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Chickpea Apple Cake with Mango Cream

 I love using chickpeas in my baking! By now I think all of you have seen chickpea brownies, blondies and cupcakes. Rarely tho, do I see I real cake made with chickpeas. And I understand why! It is terribly hard to get the right amount of each ingredient to not end up with a disgusting texture! But I did it – 4 tries and lots of yelling in my kitchen later, I can say that I have made a chickpea cake with a great texture and amazing flavors – To be exact, it’s a Chickpea Apple Cake with Mango Cream.
No flour, no oil, no butter, no dairy – Hello healthy piece of deliciousness :)

The key is to make sure that the chickpeas are drained very good and patted dry afterwards. You pretty much can’t over cook this cake, so if you are not sure, rather add 5-10 minutes, it won’t hurt the cake! Otherwise it’s as easy as putting everything in a food processor, pouring it over apples and waiting until it’s baked :)
I hope you give those chickpeas a try!
Oh and just in case you like it a little more chocolaty, try my Chickpea Chocolate Cake – the moistest and fluffiest cake ever!

chickpea apple cake recipe

Chickpea Apple Cake with Mango Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
What you need
The Cake:
  • 6 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, drained
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger, nutmeg, salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
The Cream:
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 cup cream of coconut
How you make it
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F
  2. Line a spring form with parchment paper
  3. Chop apples and spread out in the spring form
  4. Combine chickpeas, eggs, sugar, spices, vanilla, vinegar and baking powder in a food processor until smooth
  5. Pour mixture over apples
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, then let cool completely
  7. Cut your mango into small pieces and place together with cream of coconut in a blender
  8. Blend until smooth
  9. Spread over cake and enjoy :)

Oh and just in case you are looking for more great ways to use up those apples in your kitchen, try this Easy Rustic Apple Tart from FeedingBig! I made that several times now and we always love it :)

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  1. I have not used chick peas in baking but do love them in a salad. I’m going to have to try one of these out. Pinned it for later. I love mango, coconut and apples so it should be right up my alley.

  2. Oh my gosh!!! I am so excited to find this recipe because there is nothing I am allergic to in it! I have so missed desserts and I can’t wait to get these ingredients and make it! Thank you! Pinning. I have a link party on Wednesdays if you would like to come over and link up :)

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