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Healthy Flourless Chocolate Cake Made with Black Beans

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake
HG's Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake

No-Flour Power

Black beans are the best thing to happen to baked goods since canned pumpkin! You won't believe how delicious this chocolate cake is. And NO, you can't taste the black beans -- just rich chocolatey deliciousness. Game-changing recipe here, people...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Cool: 1 hour

Ingredients:
One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/4 cup Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener (or another no-calorie granulated sweetener; see HG FYI)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" round cake pan with foil, and generously spray with nonstick spray.

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth and uniform.

Fold in 1 tbsp. chocolate chips.

Spread mixture into the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Evenly top with remaining 2 tbsp. chocolate chips, and lightly press into the batter.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 35 - 40 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Refrigerate leftovers. (This cake tastes great chilled.)

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1/8th of cake
Calories: 100
Fat: 2.5g
Sat Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 310mg
Carbs: 22g
Fiber: 4.5g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 5.5g

PointsPlus® value 3*
SmartPoints® value 3*

HG FYI: Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener is about twice as sweet as sugar. If using a no-calorie granulated sweetener that measures cup-for-cup like sugar instead of Truvia, double the amount called for in this recipe.

Fight it! Flourless Chocolate Cake, Average
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Average

A Fudgy Food Faker

When perusing a restaurant menu for the least disastrous dessert, your eyes might pause at the flourless chocolate cake. If it's missing a major calorie contributor, then it's got to be a decent choice, right? Hate to burst your bubble, but POP! The average slice of flourless chocolate cake has 670 calories and 45 grams of fat. Why? Because it's full of chocolate, butter, sugar, and eggs! Now, here's the thing: We've gotten really good at making guilt-free baked goods by reducing the sugar, trading oil and butter for pumpkin, and swapping whole eggs for whites. But this swap is more than a culmination of our best recipe tactics; we've got a brand-new trick up our sleeve! Our black-bean-based cake has to be tasted to be believed. So try it now, and thank us later...

Serving Size: 1/8th of cake
Calories: 670
Fat: 45g
Sodium: 322mg
Carbs: 61g
Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 49.5g
Protein: 9g

PointsPlus® value 19*

 
 

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