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Chick-Pea Chocolate Cake

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This sounds totally bizarre but makes a chocolate cake that is everything a chocolate cake should be. It was emailed to me - one of those recipes with vague details - and unfortunately whoever wrote this up in the first place didn't specify the dimensions of the baking pan; I used a 9-inch square one and it turned out fine. If you wanted to make a layer cake I'd double the recipe. I bet this would be great with frosting or icing sugar or something on it, or with chocolate chips in it. It makes one of those nice dense yet fluffy, very moist cakes. Yum. I will definitely be making this one again. And again. This cake also happens to be gluten free, as long as your baking powder doesn't have gluten in it.


Serves: 1 cake

  • 1 tin garbanzo beans
  • ⅗ cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar (or honey)
  • ⅗ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Chick-Pea Chocolate Cake is a community recipe submitted by peanutt7 and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Blend the garbanzo beans until smooth in a blender or food processor, and mix in all the rest of the ingredients until blended.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
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    What 3 Others have said

    • How much orange juice and how much cocoa?

      Posted by Isha25 on 26th March 2018
    • 350 degrees...Fahrenheit??? So 175 degrees

      Posted by Melina strachan on 4th November 2015
    • This is a proper, delicious chocolate cake. It is very easy to make and a pleasure to eat.

      Posted by reneskone on 2nd November 2015
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