Black Eye Pea... CAKE

Yeah you read that right... cake... made with beans??? And it tastes good? No joke, it's true, and vegan and gluten free too! As Bittersweet will tell you, this isn't a very pretty cake, but it is moist, rich, and tastes like it must be full of butter and sugar.

It's not winning any beauty contests... but it sure is tasty!

Lucky Chocolate Cake
Adapted from Epicurious by Bittersweet (italics are stephchows changes)

2 Cups Cooked Black-Eyed Peas
1 12-Ounce Package Extra-Firm Silken Tofu
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (I used 1/4 cup + 2 Tbs splenda blend)
1 1/2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Natural Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder (I used instant espresso powder)
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch Salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan. (I used a bunch of small little loaf pans and decreased the cooking time to 45 minutes)

Toss both the black-eyed peas and the tofu into your food processor or blender, and let it run until the mixture is completely smooth. Give it a good long time to work, since it would be rather unpleasant to find any whole beans in your cake. Add in the sugar and coffee powder, and pulse to combine.

Separately, melt the chocolate and stir well until smooth before adding into the food processor, and then let it run for a minute until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides to make sure you aren’t missing anything, and give it another minute to process. Finally, add the cocoa, coffee powder, baking powder, soda, and salt, and pulse to combine.

Spread the mixture into your prepared pan, leveling off the top with your spatula as best you can. Bake for 60 - 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. I know that’s a bit vague, but it will still be ever so slightly wet since it’s such a moist cake- Just make sure it doesn’t look like it’s covered in raw batter. Let it cool completely in the pan before serving.

3 chews:

Megan said...

This sounds interesting! Great way to add fiber. :)
Hey, try looking for Malt O Meal in the cereal isle. By the oatmeal. Let me know if you can find it! I'm just curious.

duodishes said...

This is really similar to the ever popular black bean cakes that we've seen pop up everywhere. Seems like it'd be pure moist heaven. Maybe we should give it a try!

Megan said...

This sounds interesting! Great way to add fiber. :)
Hey, try looking for Malt O Meal in the cereal isle. By the oatmeal. Let me know if you can find it! I'm just curious.

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