My husband and I began following Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure" plan in March of 2011. Needing to keep my motivation up, and also wanting an archive to read back over, I decided to join the legion of those people already tracking their progress.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Renamed "Black Magic" Cake

Dad's birthday cake last week went over very well. He asked "Is this a gluten free cake?" as I cut it, to which I replied yes. Then after we had it (at 10:30 thanks to seeing a movie and eating out after) my husband said "Guess I'm not going to bed any time soon!" thinking of the sugar that would normally be in a cake. I reminded him this was sugar free, and my dad said "It was sugar free, too??!"

After that we didn't have the heart to tell him it was also made from Black Beans! ;)

It was delicious! Tasted as much like fudge brownies as when I snuck some of the batter while baking it. I brought some in for a coworker who can't have wheat gluten and she said it was very good, too, though she wanted real sugar for her own use of the recipe (she didn't like the idea of 'chemicals' like erythritol and xylitol).

Unfortunately it's sitting in the fridge now, waiting to be thrown out, because my parents just keep far too much dessert material in the house, and I didn't realize it would waste so I tried to leave it for my dad to eat. Peach pie, Frozen Yogurt, donut holes, etc... You can imagine why I tried to give him a healthy alternative!

My husband wants to make the mint variation next and put green food coloring in the frosting instead of chocolate.


  1. Are you sharing this recipe? If so I would like to try it. Looks good to me
    Linda From Baltimore

  2. Oh my, that looks good!! It really is still on my list to make that cake! You used the recipe on, right? I am sorry to hear that it's 'wasting' in their fridge, bummer...

  3. That looks delicious!! Was the whipped cream a good enough icing? This is the cake I was thinking about trying for my son's birthday even though he is skinny! I really think I'm going to try it. Maybe I'll make a "trial" cake this week.

  4. Wow that cake looks super yummy!!!

  5. That sound like the brownie recipe on my blog from Chef Rocco. I have made them and even hubby likes them.
    Your cake looks great :-)