Chocolate Fudge Cake with a Secret

It is very important that a high quality (preferably organic & 70% or higher cocoa) Also note that this cake needs to be refrigerated before serving.


  • 8oz (225 g) organic dark chocolate, melted
  • 3 tbsp high-quality organic cocoa powder, plus some for dusting
  • Zest of one organic, un-waxed orange (optional)
  • 1 can (1⅓ cup) garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 cup apple sauce (or 4 eggs if you eat them)
  • ½ cup date syrup (or maple syrup)
  • ½ tsp aluminum-free baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly coat an 8” loaf pan or spring form pan with coconut oil, ghee, or butter.
  3. Mix beans, eggs, syrup, orange zest, cocoa and baking powder in blender until smooth.
  4. Add melted chocolate and blend until well mixed.
  5. Transfer mixture into pan and bake for 35-50 mins. (The toothpick still didn’t come out ‘clean’ when we did the test, but the cake firms up well when cold.)
  6. Chill completely in the fridge. Dust with cocoa powder.
  7. Serve chilled.