High-Protein Torte

Easy cake has no flour, but lots of legumes.

Original recipe makes 8 servings


1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed
4 eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup Splenda (or sugar)
2 tablespoons maple sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
6 ounces whipped cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup walnut halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender or food processor, combine chickpeas and eggs until smooth. Add pumpkin, Splenda, syrup, baking powder and spice; process again until smooth.
  2. Spray a round cake pan with oil. Fill with batter. Bake until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Cool. (Be sure the cake is completely cool before removing it from the pan, because it is very soft.)
  3. Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Spread over top and sides of cake. Decorate with mandarin oranges and walnuts.


Calories: 378 kcal
Carbohydrates: 62.1 g
Cholesterol: 126 mg
Fat: 12 g
Fiber: 5.1 g
Protein: 8.9 g
Sodium: 490 mg