Be Sweet – Serve Your Honey a Healthy Chocolate Spice Cake
Planning to woo your sweetie with some sweets this Valentine’s Day? Let A Sweet Dash of Aloha help you prepare treats for your honey that will keep you both healthy!
For a sweet and spicy treat, try this Flourless Chocolate Spice Cake recipe from Chef Carol Nardello. (It’s gluten-free and low in fat and sugar, but you don’t have to tell anyone!)
Flourless Chocolate Spice Cake
Makes 8-10 servings
Recipe by Chef Carol Nardello
- 15 oz. garbanzo beans
- 12 oz. gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 eggs
- ¾ c. Splenda
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
For a silky smooth-textured cake, squeeze beans between fingers to release skins and discard skins before rinsing and draining. Place chocolate in small saucepan and melt on low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and cool. In the bowl of a food processor, combine beans and eggs and process until smooth. In a small bowl, combine Splenda, baking powder, cinnamon and cayenne. Add mixed spices to bean mixture along with cooled, melted chocolate. Blend until smooth. Scrape down sides of food processor bowl to incorporate all of the chocolate, mixing well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes or more before inverting onto a serving platter.
See if your sweetheart can identify the hidden ingredient.
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