt-free, and delicious, don’t worry.

It’s way easier than it seems to bake with black beans (and not be able to taste them in your cake, duh). The most important thing is to have a good food processor or blender. So without further ado (honestly I never read those long blogs before a recipe anyway), here is my version of black bean chocolate cake for YOU:

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Category: snacks, baked goods, dessert

Servings: 24 x 3-inch pieces

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

healthy black bean chocolate cake

Ingredients

  • Wet:
  • 💧1 can black beans
  • 💧2 eggs
  • 💧1/2 cup coconut sugar (or white/rawsugar)
  • 💧1/3 cup honey
  • 💧1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 💧1/4 cup warm water or milk alternative
  • 💧1 tsp vanilla
  • 💧1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Dry:
  • 🌵Pinch salt
  • 🌵1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 🌵1/2-1 cup chocolate chips ("enjoy life" brand has dairy/gluten free ones!)
  • 🌵1.5 cups oat flour (use GF oats if you want a gluten-free recipe)
  • 🌵1 tsp baking powder
  • 🌵1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. First, drain and thoroughly wash your black beans.
  2. Put all the wet ingredients (including your beans) together in a blender or food processor and blend them into a smooth liquid.
  3. Pour your blended wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and add your dry stuff. Mix it all until it forms a brownie/cake batter-like consistency.
  4. Pour into a large (or 2 small) cake baking pan- I sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top too. Bake at 350F for 30-40 mins (large) or 15-25 mins (smaller) or until toothpicks come out almost clean.
  5. Let it cool, cut and enjoy! You can frost it if you want to, it makes it better. I frosted mine after with chocolate honey frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Serves 3" square

Amount Per Serving
Calories 163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7 10.8%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 50 2.1%
Total Carbohydrate 21 7%
Dietary Fiber 6 24%
Sugars 5
Protein 4
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://evlvfit.com/black-bean-chocolate-cake
Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Category: snacks, baked goods, dessert

Servings: 24 x 3-inch pieces

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

healthy black bean chocolate cake

Ingredients

  • Wet:
  • 💧1 can black beans
  • 💧2 eggs
  • 💧1/2 cup coconut sugar (or white/rawsugar)
  • 💧1/3 cup honey
  • 💧1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 💧1/4 cup warm water or milk alternative
  • 💧1 tsp vanilla
  • 💧1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Dry:
  • 🌵Pinch salt
  • 🌵1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 🌵1/2-1 cup chocolate chips ("enjoy life" brand has dairy/gluten free ones!)
  • 🌵1.5 cups oat flour (use GF oats if you want a gluten-free recipe)
  • 🌵1 tsp baking powder
  • 🌵1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. First, drain and thoroughly wash your black beans.
  2. Put all the wet ingredients (including your beans) together in a blender or food processor and blend them into a smooth liquid.
  3. Pour your blended wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and add your dry stuff. Mix it all until it forms a brownie/cake batter-like consistency.
  4. Pour into a large (or 2 small) cake baking pan- I sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top too. Bake at 350F for 30-40 mins (large) or 15-25 mins (smaller) or until toothpicks come out almost clean.
  5. Let it cool, cut and enjoy! You can frost it if you want to, it makes it better. I frosted mine after with chocolate honey frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Serves 3" square

Amount Per Serving
Calories 163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7 10.8%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 50 2.1%
Total Carbohydrate 21 7%
Dietary Fiber 6 24%
Sugars 5
Protein 4
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://evlvfit.com/black-bean-chocolate-cake

For anyone on a meal plan with EVLV fit, one piece is 1 serving of “any” carbs + 1 serving of fats for your day!

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