Low-Calorie Flourless Black Forest Cake

The best Gluten-free Black Forest gateau recipe you will ever find.



Yield :

  • SmartPoints3*
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook: 40 minutes
  • Cool: 1 hour, Chill: 1 hour

Ingredients :


  • One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener (or another no-calorie granulated sweetener; see HG FYI)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. mini (or chopped) semi-sweet chocolate chips



  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed, drained, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener (or another no-calorie granulated sweetener; see HG FYI)
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash salt

Preparation :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9″ round cake pan with foil, and generously spray with nonstick spray.
  • Place all cake ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth and uniform.
  • Fold chocolate chips into cake batter.
 Spread batter into the baking pan, and smooth out the top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 35 – 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to make the topping, combine cornstarch/arrowroot with 1/3 cup cold water in a medium nonstick pot. Stir to dissolve. Add cherries, sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well.
  • Set heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook until thick and gooey, 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl. Once cool, cover and refrigerate.
  • Remove cake from oven. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Evenly top cake with topping.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Nutritional Info :

1/8th of cake: 115 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 331mg sodium, 27.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 5.5g protein

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