This cake is to die for, especially if you enjoy chocolate and sweetened whipped cream. But you ask, “Pea flour recipes?” Yes. Peas are part of the legume family, and when ground into a flour may be used in larger quantities than other bean flours, as they are not as strong or bitter and the pea flavor is more easily hidden among other flours. Green pea flour is wonderful to bake with, as it is very high in protein, 4 grams of protein in every 1-1/2 tablespoons. No need to run out and purchase green pea flour. If you own a coffee grinder, just purchase a bag of green split peas at your local grocer and grind them up into a fine powder. If it appears to be gritty, don’t worry. They will break down in the cooking process.
You won’t find many pea flour recipes, just yet, but it is popping up as an ingredient in protein bars and powders for its high protein value. Just note that it is a legume, and if you cannot tolerate beans, you won’t tolerate green peas either, more so when they are uncooked.
Though I used superfine rice flours and sorghum flour for this cake, you may use your favorite gluten free all-purpose flour. Just be careful to use one without any gums included or minus them from this recipe. I’ve used extra gums in this recipe to increase the moisture.
Now that you have the basic recipe, you may create your own pea flour recipes. Be creative and have fun.
Green cake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!