A friend of mine gave me this recipe many years ago. She called it Not To Be Believed Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Cake.
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, melted
2 cups well rinsed and drained chickpeas
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously grease a 9" round cake pan.
In a food processer, mix the melted chocolate chips and the chickpeas.
Add the remaining ingredients and process well.
Pour into prepared cake pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.
My friend says, "This cake needs no frosting."
Well, it may not need frosting, but it dosn't hurt it in any way. My friend is the type who will have cut down on the sugar from the original recipe, I am quite sure. Frosting and a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, I say.
No claims here that this is health food, but did you know:
Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans or bengal gram) are low in fat, cholesterol and sodium while high in fiber (29% of your daily need) and protein. They also supply nutrients such as copper, folate and manganese. I read about it here.
Chocolate contains polyphenols which is good for antioxidant properties. It also supple essential minerals--calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese. Look here to check these facts.