Chickpea Honey Cake with Sesame and Cherries

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.01
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1 cupChickpea Flour
1 cupAlmond Flour (ground almonds)
1 1/2 tspBaking Powder
1/3 cupHoney
2 tbspLemon Zest
1 cupFresh or Frozen Cherries, pitted
2 tbspSesame Seeds
1/8 tspSea Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Lightly grease a 6 x 6 baking dish.
  3. Combine chickpea flour, almond flour, salt and baking powder in one bowl, set aside.
  4. Mix eggs with honey and lemon zest. Add the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients. Fold until well combined.
  5. Pour batter into the baking dish. Press the cherries into the batter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


  • Legumes such as chickpeas are rich in folate, phosphorus and manganese. Diets rich in folate are associated with a lower risk of esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers. Phosphorus is needed for healthy bones, and manganese is needed to stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Any foods that are reheated need to be brought to their minimum internal cooking temperature for at least 15 seconds to ensure that it's safe to eat. Avoid storing leftovers a second time once they've already been reheated.