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Best Homemade Chocolate Dessert

Best Homemade Chocolate Dessert

Makes 1 cake or about 12 brownies
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 can x 19 ounces (560 ml) chickpeas drained
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature free-range, organic
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice add some pulp for fiber
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder organic preferred
  • 1 cup pecan halves divided
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut sugar + 1 tablespoon for icing optional
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut for decoration, optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, chop and mix drained chickpeas and orange juice into a soft, homogeneous mass.
  • Add the eggs, one-at-a-time, to the mixture and lightly beat.
  • Add coconut sugar, honey, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and pulse until thoroughly mixed.
  • Use a Ziploc bag and meat tenderizer to crush 1/2 cup of pecans. Leave 1/2 cup pecan halves for decoration.
  • Carefully fold in crushed pecans to the mixture, and pulse several times in the food processor to incorporate.
  • Lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with melted coconut oil, and pour the mixture in, spreading it evenly with a rubber spatula.
  • If you are making a cake, use a 9-inch round cake pan instead.
  • Bake for about 45 min. Check for doneness with a toothpick after about 35 min to avoid over-drying.
  • Take out of the oven, and let cool for about 15 min before serving.
  • If making a chocolate cake, grind 1 tablespoon coconut sugar to powder in a coffee grinder.
  • Decorate the cake with pecan halves and fresh berries; sprinkle with coconut sugar icing, or with unsweetened shredded coconut.
  • Enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea!


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