Brownie-like Chocolate Cake

One of my favorite things in the world is warm volcano chocolate cake with ice-cream and berries and whenever I’m in Saaremaa I go to the restaurant where I can get the best one they make in Estonia. Now I found this weird ass recipe from my recipe book (Külli Holsting and Erle Jõgema, “Armastades Taimetoitu”) where they put white beans in the chocolate cake. And I decided to try it out. Since bananas blended together with beans tasted good, I got too excited and forgot all about berries that I was suppose to add to the dough. Next time then. But it was sooooo good. Even my chocolate loving husband approved saying that it tastes incredible…especially considering what went in. And kids wanted second portion (usually they don’t like dark chocolate cakes). Win-win.

Wet ingredients (blended together until smooth)

  • 500g of big white beans (whaaaat? in cake)
  • 2 big ripe bananas
  • 200g of dark baking chocolate (melted on water-bath)
  • 100g of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of oat milk or any other plant milk (or even water)

Dry ingredients (mixed together and then added to the wet stuff)

  • 100g of spelt flour
  • 300g of unrefined sugar
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt

Bake on 190 deg for 50 minutes and serve with banana ice-cream or fresh berries or both. I didn’t have a high speed blender (Dear, Santa,…when you happen to read this blog, bring me a Vitamix blender. I promise to be such a good girl! Yours dearly, Karin) that could make me a nice cream and any fresh berries…so we managed with cold banana sauce and black currant powder and it was delicious. Looks ugly though:)


Husband: 9 points (mmmmm)

Girls : 7 points (still bit too dark)

Baby son: 8 (give it all to me)

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