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Best Black Bean Chocolate Cake...Gluten Free

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in the world of diet conscious...GLUTEN FREE...waistline friendly treats...this dark chocolate 'brownie cake' is a winner.  even those not seeking "healthy foods" love this darn cake.  i've made it 4 times with a few variations.  you absolutely would not know there are black beans in this cake.  friends were amazed after i shared the ingredients.
i've tried a few other bean cake/brownie recipes, but they didn't come near this cake posted by Josephine at A tasty Love Story.

AND it's only 90 calories per fat chocolaty slice.
 you can feel good about eating it...a lot of it.  go ahead slather it with peanut butter or your favorite homemade jam.  eat it for breakfast with vanilla greek yogurt and some fresh berries.  an afternoon pick-me-up with a nice cuppa joe...a late night chocolate attack...

slightly adapted from A Tasty Love Story by Josephine Malene Kofod
please check her blog...lovely photography and fab foods
makes 1 medium loaf tin.

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar...i have used Zsweet substitute as well
3 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup/50G dark chocolate chips or chunks
1 tsp espresso powder
1/4 tsp chipotle powder, optional
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp baking soda
juice and zest form 1/2 orange
pinch of salt

preheat oven to 350 F
in a blender or processor combine all of the ingredients, except the chocolate.  blend until smooth.
NOTE...i do the beans first in the processor with 1 egg until VERY smooth.  then i add the rest of the ingredients.
pour the batter into a parchment lined medium loaf tin....Josephine notes that the batter will be very runny.  that's okay.  distribute the chocolate solids in and on the batter.  i like to push some down in so you get some in every bite...
bake for approx. 35 minutes.  do the toothpick test.  don't over bake, but make sure the center is baked through.
cool completely before removing from pan.
variations...more chipotle, a little cinnamon, peanut butter chips, toasted pecans, cocoa nibs ?...

approx. nutritional facts
1/10th of loaf using Zsweet

calories...90,   protein...5g,  carbs...11g,  fat...3.8g,  fiber...2.8g
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