This is an extremely unusual cake recipe, which is slightly gritty in texture. It has no flour or nuts, but is based on chickpeas (garbanzo beans). I think it is best served as a dessert, with a small dollop of crème fraîche or soured cream on the side. If you use fructose instead of sugar, it makes an excellent occasional treat if you are watching your glycaemic/glycemic load! In fact, this recipe grew from a discussion on a web site devoted to that type of diet. I am posting it here for its novelty value, not because I think it's one of the world's greatest cakes! :-)
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- 1Grease and line the base of a 9" cake tin.
- 2Preheat the oven to 350F (175C).
- 3Put the chickpeas in the food processor and blitz until smooth.
- 4Mix in the eggs, sugar/fructose, the poppy seeds, the lime zest and half of the lime juice (keeping the remaining half of the lime juice for later).
- 5Pour the mixture into the cake tin, and bake for about 45 minutes, until firm and brown. If it looks as though it's getting too dark, cover with tin foil.
- 6Allow the cake to cool in its tin for a quarter of an hour, then pour over the remaining lime juice.
- 7Allow to finish cooling, then remove from the tin.
- 8Serve in small slices.
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Nutritional Facts for Unusual Chickpea and Lime Cake
Serving Size: 1 (47 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 105.1
- Calories from Fat 24
- Total Fat 2.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 79.3 mg
- Sodium 119.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 16.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
- Sugars 8.7 g
- Protein 4.1 g