6 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
¼ pound (one stick) of margarine
¾ cup of sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 cup of black bean puree
1/3 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
Beat margarine and sugar well. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Add cocoa, vanilla, bean puree and nuts, mix just until blended. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently stir whites into batter.
Pour into a greased 8 inch pan. Bake in the center of a medium (350 degree) oven for approximately one hour. This will be quite moist. Cool completely in the pan. Run a knife around the pan and turn it out on a serving plate. It is so rich it does not need icing. May be served with whipped cream.
3 tablespoons cocoa + 1 tablespoon margarine = 1 square of bakers chocolate
Brown and white sugars usually maybe used interchangeably, measure for measure. Brown sugar must be firmly packed.