Friday, February 23, 2007




Today I had to make cake!
Has anyone else gotten in trouble before as a result of excessive crafting? Well today I had to make my husband a cake due to the guilt Ifelt. You see I have been making these little animals made from felted sweaters( see some in previous post). Well that requires several trips in the old washing machine. No problem. Or so I thought until my washing machine suddenly called it quits the other day in the middle of a cycle. Fast forward to today when my trusty fix-it guy came to the rescue. His diagnosis? Overload of fluff coming off the sweaters had clogged the hoses. I killed the washing machine! So I felt so bad I made cake! Now my husband has celiac disease so this does sometimes require some effort or at least planning. But this is our favorite recipe because it has no weird flours or special ingredients. It also has garbanzo beans so I always tell myself it is good for me! So here it is:
2 cans garbanzo beans (or chick peas depending on where you are from)
1 package chocolate chips melted
6 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
Add all ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Make sure really smooth or you will have bean chunks and that is nasty. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 45 min. Cool and frost with your favorite frosting, it is especially good with german chocolate but I just couldn't go that extra mile today!

7 comments:

Vanessa said...

What does it look like when I t is done??? Is it good???? It looks very interesting.... So interesting....So, now how are you going to make the little animals??? Is there and extrat filter you can put in there???

Vanessa said...

Duh, sorry. there was the finished product right at the top!! What is wrong with me?? I guess I didn;t equate that choc. cake with the garbanzo mixture in the blender.. looks pretty good...

michelle said...

You just can't think about the beans too much! I am open for suggestions to my sweater problem though!

liz said...

ok looks strange to try but I am going to have to trust you and go for it! ;-) I will let you know once we try it.

Jenni said...

that sounds tasty and healthy! did you happen to catch Martha Stewart last month when the girl from Babycakes was on? She has a bakery in NYC that is allergy free sweets, she made brownies on the show and something else...maybe you have already tried those recipes? i have a yummy chocolate cookie recipe i will have to post on my blog, it uses almond flour, very tasty, i love your blog

Jenni said...

one more thing, have you made Lindsey's flourless chocolate cake from cafe johnsonia? try it, to die for

michelle said...

I missed that martha, I'll have to check her out, we've learned the best recipes aren't modified to be gluten-free, they just happen to be flourless. I'd love the choc cookie and I'll have to look at linsey's. I have one that is more of a torte but it might be different. thanks so much!