Black Bean Chocolate Cake

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Black Bean Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Chocolate Frosting

Black Bean Chocolate Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Foodieaholic
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1 15-ounce can of unseasoned black beans, drained and rinsed OR 1 1/2 cup cooked beans, any variety
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons light butter
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sliced strawberries for topping (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse beans and shake off excess water.
  3. Place 3 of the eggs, beans, vanilla, and salt into blender and liquefy.
  4. In another small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. In stand mixer, beat butter until smooth.
  6. Add agave nectar and beat again.
  7. Add remaining two eggs one at a time, beating for a minute after each addition.
  8. Add the bean batter into butter mixture and mix until combined.
  9. Finally, stir in cocoa powder slowly. Once it is incorporated, beat the batter on high for one minute, until smooth.
  10. Scrape batter into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  11. Cake is done with the top is rounded and firm to the touch.
  12. Top with buttercream chocolate frosting (see recipe below) and sliced strawberries, if desired.
Buttercream Chocolate Frosting
Author: Foodieaholic
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) light butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5-6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 6 small drink packets Splenda or other sweetener
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter in a small bowl.
  2. Add sugar, then beat until smooth.
  3. Slowly blend in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and sea salt.
  4. Beat in the coconut milk.
  5. Add sweetener packets to taste.
  6. Spread evenly over cake.
Notes
This yields just enough frosting for one layer, so use accordingly or double if more frosting is desired.

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