Gluten Free Chic Pea Chocolate Cake

Rose Mary Mogan


Don't frown when you see the title of this cake it is really good, I have even made it using splenda for my diabetic neighbor, and they loved it. I have been making this recipe for quite some time now, I like to bake it in a flan pan, and inver it when it is cooked & add fresh sliced strawberries to the indented part. Serve it with cool whip topping. It is delicious. Have your guest try to guess the secret ingredient, they probably will not be able too. Mine could not guess but was really surprised when I told them what it was.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
40 Min


  • 2 can(s)
    16 oz garbanzo beans [chic peas] (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 pkg
    12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chip pieces
  • 4 large
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar, or splenda for baking
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (i like madagascar bourbon)
  • 1 Tbsp
    confectioners sugar for dusting
  • 1/2 c
    non fat dry milk, plus 1/2 tsp. baking soda, only if using splenda

How to Make Gluten Free Chic Pea Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour a 9 inch round cake pan or Flan pan & set aside till needed.Please note that Chic peas is another name for garbanzo beans.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 1/2-2 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is. Check after first minute.
  3. Combined the well drained beans & eggs in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth in texture. Add the sugar & baking powder and pulse to blend. Pour in the melted chocolate and blend until smooth & well mixed, scrape down the sides to make sure mixture is evenly mixed. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 40 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Then invert onto a serving plate, dust with powdered sugar if desired. Or do as I like to do serve with fresh strawberries or other fruit of your choice I can't remember where I got this recipe from but the original recipe called for a size of garbanzo beans that I could never find, so I switched it to the size you see listed, and also added the addition of Vanilla Extract. We were very pleased with the results.
  5. NOTE: The addition of nonfat dry milk plus the 1/2 tsp. baking soda, replaces the weight of regular sugar, and therefore gives you the same result in volumn as if using regular sugar.If using splenda please spray top of cake lightly with cooking spray before baking. The Vodka Bottle in the picture is my HOMEMADE MADASGASCAR VANILLA EXTRACT. I order the beans & make my own, because it is much cheeper.

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About Gluten Free Chic Pea Chocolate Cake

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #delish #moist #tasty

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