Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I can't believe it's actually Chocolate Cake!

Gluten Sufferers Unite! This one is for you! I've never seen beans turn into a luscious chocolate cake before, especially one that is moist and lighter than most gluten free cakes. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com, but adjusted it a bit.
( I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar, and will be trying Carob chips in place of the chocolate chips soon)

Incredible Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans (about 1 1/3 cans)
4 eggs
2 tablespoons Vanilla
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray 9 inch round cake pan with gluten free non stick spray or coat lightly with oil.
Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl.
Cook in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth, remember microwaves differ in strength.
Rinse and drain the beans well.
Combine the beans and eggs in the bowl of a food processor.
Process until smooth, or mash beans very well until smooth and then add eggs and mash till smooth again.
Add the sugar and the baking powder and vanilla, and blend till smooth
Pour melted chocolate into bean mixture (you read it right) :)
and blend until smooth, scraping down the corners to make sure chocolate is completely mixed.
Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool
Cut a slice and serve topped with whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts.
Sorry no pics, as the cake disappeared to quickly :) Maybe next time.
As always on this site, the recipe is only Gluten Free if you make sure all your ingredients are Gluten Free.


Country Victorian said...

Greetings in Christ! We are thinking of using this recipe in our next young ladies class for those who are on "gluten free" diet! Thank you for sharing.


Domestically Inclined said...

I'm sure the young ladies will enjoy it once they try it! I was so happy to see the young ladies using their time wisely in learning homemaking skills. God Bless you too!


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