Monday, July 23, 2007

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake


Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake
2 cans Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
In food processor, add beans, eggs, sugar, and baking powder and process until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Add melted chocolate chips and process until incorporated. Grease 2-9 in pans or 1-9x13 pan and pour in batter. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes for the 9 in and 35 minutes for the 9x13, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I admit, I was a little skeptical about this recipe when I first saw it. Our blogging friend Michelle at Gingham World posted it here.
But yesterday I was feeling adventurous and just happened to have garbanzo beans on hand. Can I just tell you, YUM! This cake is moist and chocolatey and without even a hint of bean taste. Plus, no expensive obscure flours to try to find. I made the Coconut Pecan Frosting too, just cause I was feeling like it and it worked out so well.
Note: When you open a can of garbanzo beans, they will smell funky. You're just going to have to trust me on this, it won't taste like that smell. And, if you aren't used to eating beans, and this will be hard, don't eat 5 pieces of this cake in one sitting. Again, trust me.

9 comments:

liz said...

great shot- I so need to try this one quick!
and thanks for the little tips at the end ;=)

thanks michelle, for the recipe!!!

Christina said...

Looks sooo yummy. You guys rock with great gluten free recipies! When is your cookbook coming out???

Lindsey said...

WOW!! I have been wondering about that recipe. But, since I trust you....maybe I'll make it sometime even though we don't need to eat gluten-free.

Great pic, Melony.

Kristy said...

I love the tidbit at the end, classic! Looks delicious.

Annie Elizabeth said...

Sound yummy!

michelle said...

Warning especially for Liz! Have hubby open, drain and rinse the beans for you because they do not smell funky, they stink! I speak from experienc as someone who has made this as a prego preson! But do persevere because it really will be worth it. I love this cake because there is so little guilt factor,I mean garbanzo beans are good for you right?! Glad you liked it Melody!

~Kat~ said...

this was easier to make than any gluten filled boxed cake mix ever was and holy-moly it was DELICIOUS! Ours petered out a bit and turned into fabulous thick dense brownies BUT I can now see my favorite "potluck dessert" in the future... maybe by adding espresso (mocha) it will turn into our new favorite grown up party dessert!

Snorkelgirl said...

I just had this cake last night and it was wonderful... so I was looking for the recipe... thanks for posting it.

Do you drain the beans or use the liquid? Also, what is the frosting you have on it.?

Meggen said...

Oh my goodness, this was fabulous!!!!! I plan on making this and bringing it to my non-gluten friends! ;)