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"Magic Bean" chocolate cake

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created: 2011/09/12 changed: 2014/08/01
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Ingredients

Portions12 portion(s)
Cake

  • 420 g can kidney beans or butter beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon water or coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or more to taste
  • 70 g raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon GF baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 125 g Butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 140 g rapadura or coconut sugar
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35m
Preparation 5m
Baking/Cooking 30m
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Difficultyeasy
Appropriate for Thermomix ®-Beginners
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Recipe is created for
 
 Thermomix ® TM 31

Recipe's Preparation

In your TM puree the beans, water/coffee, I egg and vanilla until smooth. SP 7. Set aside.

Without washing the bowl, beat the butter and sugar SP 5 30 seconds

Add the remaining eggs & beat for 20 seconds SP 4.

Add bean mixture SP 4 5 seconds.

Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend SP 4 10 seconds.

Pour batter into greased ring tin pan and bake MOD oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 



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Recipe's preparation

In your TM puree the beans, water/coffee, I egg and vanilla until smooth. SP 7. Set aside.

Without washing the bowl, beat the butter and sugar SP 5 30 seconds

Add the remaining eggs & beat for 20 seconds SP 4.

Add bean mixture SP 4 5 seconds.

Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend SP 4 10 seconds.

Pour batter into greased ring tin pan and bake MOD oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 



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Tip

This GLUTEN FREE / NUT FREE /HIGH PROTEIN cake is wonderfully moist and works with most canned beans. Chickpeas work but they have a bit of a strong taste. If you use a round tin it will take a few minutes longer to bake.

You can also use oil instead of butter to make it dairy free - but butter is better!!

You can also make it in muffin tins which take about 20 mins to cook.

Check out www.clevercook.net.au for more of my recipes! Happy thermomixing!

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Tip

This GLUTEN FREE / NUT FREE /HIGH PROTEIN cake is wonderfully moist and works with most canned beans. Chickpeas work but they have a bit of a strong taste. If you use a round tin it will take a few minutes longer to bake.

You can also use oil instead of butter to make it dairy free - but butter is better!!

You can also make it in muffin tins which take about 20 mins to cook.

Check out www.clevercook.net.au for more of my recipes! Happy thermomixing!

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COMMENTS (511)

Omg this cake is amazing! So moist and delicious! I replaced three eggs with 4 heaped Tbsp of tapioca flour and 4 tbsp of water, as I was worried it would be too eggy. It was perfect! 

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I have make this recipe a couple of times now and great each time. My 7yo who needs GF also loves it. Thanks for the recipe.

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I used 1 can red kidney beans and 1 can 5 bean mix and made muffins. They were delicious! Iced them with choc ganache (recipe from EDC) and they were a huge hit. You can tell that they are different tasting but no one guessed the main ingredient was beans. My coeliac partner at work ate 2 at a time because she struggles to find decent baked goods! Even better warmed up so the ganache goes melty with cream mmm

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Topped with chocolate avocado frosting - AMAZING! This cake lived up to the hype, I'll definitely be making it again.

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This cake is quite extraordinary. I used a can of Coles mixed beans as only had Edgell Red Kidney Beans in pantry, and I recall reading somewhere not to use that particular brand. I used Coconut sugar but next time will try Rapadura as I felt it could do with a touch more sweetness, even though generally I find most cake recipes far too sweet and I usually end up halving sugar quantity. Without having to traipse through all the Recipe Community cake recipes, can anyone tell me if beans have been used as the base of any other flavour cakes? Am thinking especially of orange or lemon. Else I might have to start experimenting and my waistline won't thank me for that. 

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Opps,  I intended to give it 5 stars (with my previous comment)

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This cake is simply delicious and very easy to make.  I ate half just as it comes and topped the other half with chocolate ganache + strawberries - both were very impressive.  I made it for my foodie friends who couldn't believe I could create such a masterpiece.   For clarity though,  as I think the actual recipe is ambiguous,  I used two 420g tins of drained kidney beans and cooked on 160degree temp - that worked perfectly.

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I've been meaning to make this for ages but unlike every other person here, not a fan! it tasted horrid, I can't even describe, kids didn't eat them, hubby didn't eat them!

Clairey x

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Love it magic beans - yum!!

i have had to cook for  50 mins in a round tin thou @ 180  Smile

Could you replace butter with something else?

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What a great cake!

I have made this one a few times, it's a hit with everyone ( allergies and non allergies). Esspecially great when cooking for coeliac friends. Thanks!

I've made this twice using a 400g tin and it's worked out fine. I don't think the extra 20g makes a difference. Just pour the contents of tin in colander/sieve - rinse and use that Smile

Hope this isn't a silly question, but at the shops i could only find a 400g tin of kidney beans so i bought a 750g tin instead thinking i had to have exactly 420g of drained beans. Can anyone clarify this for me. How many grams does the drained tin equal? I'm not much of a cook....hence i own a thermie to help me! thanks in advance.  Cooking

Did you use 1 or 2 cans of beans ? 

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Made this for the first time today. Definitely agree with the rest - moist, yummy and chocolately and you can't taste the beans. Lovely served with whipped cream. Pity my youngest can't have it as allergic to beans. However I'm glad I found a delicious gluten free cake.

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So yum and moist! I had to keep mine in the oven for nearly an hour but was worth the wait!! I also used half butter and half coconut oil ☺️

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Moist and tasty. I used cacao and my muffins tasted like dark chocolate and weren't too sweet. 

