A decadent flourless, gluten-free chocolate cake with a hint of coffee and hazelnuts. They'll never guess it's loaded with nutritious ingredients!



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking pan.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake appears dry, with cracks forming in the middle, about 35 minutes.

  • 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

291.5 calories; protein 7.7g 16% DV; carbohydrates 38.9g 13% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 76.6mg 26% DV; sodium 427.8mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
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. So I wanted to try this recipe. I made one layer as per the recipe-subbing honey for the agave because I had none. The second layer I replaced the agave with monkfruit for the sweetener. It was a semi-dry texture and fell apart if not handled gently. I may try an extra egg next time to help it stay together and maybe some applesauce for moisture. I was nervous using the avacado frosting for a birthday. So I chickened out (is that politcally incorrect toward chickens?:P) and used buttercream instead. I will update my review when I make it again with the frosting in the recipe. I didn't tell my family what was in the cake and gave them each a small slice. 9 out of ten liked the cake. My son LOVED it! He took the other half of the cake home to have a sweet treat the rest of the week. Read More