Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake

Not too long ago I was looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe, and stumbled upon this one…  I wasn’t sure how the cake would turn out without any flour, and without any butter or oil in the batter, but I liked the idea of using a healthful ingredient instead of butter and oil.  To give it a little extra kick, and as an attempt to mask any garbanzo bean flavor that might be evident in the end product, I sprinkled a little ground cayenne, ground chipotle, and a ground cinnamon into the batter.

The texture was moist and brownie-like despite the fact that I baked it for about ten minutes longer than the recipe called for.  I did have some difficulty getting it out of the pan due to its being so moist, and the center of the cake was a little damaged as a result of this.  To help it out cosmetically, I made a half batch of cream cheese frosting and sprinkled the top lightly with a blend of cayenne and cocoa powder.

All in all, this is a recipe I will definitely be using again!  Both the cake and frosting were easy to make, and the end results were delicious!

Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake Recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

*Updated:  Last weekend I made this cake again, but this time it looked much nicer when it came out of the pan.  A dusting of confectioners sugar was all it really needed, though in my book, whipped cream is always a nice touch…

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