Healthy Gluten-Free Flourless Candy Cane Chocolate Cake

Dec 17 2015
Prepare to meet your new favorite holiday dessert. It's low in calories, free of gluten, and out-of-this-world delicious! This cake is made with black beans (yes, black beans), but all you'll taste is rich, fudgy deliciousness. Promise...

Healthy Gluten-Free Flourless Candy Cane Chocolate Cake Recipe

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1/8th of recipe: 91 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 311mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 5.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

SmartPoints® value 3*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Cool: 1 hour


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 

1/8 tsp. peppermint extract

1 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 full-sized candy cane (or 3 minis), crushed


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 and candy canes in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth and uniform. 

Fold in chocolate chips. 

Transfer mixture into the cake pan, and smooth out the top. 

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

Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy cane(s).

Let cool completely, about 1 hour. 

Refrigerate leftovers. (This cake tastes great chilled.) 


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.

Chew on this:

Today, December 17th, is National Maple Syrup Day. Since syrup itself is usually loaded with sugar, try our Glazy Maple Donuts!

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