Black Bean Chocolate Cake

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    This was for the diabetic in my life.

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    Not bad for a first attempt. It's no- flour. One can of black beans, rinsed and pureed, 5 eggs, maple syrup, shortening, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and a little salt.

    I thought it was a little more dry than I like, but then the recipe called for baking chocolate too that I didn't have. I didn't frost it. The recipes claim you can't taste the beans, and I agree.

    This was actually pretty good. I think next try will have some monk fruit sweetener to sweeten it up a little more, and maybe increase the shortening a little bit.

    We had chickpea spaghetti the other night too. Not too bad, but I thought it was a little gummy. For sauce, sautéed mushrooms and walnuts, in olive oil, with garlic.
     
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    Thanks. As it is, it won't win "The Great British Bake Off"! But it is actually quite good, and if I hadn't left out the frosting and extra baking chocolate, I think it would have been even better.
     
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    Interesting recipe’s … I have seen cup microwave cake and brownie recipes haven’t tried them yet - on you tube..
    I like black beans will give it a try some time.
     
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    This is the recipe that I used.

    https://stayathomesarah.com/black-bean-chocolate-cake-recipe/

    I substituted butter-flavored crisco instead of coconut old, because I had it on hand.

    I don't know why I thought it called for baking chocolate. I don't see it now.

    I'd like to try making it with coconut oil, and some sort of diabetic-friendly frosting too,
     
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    Thank you Daniel for the link. I use Splenda sugar sun.
    Alrighty nice … that is my kind of recipe easy fast . Just add whip cream. Yumm..
     
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    That turned out well, didn’t it mate. Chapeau.
     
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    I made this again today, with two changes.

    First, I used black beans that I soaked and cooked myself, instead of canned beans. I used a full 15 ounces by weight, which was 2 cups in a glass measuring cup. That was more than the recipe stated.

    Also, I bought coconut oil, which I used instead of the shortening.

    This time, the cake was lighter and moister. I thought it was really a good chocolate cake. This is a very good cake.

    It's still hard to believe it's made from beans!
     
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    Oh mate, that sounds like an interesting and tasty adjustment; it’ s the way my Bride cooks—
    She reads recipes then cooks the dish with her own twist. Hey, I never complain. It seems you also have that talent.
     
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