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Delicious! 

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Absolutely delicious! So moist and chocolatey- will make this often!

FThis should be the first thing anyone makes in the Thermomix.

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Wow. This cake is amazing. I served it to some freinds without telling them the ingredients. They couldn't believe that it had beans in it and all wanted the recipe! AWESOME!!!

Looking forward to read more of your post and updates in the future. Thanks for posting this Smile

 

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Great recipe.  No issues for my 5 year old nephew when eating this.  I used 50g cacao and next time might rduce it to 40.  

School box lunch favourite. I bake in a rectangle slice tin, sprinkle a handful of craisins on top. When cool, I slice and freeze - add two slices to the lunchbox.  Ticks the boxes - nut free for school!

I make this weekly now!! So moist and you can't even taste the beans . Great with icing too!!

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Will definitely do again!

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Worked beautifully.  Wasn't sure but used 1 can of drained beans.  I always add extra cocoa powder to recipes but didn't this time.  Thankfully so because I had to add an extra tablespoon of sugar (and it still wasn't sweet).  Lovely and moist.  Made 14 cupcakes.

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This cake is amazing. I'm always making it for friends. 

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My fussy kids like this. I do use less cocoa, but the first time was simply because I had run out. Protein and fibre into fussy kids, win/win here. I cut and freeze wrapped individually for lunch box

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Delicious! So easy and so moist and tasty! I made muffins. The Kids will love these for their school lunches.

Thanks for this extra tip! I've seen this recipe on non-Thermie web pages with comments that it can turn out a bit flat. Great that turns out fluffy with Thermie and even more so when using Thermie butterfly.

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Loved by everyone at home and work. I will make this cake again. 

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I have made this numerous times and it is perfect every time!  I make two cakes and put them on top of each other with fresh chocolate cream (cream and cacao powder) and then cover with the chocolate cream!  All my friends love it!!!

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Everyone loved it, very moist and no one knew what was in it

My first muffin/cake mixed in the Thermomix.  I really like the spongeness from the unique food chemistry.  I used 1 drained tin of butter beans and 1/2 tin of drained chickpeas.    Interesting choice for 1T of water or 1T of coffee, what sort of coffee?  I assume 1T from a cup of black coffee would be equivalent to 1T of water but I went daring and did 1T of coffee grinds.  Result was a very strong cocoa flavour also Dutch cocoa not raw cacao so I think I got the flavour I deserved.  I would look at no coffee or less cocoa next time.  Happy Baking

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Really delicious, light and fluffy and rich chocolate flavour.  I made into muffins and got 14.  I will definately be making this again.

Sounds amazing! I will make it tomorrow for our group meeting! 

Sounds Delicious! I cant wait for my TM5 to arrive to try this one out! Big smile

I loved this recipe and will make it again.

Mad About My Thermie

Thermomix Consultant

Used 1.5 can of red kidney beans and 50g cocoa. Kids and hubby loved it; they went for second serving!

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I made this into cupcakes and should have used liners as there was NO WAY they were coming out of the pan! What I did taste though was very yummy!

I ice it with a 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup cup cocao, 1/4 cup honey.... sooooo yummy!

Happy Thermomixn' 

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kids didn't like it, so I made it with less cocoa but still no fans in my house

 

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Made this UNBELIEVABLE cake again yesterday, but as muffins. Found by using the whisk for the beating stages gave even better aeration into the mixture than without (remember not to exceed speed 4 when using it though!)

I Will also give Meredith's easier method (below) a go next time. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!!

'Cooking is a way of giving and of making yourself desirable' MICHAEL BOURDIN

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I first tried this at a Thermomix business info session. I was reluctant at first because I had heard about beans being in it but what a surprise!

unfortunately I burnt the top of my cake even though I did as instructed. And I think I'll use less cacao next time but overall I still like and keen to give it another go and make sure I don't burn the top again!

Thanks for sharing

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So I finally tried this recipe and I can see why the fuss. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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My whole family love these!  I made muffins. Couldn't tell there were any beans in it and it was so chocolatey and light.

I was concerned about the quantity of beans to use as I don't use canned ones. After reading the comments, I was more confused since someone mentioned that they use 2 tins and someone else said the weight of the beans after draining was less.  I had some cooked black beans on hand and after consulting a friend, she advised me to use 1 1/2 cups cooked beans which I did. This was perfect. I also reduced the cocoa to 50g which was more than enough and I didn't use raw cacao. Can't see the point when it is going to be cooked and it costs so much more. 

I urge all to try this recipe. It took me 2  months as I couldn't see how it would taste good given the strange ingredients. I was wrong though and very happy about it.

Angela Stafford 

www.angelaswildkitchen.com

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This was delicious!!! daughter and friends loved it and came back for more! not a bean to be seen  Wink

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Hubby was blown away and I had a private chuckle as i watched my kids eat kidney beans lol. Very easy to make - I made 12 cupcakes from the mixture and they were done in 20 mins Smile Great recipe thank you 

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I've been dying to try this for ages and finally made muffins today! Just delicious! I was skeptical at first but convinced to give it a go by all the great reviews. I followed Merediths advice of the easier method of making - much easier than having to remove contents from the bowl.

One thing I was confused about though - one or two cans of kidney beans? I only used one and it worked ok but some comments have alluded to needing two?

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