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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Serves: 8

Both chickpeas and mayonnaise keep this butterless chocolate cake moist and nutritious.

1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups garbanzo beans (chickpeas) - cooked if fresh, drained and rinsed if canned
2 eggs
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar

1. Place rack on middle level and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in microwave on medium power for two minutes, stopping frequently to stir.
3. In food processor or blender, combine beans, eggs and egg substitute, blending on high for 30 seconds. Add chocolate, sugar, mayonnaise and baking powder and process until smooth.
4. Pour mixture into 9" heart-shaped non-stick baking pan or a round pan, baking for 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
5. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

NUTRITION INFO (per serving)
Calories: 380.6
Fat: 13.9 g
Carbohydrates: 62.0 g
Protein: 7.7 g

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