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Discover the Delight of a Guilt-Free Indulgence:
Chickpea Chocolate Cake

Summer is the season of vibrant flavors, refreshing treats, and indulging in delicious desserts. But what if we told you there’s a cake that can satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while keeping you aligned with your fitness goals and simple to make?


Try the easy 5-ingredient chickpea chocolate cake! This cake will leave you pleasantly surprised. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the delectable world of this shockingly delicious cake, its unique ingredients, and the amazing nutritional benefits it offers.



1 ¼ c semi-sweet chocolate

1 can garbanzo beans

4 eggs

½ c granulated sugar

½ t baking powder



  • Preheat oven to 350, grease round cake pan
  • Melt chocolate slowly on the stove. Best practice is to place the Pyrex bowl in a shallow water bath in a sauté pan. Add chips to bowl, heat water to just below boiling. Stir chocolate as it softens
  • Drain and rinse beans. Combine beans and eggs in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth
  • Add sugar and baking soda. Pulse to blend
  • Add chocolate, blend until smooth and fully combined
  • Pour batter into a cake pan. Bake on 350 for 35-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10-15 minutes
  • Optional: dust with confectioner’s sugar, coconut shavings, berries, etc.


Each slice of this cake is a treat for your taste buds and your body. With approximately 150-200 calories per slice, it boasts 40-45% more protein, 30-35% less carbohydrates, fat, and calories than traditional chocolate cakes. Moreover, it’s gluten-free, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions.


Delicious taste, light texture, and remarkable nutritional benefits make it a standout treat. Embrace the opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings guilt-free, knowing that each bite is packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.

Looking for more delicious, healthy recipes?  Schedule a complimentary session with Lauren, our registered dietician to learn more!