It was my birthday on Saturday!
(Happy Birthday to me….)
So naturally, I want to share the love in the form of a delicious and wholesome cake…
For inspiration, I went to the Green Kitchen Stories website and marvelled at the magic that Luise and David make each week. If you have never stumbled across their blog, I highly suggest it! They have amazing recipes that are set in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden and the pictures alone are a treat to scroll through. But it’s the love, care and passion that they put into their food as they share their lives with their many readers that really gets you hooked! Milestones with babies, birthdays, failures… they are all there and it’s what makes you fall in love with everything that is a part of the Green Kitchen Stories.
For my birthday, I made their Mocha and Black Bean Cheesecake and it was divine! However, they do warn that the recipe isn’t overly sweet and I did experience this, although I used prunes instead of dates. That is definitely why my first attempt of the recipe was not the greatest… because I didn’t follow the recipe… as usual!
However, I did get a chance to redeem myself! I decided to attempt the cake again, but this time, with my own little twists.
I call this my “tease” cake because I love to tease people when they eat it and get them to guess the main ingredient! So far, only one person has answered correctly to “black beans” and I like to keep it a secret until they try the cake. I do this because I feel like people will decide that they don’t like it before they try it if they know that the mousse is made with black beans instead of cream.
Try it for yourself and see what you think. I feel you will be pleasantly surprised to discover how creamy and indulgent this simple dessert is!