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Black Bean Avocado Hazelnut Mocha Cake

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A decadent flourless, gluten-free chocolate cake with a hint of coffee and hazelnuts. They'll never guess it's loaded with nutritious ingredients!"
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2 h 55 m servings 291
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 8-inch baking dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
  2. Puree black beans, eggs, 1/2 cup agave nectar, 6 tablespoons cocoa powder, butter, 1 tablespoon coffee, vanilla extract, and salt in a food processor until smooth. Add hazelnuts and baking powder; pulse about 8 times. Pour cake batter into the baking pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cake appears dry, with cracks forming in the middle, about 35 minutes.
  4. Blend avocado, 1/4 cup agave nectar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 1/2 teaspoons coffee, and hazelnut liqueur in the food processor until smooth. Spread icing over cake; cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely cooled, at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 291 calories; 13.4 38.9 7.7 77 428 Full nutrition

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My healthnut son, who eats no sugar, requested a birthday cake. I remember attending a class about 20 years ago on how to make desserts with beans. I recall the taste tests to be favorable. S...