‘Black beans in a cake?’ I hear you asking. I promise by the end of it you wont even taste the beans. They give the cake such a deliciously creamy texture that its just like using cashews.
Not only is this cake raw, it’s also completely vegan, gluten free, nut free and refined sugar free. It’s an absolute winner!
I’d seen black beans used in brownies and other healthy desserts before, however never in a raw cake like this one. With my brother having a nut allergy I’ve been looking for good nut free replacements for the nut filled raw desserts that are everywhere, and are utterly delicious.
Thats when it clicked, if you blend black beans they turn into a creamy mush, so why can’t these work as a mousse like filling in a cake instead of a nut? After a little trial and error I was so excited with the end result and I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you, so here it is.