Tres Leches bundt cake, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. A day of celebrating, eating tacos, drinking margaritas and having wonderful desserts. The Tres Leches bundt cake recipe, baked with chickpeas, is another great example of stealth health all in a small package. The alternative to this Bundt cake recipe involves the use of garbanzo beans, apple sauce and fat free buttermilk. You would never know these little goodies are made with chickpeas. A typical Tres Leches cake is a light, airy sponge cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and cream.
This recipe is using my chickpea Bundt cake base that can easily be adjusted and tweaked into something different. Just in case you are looking for chickpea inspired Bundt cakes, take a peak and try my O’Leary’s Bundt Cake or the Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake with Yogurt Cream.
Chickpea fun fact: For a snack, drain and rinse well a can of chickpeas, blot with a paper towel until completely dry. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of olive oil and toss to coat. Place chickpeas on a cookie sheet and pop them in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy. Season with sea salt or your favorite seasoning. One more fact, in case you didn’t know, there is no difference between chickpeas and garbanzo beans. Garbanzo happens to be the Spanish term while chickpea is the common English term.
You cannot ignore the fact that mini bundt cakes just look awesome and sophisticated. If you fancy something a bit more nutritious give this Tres Leches Bundt cake a try. Regardless what you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, you can be sure they’re packed with nutrients, flavor, and lots of potential. One cup of chickpeas has 269 calories, 45g of carbohydrate, 15g of protein, 13g of dietary fiber, 4g of fat and 0g of cholesterol. They are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content which all support heart health. Chickpeas contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.
Tres Leches Bundt Cake, Baked with Chickpeas
The Taste: Great Bundt cake, moist, fluffy and sweet. A crowd pleaser for any occasion.
The Process: As easy as it gets. Simple to bake and a solid base recipe to explore additional ingredients and flavors.
The Verdict: For a Bundt cake that uses garbanzo beans, apple sauce and fat free buttermilk, you would never know these little goodies are made with chickpeas.