Once upon a time, I embarked on a fun and exciting culinary journey. After lots of failed experiments, I tried this black beans chocolate fudge cake and it was delicious! I seriously could not believe it was so tasty and there was no hint of beans whatsoever. I dare you to try it!
So, I decided to test this recipe on an unsuspecting member of the public( Le Husband). After work one evening, I told him I fancied dessert after dinner and asked if he would be interested. Of course, he said yes, so I went into the kitchen and secretly performed the beanie magic voila! Chocolate fudge cake, crispy on top and gooey inside. After devouring the 'creation' I asked him if anything felt different and he couldn't taste a hint of our secret ingredient.
I later revealed the secret ingredient leaving him feeling hoodwinked (insert smug feeling)! This black bean Chocolate fudge treat cake is a gluten-free and healthier alternative to the usual chocolate treat,children really love it and It is especially great from women during PMS and pregnancy because it is chock full of so many good-for-you nutrients like...
Folate- Great for women's reproductive health
Fiber- Keeps you fuller for longer
Protein-Building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin
Copper- Balances cholesterol and an antioxidant
Manganese- Strong bones, smooth skin and controls blood sugar
Iron- Supply oxygen to blood, brain health and sustained energy
Enough jibber jabber, let's do this!
Step 1: INGREDIENTS
- 1 can of 400g Black beans- washed and drained
- 1.5 teaspoon of Gluten free baking powder
- 3-5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- Half a cup of Sugar can be substituted with sweetener
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of Coconut oil Pinch of sea salt
- 1 egg or flax egg if you are vegan (2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water, leave to soak for 15min).
Step 2: PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius/ 375 Fahrenheit and grease muffin tin or cake pan
Step 2(if vegan)
Prepare the flax egg, by mixing 2 tablespoons of grounded flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water
Put all the ingredients( from the ingredient list) in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth
Scoop mixture into a greased muffin tin or cake tin
Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes till the skewer comes out clean.
Step 3: Voila!!
Looks yum right and I promise it tastes so good too :)
Tippity tip: This recipe will work with most beans!! My favourites so far are black beans and butter beans