Have you ever imagined a cake without any sugar, flour or butter and yet it’s sweet, moist and delicious? Created as an experiment, but turned into a real and delicious cake. Yes, we speak about this gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free White Bean Coconut & Cashew Cake.
This cake has 3 main super-powers. Firstly, there is no sugar or other natural syrups added, it’s only naturally sweetened. I used and combined the sweet taste of dry dates, shredded coconut and cashews. Secondly, it’s lactose-free, there is no butter or other diary products. So instead of butter (normal or even vegan alternative) I used white beans. You would not believe how delicious and easy it is to bake with beans. Thirdly, grain-free. Instead of classic gluten-free flour, I used only shredded coconut and cashew flour.
It was so much fun to create this recipe, I love experimenting with legumes in order to create some super original and nutrient dishes. Beans and chickpea flour are my best friends in the kitchen and they are great substitution to a butter or a classic flour. You can check also my Black bean & Almond brownie, that recipe is just killing all traditional brownies. Otherwise you can try the original and untraditional cheesecake recipe, made from chickpea flour.
Using beans instead of butter is healthier and much more nutrient way of baking. When you want to use them for a cake, it’s important to cook beans without any salt. As an alternative, you can use the ones in a can from supermarket. However, I always prefer the cooked them at home, as I digest them better. In any way, cooked or bought, before adding them into the batter, rinse them very well under running water and let them dry for a few minutes.
This cake is:
- Sugar-free – Naturally sweetened
- Simple & delicious
- Nutrient & Healthy
- Great for any occasion
Recipe for this Gluten-free White Bean Coconut & Cashew Cake with Cashew frosting
Prepare: Instructions for the cake: Cashew frosting: Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Sugar-free - naturally sweetened
Instructions for the cake:
Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Sugar-free - naturally sweetened
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