125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake

125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake

125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake by Intentionally Eat topped with cherries on a plate with a fork and chocolate chunks

 

This rich and decadent flourless chocolate cake will satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. It’s vegan, gluten free, low calorie, high fiber and oh, so chocolatey!

 

 

I love chocolate. I love cake. I love black beans. So, why not put them all together?!  Hang on! I know what you are thinking, but trust me, no one will know there are black beans in your cake. It’s our secret.

 

I wanted to keep the cake fudgy and low calorie, so I decided black beans would be the best option.

 

Black beans are so good for you! They are heart healthy because they are packed with fiber and protein, plus they have calcium, iron and folic acid. Since they are a good source of soluble fiber they can help lower cholesterol, which in turn can prevent heart attacks and strokes. If you want to know more about the health benefits of black beans READ HERE.

 

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I made this 125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake several times because I wanted to test it using different egg replacers.

 

I tried it with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free, Vegan, Egg Replacer at first. It had a nice rise, but tasted a little on the salty side. So, I tried it using Chia eggs (click here to learn how to make a chia egg). It didn’t have as much lift, however it was fudgy and thanks to the chia seeds, packed with calcium and fiber.

 

You can use either egg replacement and it will taste delicious and be nutritious, so enjoy!

 

Fudgey,

Dense,

Chocolatey,

and

Satisfying!

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125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake

This rich and decadent flourless chocolate cake will satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. It's vegan, gluten free, low calorie, high fiber and oh, so chocolatey!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 124.25kcal
Author Cindy at Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 chia eggs
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp organic pure stevia
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup dark chocolate chips vegan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9" round cake pan.
  • Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth.
  • Fold in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Spread mixture into the cake pan and top with remaining chocolate chips. 
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean - 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool, about 1 hour. Top with fresh raspberries, cherries or coco-whip. Refrigerate leftovers. (I think the cake tastes even better when chilled!)

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 124.25kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 3.25g | Fiber: 8g | Vitamin A: 23600IU | Vitamin C: 56.9mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 18mg

 

I also made this 125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake into mini cupcakes and it worked just fine. The tops were concave, but that just left room for more cherries!

 

Also, you can save more calories by omitting the sugar and using 1/4 tsp of stevia (or to taste), but I like to use both sugar and stevia in order to eliminate any aftertaste.

 

One last thing, I added a Chocolate Avocado Frosting to the cake and it was SO GOOD! You can find the recipe HERE.  Of course, it will add about 100 calories per slice, so budget wisely and Intentionally Eat!

 

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49 Comments

  1. I had never heard of a chocolate cake without flour. This is a complete new concept to me but it sounds so great! And so healthy as well! I mean as healthy as chocolate cake be! xx corinne

  2. 5 stars
    I was so surprised when you said you had used black beans, I never, ever would have guessed you could use them for a chocolate cake but I am really keen to try this now, I love how low calorie it is for what it is, it looks delicious!

  3. what I truly love about your recipes are they are healthy, low in Calories but NOT boring. with me in the Biggest Loser Challenge,your recipes are going to come in handy!

  4. I am quite conscious about what I eat as I am gym freak. Quite surprised to find out the calories is quite low for this piece of arts. Can’t wait to make one and try it out myself to satisfy my craving for sweet desserts.

  5. 5 stars
    You simply cannot let this dessert pass you by! I love that it’s flourless and that it’s so good for you because it’s just 125 calories! It fits my diet (WHAT DIET?!) perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, that looks yummy! Who can resist the temptation of such a perfect dessert? Chocolate is a forever favourite with our family, and we try to avoid white flour (and replace flour all together whenever we can), so we must give this a try.

  7. 5 stars
    Ohhh this cake looks amazing for such a low-calorie chocolate cake. I definitely need to try this recipe. Loving all the pictures, the cake looks so delicious.

  8. Black beans! Yes!! It’s always so crazy how well that trick works. I can’t believe this is so low calorie; I’ve started to track my calories recently, so this is perfect timing! Thanks!

  9. 5 stars
    oh, this flourless chocolate cake looks really delightful and tasty. I will surely try to make this. For sure my kids will really love this.

  10. 5 stars
    It sounds so delicious! i want to eat it now. esp with low callorie intake, it might fit in almost any meal. I’m petite so eat very little and it’s always hard to find a place for dessert

  11. This cake looks absolutely delicious, and I’m sure it tastes delicious as well! Thank you for developping great and delicious recipes with alternative ingredients!!

  12. I always get a little nervous around black beans. Can you taste the difference? This cake sounds delicious though and as someone who had to stop eating gluten, this sounds like it’s right up my alley.

  13. My husband is current;y dieting and he could use some chocolate cake in his life. Maybe then he’ll be less grumpy. Hope this will help curb his sweet tooth.

  14. 4 stars
    I baked this one today, two of your recipes I tried today. This one came out of the disaster side hahaha not your fault but mine, I didn’t realize that the black beans I bought had some onion flavors in it (I presume doesn’t go well with chocolate hahaha) I used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar. I also use steamed squash because I couldn’t find any pumpkin in can (I live in southeast Asia so squash is more common). The texture came out pretty good and not dry at all… I will give it another try but boiling my own black beans this time so to not make the muffins too salty or slightly oniony hahaha

  15. 5 stars
    I’m going to be honest. I hate black beans. I hate pumpkin. However, when I saw this recipe, I decided to give it a try because I’m trying to lower my calories and find healthful alternatives that still allow me the occasional indulgence. It smelled DIVINE when it was in the oven and my kids popped out their room with hopeful faces when it wafted up the stairs. The actual flavor was a little lackluster, and I almost trashed it in disappointment, but then I decided to reframe my thinking and give it another try. I actually grew to look forward to a small slice in the evening, even if most of my family turned their nose up at it. It’s pretty good for 125 calories! I made a second one and added peppermint extract and YUM!!! I also put on a little fat free whipped cream because I can and it was really good!

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