This Flourless Chocolate Cake is easy, decadent, fudgy and delicious. Made with a secret ingredient instead of flour. (This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Truvía®. The opinions and text are all mine.)
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Do you cook a big dinner? Make a fancy dessert? My husband always tells me we’re not celebrating because it’s a Hallmark holiday and means nothing. 😉 But he always comes through and gets me something nice, like flowers and a card.
I like to make a yummy dessert to share with him and my boys. I’ve been messing around with ingredients lately in my baked goods. I’ve added avocado to chocolate to make healthier truffles and cookies and garbanzo beans to make healthier brownies and cookie dough you can eat raw.
There’s something about interchanging ingredients to make a dish healthier. Sometimes I literally jump up and down and do a crazy dance when it all turns out yummy! 🙂 One dessert that’s been on my radar is flourless chocolate cake. I’ve seen recipes around the web for it and thought I would need to make my own version. The result? The most incredible moist, fudgy, decadent cake that’s incredibly light and crumbly all at the same time!
Using garbanzo beans in place of the flour is such an easy switch. Garbanzo beans add moisture without changing the taste of the cake. Plus they’re full of protein.
Adding in some applesauce and using Truvía® Baking Blend instead of sugar really saves in the calorie department. Truvía® has 75% fewer calories per serving than sugar. Here’s a fun fact for you: 1/2 cup (190 calories) of Truvía® Baking Blend is equal to 1 cup of sugar (760 calories). Can you believe that calorie difference?! Plus your baked goods come out tasting just as fabulous as they would if you used regular sugar, and you saved so many calories! Check out the store locator to see if your grocery store carries Truvía®.
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My boys absolutely LOVED this flourless chocolate cake. It was gone in minutes. They were shocked when they learned there was no flour and less sugar. I’ll be making this again for my Valentine this year for sure!
- 1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. Truvia Baking Blend
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- powdered sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9" cake round with cooking spray and set aside.
- Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
- In a food processor, blend up garbanzo beans. Add in melted chocolate chips and blend together.
- Add in eggs, applesauce, baking powder, Truvia, vanilla, salt and blend until smooth and completely combined.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool, slice and serve with powdered sugar.
Looking for more healthy dessert recipes? Try these too:
2 Ingredient Skinny Strawberry Cupcakes
Flourless Recipes from friends:
- Chocolate Avocado Truffles by Crazy for Crust
- Flourless Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Oatmeal by Weary Chef
- Flourless Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
I made my own flourless chocolate cake just a week ago and I’m totally in love with the recipe! I only used chocolate, eggs, sugar and butter but your version looks promising too! I guess my Valentine’s day treat is settled now.
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion says
Delicious flour-less chocolate cake. I love the idea of garbanzo beans:)
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
Now I totally have to try baking with garbanzo beans! This cake looks incredibly moist and chocolatey!
Jessica the Bikini Baker says
I must try this cake this week!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I definitely am curious to know what this healthy flourless chocolate cake tastes like – never have I used beans in baking before!
Cece Leskova says
Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble says
This cake looks amazing with that chocolate drizzle. I love that you used garbanzo beans. I’ve make cookie dough bites that way, but not a whole chocolate cake. Trying this!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Garbanzo beans? I’ve gotta try this! Looks amazing like always!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
This cake looks fabulous Jen!! Oh my gosh. Need it!
Baked my first cake ever today and chose this recipe because it looked amazing! And woooow, thank you so much! Used truvia, sugar free chocolate and changed the powdered sugar for funfetti, was beyond tasty!! My whole family liked it so much we’re going to repeat whenever we have the chance to (I’ve done it for my mum as it’s her birthday). Keep the great work!!
SO happy to hear this, Tina!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment!!