Monday, December 12, 2011

Another Chocolate Cake

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
4 eggs
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.


Muffy's Marks said...

By George, I think you have convinced me that this chocolate cake is healthy!!!

Grandma Kc said...

It looks yummy and I agree completely -- frosting and ice cream would make any cake better!

June said...

My god, it's health food in a chocolate cake!
I'm SO there!

Margaret said...

I am staggered! Wow! Is it good?

Linda Myers said...

This one is definitely worth trying, even for a not-a-cook like me.

Sally Wessely said...

Is it good? It looks good. I guess I should try it.

Arkansas Patti said...

Hey, a tasty health food?? Can't lose.

June said...

This is SO good you can't beLIEVE it.
It's FESTIVE, it's so good!
Takes five minutes to throw together and you could dress it up to look really really fancy if y'wanted to.
I put some chocolate chips on top of it while it was still warm and "frosted" it with that.

Cynthia Meents said...

Looks yummy. I'll have to try it.