Wednesday, 12 November 2014

CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE (GUEST POST)

Here is a guest post from my lovely friend, Nemi. Who else is super excited to try out this mouthwatering recipe?!

You can follow Nemi on Facebook and check out her blog at www.anemistyle.com.

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A few months ago, Tomi (VeganNigerian.com) and I created a vegan challenge where people had to create a sweet and savoury dish with the secret ingredient 'Beans'. We decided to do the challenges ourselves and for me it was a fun and exciting culinary journey. After lots of failed experiments, I tried this chocolate fudge cake and it was delicious! I seriously could not believe it was so tasty and there was no hint of beans whatsoever.

I decided to test this recipe on an unsuspecting member of the public (Le Husband). After work one evening, I told him I fancied dessert after dinner and asked if he would be interested. Of course he said yes, so I went into the kitchen and secretly performed the beanie magic and voila! Chocolate fudge cake - crispy on top and gooey inside.  After devouring the 'creation', I asked him if anything felt different and he couldn't find anything other than the cake tasting a bit gluten-free....ha!

I later revealed the secret ingredient, leaving him feeling hoodwinked lol!

This black bean chocolate fudge cake is a gluten-free and healthier alternative to the usual chocolate cake. It is especially great for women during PMS and pregnancy because it is chock full of so many good-for-you nutrients like:

Folate - Great for women's reproductive health
Fibre - Keeps you fuller for longer
Protein - Building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin
Copper - Balances cholesterol and an antioxidant
Manganese - Strong bones, smooth skin and controls blood sugar
Iron Supply oxygen to blood, brain health and sustained energy

Here is what you will need:

1.     1 can of 400g black beans- washed and drained
2.     1.5  teaspoon of baking powder
3.     3-5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
4.    Half a cup of sugar (can be substituted with sweetener)
5.    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
6.    3 tablespoons of coconut oil
7.    Pinch of sea salt
8. 1 flax egg (2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water, leave to soak for 15 min)



Step 1


Preheat oven at 170 degrees Celsius and grease muffin tin or cake pan.

Step 2

Prepare the flax egg by mixing 2 tablespoons of grounded flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water.

Step 3

Put all the ingredients (from the ingredient list) in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.



Step 4


Scoop mixture into a greased muffin tin or cake tin.


Step 5

Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes until a skewer comes out clean or the top dries up.



13 comments:

  1. REALLY? Beans? I like beans, but mehn... this takes the cake (chocolate fudge, to be precise :p)

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    1. Lol, intriguing right? There are no limits when it comes to food! :p

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  2. This looks amazing, just the push I need to try a vegan recipe.

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  3. I am not vegan, I have made this a few times and very delicious.

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  4. heaven! can't wait to make this, looks amazing.

    Simon

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  5. I've heard of flour-less chocolate cake several times before but they always replace the flour with lots more eggs. I will definitely be trying this soon, especially since I already have ALOT of cocoa powder and it is so easy to make. Thanks!

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  6. Can I use something other than flaxseed? Like banana, apple sauce etc.

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    1. Absolutely. I'd say the equivalents would probably be 2 ripe bananas (mashed) or 3/4 cup of apple sauce.

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  8. Hi. I'm struggling with this recipe! I've followed exactly but the inside is still uncooked even after 30+ mins in oven, it doesn't rise either :-(. Could it be the amount of beans? Is 400g the drained weight?

    Gete

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