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April 27, 2012

It's a cake. Made out of beans. I'm not kidding.

Has everyone tried Black Bean Chocolate Cake? It's a cake. Made out of beans. I'm not even kidding.

Slice o' cake, unfrosted. Don't worry - I had it with a big scoop of ice cream.

My pal, Freemotion, highlighted this spectacular use of legumes a while ago on her blog Blue Viola Farm.  You can find the recipe here. She also gives some sugar alternatives. The original recipe calls for honey but wow! There are a lot of options.

The batter looks and tastes like REAL cake batter. I know this because I licked the bowl.

I will say that I was extremely skeptical about this whole thing... beans? Sure I like beans, but for cake?

So I finally tried it...and its great! No really  - its very cake-like and delicious. The best thing about it is that it doesn't have processed flour or sugar. And you know that means - that's right?....You can totally slather on the frosting. And so I did.

I'm so intrigued by this whole bean cake thing that I'm also going to try the vanilla version. My pal "J" pointed me to this recipe. She says it tastes like french toast. How great is that?

Happy Friday everyone! What do you think - are you gonna take the black bean chocolate cake challenge?