FOODS     TOOLS     ABOUT        

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake has a surprising ingredient: black beans! While low in calories and fat, black beans are packed with protein and fiber. This recipe also calls for dark, unsweetened cocoa powder—the kind of cocoa that has been found to possess powerful antioxidant properties.


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp mint extract
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 6 tbsp dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C, gas 4).
  • Blend beans, 2 eggs, stevia, oil, honey, and mint extract in a blender until completely smooth.
  • In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Beat remaining 2 eggs in a small bowl. Pour bean batter into egg mixture and mix well. Stir in cocoa powder and beat the mixture on high until smooth.
  • Scrape batter into a greased 9" cake pan and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.