This Genius, Ridiculously Fudgy Brownie Cake Has No Butter or Oil—but How?

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

Ian Knauer’s Chocolate Eggplant Cakes

Ian Knauer’s Chocolate Eggplant Cakes

This cake didn’t start out as a diet cake (nor does it, in practice, taste like one). Yet there it is, acting like the world’s fudgiest molten chocolate cake, its moussey middle caving under your fork—without a single teaspoon of butter or oil.