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October 9, 2012 11:41 AM
Bumping for healthy chocolatey goodness!
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October 9, 2012 11:58 AM
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October 9, 2012 12:06 PM
as a celiac this is just the kind of recipe I'm on the look out for. Thanks for sharing!!!
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October 9, 2012 12:15 PM
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October 9, 2012 1:04 PM
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ummm, yeah, I tried it. Not a fan. I don't like sweet chocolate, but this wasn't sweet enough for me. It turned out very pretty though! Maybe if I had had powdered sugar to dust it with it would have helped. But this was not worth the calories for me.

I will try the original version, perhaps with agave nectar...but definitely with some source of more sweetness for me.


i had tried a chocolate thing with similar beans with the same kind of issue, so i was worried about this. if you tried it and had that issue i might skip. i love chocolate, not nesc super sweet, just rich dark deep chocolate flavor which i feel like the white types of beans hide more than black do.
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October 9, 2012 1:34 PM
12 servings in a 9 inch round cake is pretty small What is the total calories? If I wanted to cut into 8 pieces.
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October 9, 2012 2:11 PM
So I made this cake over the weekend... mixed reviews. Some really liked it, others said it was ok but not as good as they would have liked. Nobody really disliked it though. It was heavier than a flour cake, but not as dense as a brownie. A little dry, but not overly dry. I liked it.

I used whole eggs rather than just the whites, and also added some vanilla. I also made a double batch and made a layer cake our of it.

For frosting, I used avocado blended with cocoa powder and xylitol. The frosting was very good!

I'll make it again, but I think I will add some apple sauce as others have suggested to sweeten it a little and add some moisture. I think next time I will also separate the yolks and mix them into the batter, then whip the whites and gently fold them in just before baking. That should likely add some fluffiness to it. I may also add some baking soda, which along with the eggs might lighten it up a little as well.

For nutrition, I made a 9" double layer cake with frosting in between and on all sides. I cut it into 16 squares. About 375 calories each. Good protein too.

I may also experiment with cocoa and xylitol in place of the chocolate chips, making the entire cake gluten, dairy and sugar free, not to mention lowering calories substantially.

Overall, I think this was a good alternative for people with food sensitivities, but it is high in sugar.

Thanks OP and others for the inspiration and ideas!
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October 9, 2012 2:49 PM
Can you post the black bean brownie recipe....it sounds soooo good! Thanks,
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October 9, 2012 2:51 PM
Reminds me of black bean brownies. :D Bump for later!
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October 9, 2012 2:52 PM
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October 9, 2012 2:53 PM
thx for sharing
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October 9, 2012 2:54 PM
yay! bump!
October 9, 2012 2:55 PM
Cake! Must try this :)
October 9, 2012 2:55 PM
I'm too intrigued not to bump and try later!
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October 9, 2012 3:22 PM
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October 9, 2012 3:41 PM
I just tried it....I am doing low-carb so I subbed part of the chocolate for unsweetened and added a couple packets of Stevia in the Raw. Also added a tsp. of vanilla extract and used 2 whole eggs (because that's all I had in the house). I only baked it for 18 minutes and it is definitely done, so I can't imagine baking for 40!! I used an 8" square pan and cut it into 16 squares, and my recipe (I submitted it as Chick Pea Chocolate Cake) came out to 80 calories per square.

The verdict: nice and chocolatey, and I might even sub more of the chocolate chips for unsweetened next time. I had to use a little cool whip to add some moistness and sweetness, but with that on there the dense chocolate cake came to life for me. I will use it again, but will continue to tweak the recipe.
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October 9, 2012 5:07 PM
I just made this. I used 3 egg whites and the whole egg. It was a little dry, but I didn't use any type of frosting. Some fat free cool whip would be great on it. I thought it tasted good and both of my picky kids ate it without knowing it had beans. lol! I topped theirs with Nutella.

I also cut mine into 8 slices and I think it is a little over 100 calories :)
Edited by Kristie18 On October 9, 2012 5:08 PM
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October 9, 2012 5:57 PM
Sounds good, might try this!
October 9, 2012 6:03 PM
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mmm....sounds interesting.
I wonder if the addition of a little coffee to the batter might not be good.

ooh, good call
I may try this out over the weekend
October 9, 2012 6:04 PM
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I just made this. I used 3 egg whites and the whole egg. It was a little dry.

hmm, maybe I'll add a little oil (I'm ok with a few extra calories / fat, just trying to keep the sugar down)
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