Healthy U.S. Chocolate And Chickpea Cake

When we think about cakes and pastries we always thought they are unhealthy food because of its sugar content. They are also bad for those who suffer from diabetes.

U.S. Chocolate and Chickpea Cake
But amazingly I’ve learned an awesome and deliciously cake recipe that is glucose free, gluten free and super easy to prepare.

What’s great about this recipe is you don’t need to keep the cake refrigerated which I think is perfect as a giveaway this Christmas. Just make small portions of it, put inside a nice food box and print some nice online gift cards and viola!

U.S. Chocolate and Chickpea Cake Recipe


6 tablespoons unsalted butter
90 grams bittersweet chocolate
5 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup water
1 to 2 teaspoons instant coffee
¼ cup coffee liqueur
300 grams cooked U.S. chickpeas, peeled and mashed
2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour
5 large egg whites
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

U.S. Chocolate and Chickpea Cake made with Garbanzos


  • Brush a 9 or 10-inch spring form or removable bottom pan with butter. Dust with flour or breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put together butter and chocolate in a bowl. Place bowl over simmering water. Allow butter and chocolate to melt gently. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
  • Add the egg yolks and sugar. Meanwhile, dissolve coffee in water. Add to melted chocolate mixture together with coffee liqueur. Add mashed chickpeas and flour.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites with salt until frothy. Gradually add the sugar. Beat until stiff. Fold into chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until done.
  • Remove from oven. Cool on cake rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream and chocolate or caramel sauce.

Yield: one 9 or 10-inch cake

Believe me this cake is worth doing!

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