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Chickpea Orange Cake

Chickpea Orange Cake

Make this sweet orange chickpea cake recipe using canned chickpeas.

Chickpeas are a versatile bean used in many African dessert recipes. Orange Chickpea Cake is an easy unique recipe using canned chickpeas and popular African spices.

Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe

Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe

Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe


2/3 cup cake flour

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 cups canned chickpeas

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon orange flower water

½ teaspoon salt


2 cups orange preserves

1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and eggs. Drain the liquid from chickpeas, rinse and pour into a food processor, pulverize the chickpeas, lemon juice, spices and oil.  Add the chickpea mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Grease and lightly flour a 9"X13" baking sheet. Parchment paper and pan liners can help prevent sheet cakes from sticking to the bottom of the pan instead of greasing the pan and aid you in handling your cake during the transferring process. Bake 30-35 minutes.  When the cake cools completely, evenly spread orange preserves on top of the cake and dust with powdered sugar.

Did you know?

High in protein Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans are large light brown air friendly beans with a very mild flavor. The major chickpea growing country in Africa is Ethiopia.

Chickpea Orange Cake

Chickpea Orange Cake

Make this sweet orange chickpea cake recipe using canned chickpeas. Serves 15 Dessert.

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