sorta, almost... Ohiofarmgirl issued the challenge for Black Bean Chocolate Cake. I was skeptical but intrigued as well. I tried the white version. Not that chocolate doesn't always make everything better, but I had a pot of chili in my dinner plans already, so I figured I'd throw in a few extra beans and give it a whirl. Then looking over the recipe, I noticed they're not much different, so I'll do a chocolate version with white beans as well, just add in the cocoa.
The thing that intrigued me about the bean cake, is the TEOTWAWKI possibilities. If TSHTF, growing beans is pretty simple. Cooking beans is pretty simple. Making bean cake is pretty simple. Much easier than growing/harvesting/grinding wheat. So, you know, I had to try it.
The vanilla was well done, and felt like a regular white cake. The chocolate was a little spongier, didn't feel quite cooked through. When I try it again I will use three cake pans.
They were both really nice served with a drizzle of raspberry sauce over top. Nobody questioned that they were anything but a regular cake. I'm not sure whether to tell them or not.
Are you up for the challenge?