Raw Chocolate Black Bean Cake

This is a decadently rich 'no cook' cake worth giving a go as an occasional treat!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Freezing Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Serves: 12
Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: International
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian



  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 8 medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 2 cans cooked black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180 g 85% dark chocolate 85% cacao
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil



  • Line a round cake tin with baking paper.
  • In a food processor or high powered blender, combine all ingredients for the base until well mixed and sticky.
  • Pour into the tin, flattening it evenly over the bottom to form a base.
  • Place this in the freezer to set.


  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler on the stove.
  • In the meantime, combine the remaining filling ingredients in the food processor until the black beans have become almost totally mashed together.
  • Once melted, add in the chocolate and coconut oil.
  • Turn the food processor on to high speed and mix everything until it has become a creamy consistency. If needed, add a splash more plant milk.
  • When totally combined, take the base out of the freezer and pour the filling on top.
  • Return the cake to the freezer for an hour and then move it to be stored in the fridge.
  • Remove from the fridge 15 minutes before serving and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Raw Chocolate Black Bean Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328.3 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.3g30%
Saturated Fat 9.4g59%
Carbohydrates 30.7g10%
Fiber 7.1g30%
Sugar 17.5g19%
Protein 8.9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.