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Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Here's a tasty dessert with the benefit of heart-healthy fiber from the beans and apple sauce.


  • 1/2 c. applesauce (with no added sugar)
  • 1 box Devils Food cake mix (any brand)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low sodium black beans (including liquid)
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray cake pan with nonstick spray.
  3. In large bowl, mash black beans and liquid from the can.
  4. Add the applesauce and cake mix. Using an electric mixer, mix for three minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thick.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan. If desired, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Test doneness with a toothpick. If needed, continue baking for five to 10 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely before cutting.


Makes twelve servings.

Per serving (1/12 of mix) of cake without chocolate chips: 200 calories, 4 grams (g) fat, 40 g carbohydrate and 3 g fiber.

A serving (1/12 of mix) of unfrosted cake made with eggs and butter has 310 calories, 14 g fat, 45 g carbohydrate and 1 g fiber.

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