Over the weekend I was watching this show, that I'm recently obsessed with, call the Real Girls Kitchen on the Cooking Channel. It's a cooking show with Haylie Duff, and it's a fun show. It blends her lifestyle in LA, with her story of getting her cookbook published, with a little bit of her Texas southern roots mixed in.
The show I watched over the weekend was about her family Crab Boil, and for dessert she made this Black Bean Chocolate Cake. I have heard about this before, but figured it would taste awful. Everyone was raving about it at the party, even the guys, and the ingredients looked really simple, and I already had most of them on hand. So I thought I would try it and see what it was all about. I figured worst case I ruin a few cans of black beans and some eggs.
OMG it was so moist, and rich, and tasted nothing like beans!! It didn't take long to whip up the ingredients and was pretty simple to make. Only complaint was it dirtied a few bowls and the blender, but totally worth it! My only warning is because it is such a moist cake, you really need to grease the pan very well and don't let it sit in the pan too long or else it's not easy to get out of the pan. My cake might have fallen apart, which is why you are only getting a photo of 1 slice as opposed to an entire cake...ha! #bakingfail
Rick tried a small bite, but was a little afraid of eating too much since it was full of beans. Beans and his belly don't mix well together, but I've had 2 pieces so far and no digestive problems...ha! He did agree that it tasted like chocolate cake, but he said if he really thought about it he could taste beans. I think it might just be stuck in his head as I don't taste them at all. I highly recommend you try this, especially if you like a more dark chocolate type of cake. It's not a really sweet cake. I also recommend using a milk chocolate type of frosting to off-set that the cake is not too sweet. I don't have a healthy frosting recipe (yet), so I just used a store-bought can of frosting. If I master a healthy frosting recipe (I've had a few fails), I'll be sure to share.