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125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake
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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!







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5 from 14 votes

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


  • 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


  • 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!)


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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  1. Emily Fata,

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely to DIE for! I’m a huge sucker for chocolate cake, and the fact that you’ve added raspberries — oh, man! Also, total bonus points for being vegan. 🙂

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Emily! I’m a sucker for chocolate cake, too! Enjoy!

  2. Ayana

    5 stars
    Oh wow! I love finding great cake recipes that don’t have loads of sugar or calories! This looks delicious!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Ayana! Enjoy!

  3. What Corinne Did

    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

    1. Cindy Author

      I don’t think you’ll miss the flour with all of the chocolatey flavor going on!

  4. Tee

    Great! This recipe looks worthy of a test run. I will let you know how it goes! haha

    1. Cindy Author

      Please do! I can’t wait to hear!

  5. Elizabeth

    5 stars
    What a delicious way to satisfy those sweet cravings without piling on the pounds! Love it!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  6. Rosalie

    This looks so delicious! I need to try this recipe out on the ASAP

  7. Ithfifi

    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!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! The black beans are deceptively good and fudgy! Enjoy!

  8. Indu

    Your 125 Calorie Flourless Chocolate Cake is a refreshing change from regular cakes. I am really excited to try this vegan chocolate cake.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Indra!

  9. Holly

    Oh yum! What an easy and decadent dessert! Love the addition of back beans. 🙂

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Holly! Enjoy!

  10. Karolina

    This is one of the best recipes I’ve seen recently! definitely pinning that and I’m sure I’ll do it when I get back home next week:D

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Karolina!

  11. Ching

    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!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Ching! Best wishes with your challenge!

  12. kumamonjeng

    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.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! I think you will enjoy it and it’s high in protein and fiber (for a cake).

  13. Emily Leary

    This recipe looks amazing and perfect for anyone on a vegan or gluten free diet…in fact it looks perfect for anyone!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Emily! I think everyone will enjoy it, as long as they like chocolatey goodness!

  14. Alison Rost

    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!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Alison! Enjoy!

  15. Elizabeth O

    5 stars
    This looks incredible for such a low calorie chocolate cakes. So impressed. I will save this recipe to try myself

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Elizabeth! It satisfies my sweet tooth without blowing my calorie budget!

  16. Sarah

    5 stars
    This cake looks unbelievably decadent! I can’t wait to try it.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Sarah! I hope you love it!

  17. Flora_the_Sweaterist

    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.

  18. Preet

    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.

  19. Brittany Roche

    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!

  20. Shubhada Bhide

    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.

  21. Lyosha

    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

    1. Cindy Author

      This cake is so rich and decadent, you’ll be satisfied and happy with a small piece.

  22. Joanna

    5 stars
    Black beans in a chocolate cake? Who would have known that the result can be so yummy! And only 125 calories per serving? Yes please! 🙂

  23. NAti

    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!!

  24. Amanda

    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.

    1. Cindy Author

      Just make sure to use really good cocoa and you won’t taste the beans, they just make it fudgy.

  25. Jennifer Prince

    125 calorie? Sounds like a dream!! I can’t wait to test this out. Sounds so yummy!

  26. Cia Black

    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.

    1. Cindy Author

      It’s definitely worth a try! Nobody likes a grumpy hubby!

  27. Ellie Plummer

    Wow I bet this is delicious. I love that this is so low in calories so you don’t feel as guilty.

  28. Victoria

    5 stars
    Looks delish! All the chocolates you want without the guilt after. Thanks for the recipe, will try this in my kitchen

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