Black Bean Fudge Cakes

Source: Clean Eating Magazine  March/April 2010

When I first read the title, I wasn’t sure about black beans, but I thought I’d give it a try. Wow, it was soooo good!

Serves 8

Olive oil cooking spray
1 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa or greater)
1 1/2 cups soft-cooked black beans, rinsed and drained (I used a full 15 oz can)
2 eggs
1 egg white
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup heaped cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 to 1/2 cup unsalted walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Mist an 8-inch square with cooking spray.

Melt dark chocolate in a small saucepan over low with 1 tbsp water mixed in.

Combine melted chocolate, beans, eggs, egg white, oil, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla, applesauce and honey in a food processor; process until smooth. Stir in walnuts and pour mixture into prepared baking dish.

Bake in preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides, about 30 minutes.

Garnish each piece with a dollop of nonfat Greek-style yogurt, if desired.

Nurients per serving: Calories 230 / Total Fat 12 g / Sat. Fat 2 g / Carbs 28 g/ Fiber 4 g / Sugar 19 g / Protein 5 g / Sodium 120 mg/ Cholesterol 45 mg


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