Chocolate Lentil Cake –

Chocolate Lentil Cake

  By lentilsorg    

July 12, 2015

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Part of our Hidden HealthyTM collection of recipes where we show you unique ways of incorporating lentils into your food, unsuspecting to the picky eater's eye!

  • Prep: 25 Minutes
  • Cook: 30 Minutes
  • 25 Minutes

    30 Minutes

    55 Minutes

  • Yields: 20


  1. In a small saucepan, combine lentils and water and heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are falling apart, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F (180°C). Grease a 13x9-inch (22x33-cm) baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, mixing well.
  4. In a medium bowl beat together eggs, oil, and almond extract. Stir in lentils.
  5. Add lentil mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. Add boiling water and mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.


½ cup (125 mL) dry split red lentils, rinsed

1½ cup (375 mL) water

¾ cup (175 mL) quick-cooking oatmeal

¾ cup (175 mL) granulated sugar

¾ cup (175 mL) brown sugar, packed

1¾ cup (425 mL) all purpose flour

1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

3.9 oz (110 g) packaged instant chocolate pudding

2 eggs, well beaten

1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil

1 Tbsp (15 mL) almond extract

1 2/3 cups (400 mL) boiling water


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 piece
Sodium170 mg
Potassium87 mg
Protein4 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sugar19 g
Total Fat0.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Carbohydrates33 g
Dietary Fiber1 g