18 May 2013

Treat of the day: black bean chocolate cake

Black Bean Chocolate Cake 
by Josephine Malene Kofod, recipe found here 
1 cup/240 g cooked black beans (or 1 400 g/14 oz can black beans, drained)

3 large eggs
1/2 cup/100 g sugar
3 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee or 1 espresso shot
1/2 vanilla pod, scraped (I didn't use it as I didn't have it)
1 tsp baking powder
Juice and zest from 1/2 organic orange
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup/50 g dark chocolate 70%

* Preheat the oven to 350 °F/175 °C
* Mix all the ingredients in a blender, except the dark chocolate, until it is smooth and free of any lumps.
* Pour the batter into a parchment lined loaf pan (yes the batter is very liquid), chop the dark chocolate and spread it across the surface, some of the chunks should fall into the batter or else help it with a teaspoon, in order to get chocolate inside the cake as well.
* Bake the cake for approximately 35 min and set a side to cool completely before removing it from the pan.

Bonus info: If you cut the cake into 13 pieces, every piece contains 100 kcal!!!

Its too good to describe, simply beyond words...