Gluten-free and vegan chocolate cake. Ideally, let it sit a few hours before covering; cover well as it dries out more quickly than other traditional cakes. I don't know why, but it seems better a day or two after it's made, perhaps because it takes that long to set up.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x12-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x12-inch baking pan with cooking spray and dust with rice flour.

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  • Combine rice flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a food processor; pulse until well mixed. Mix in olive oil. Pour in garbanzo beans with liquid; puree until smooth. Blend in water gradually. Mix in vinegar; batter will be thin. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges pull away from the pan, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool for 1 hour before serving, otherwise it will be crumbly.

Cook's Notes:

White vinegar can be replaced with apple cider vinegar.

Using something like arrowroot might make this cake less crumbly, but I don't find that necessary if it sits overnight.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 59.7g; fat 13.2g; sodium 472.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
Absolutely best cake I've ever eaten! Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2019
My grandson is dairy free this seemed like a perfect cake for him. He loves chocolate so I added dark chocolate chip to the batter. Yes the batter is thin but baked up beautiful despite the fact I used Pamela s pancake and baking mix as I didn t have rice flour. I topped it with whipped coconut milk flavored with chocolate. Yum yum?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
Absolutely best cake I've ever eaten! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2019
Oh boy! This cake is dangerous! So moist and not too sweet just like I like them! I used light brown sugar because that is what I had. I also don't own a big food processor so I pureed the chickpeas with their juice and the vinegar in my mini food processor then used beaters to mix everything together in a bowl. Came out perfect! Will make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
Still can't believe beans are in this cake. Excellent taste very moist and so easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2019
Moist not too sweet very chocolatey and no discernable garbanzo flavour. My co-worker brought this in this morning and it disappeared in minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2019
FANTASTIC! I followed the directions but added some chocolate chips. These were moist and delicious. My guests who weren't gluten free or vegan loved these as much as the other desserts. Definitely a great recipe. Read More
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