Orange Spice Garbanzo Cake

Spicy and moist, you won’t believe this cake contains garbanzo beans (chickpeas). The batter is runny so don’t worry. Other spices can be added or substituted (cloves or mixed spices). Less sugar can be used or a suitable sugar-substitute.

Original recipe makes 1 8-inch square cake


1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
1 orange, zested and juiced

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    50 mins


    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square cake pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Process garbanzo beans in a food processor until smooth. Add cinnamon and cloves and pulse until combined. Add eggs, sugar, baking powder, and orange zest; process until just combined. Stir orange juice into garbanzo mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.


Calories: 105 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19.4 g
Cholesterol: 63 mg
Fat: 1.9 g
Fiber: 1.9 g
Protein: 3.5 g
Sodium: 215 mg