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"Magic Bean" chocolate cake

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created: 2011/09/12 changed: 2014/06/22
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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 (346)
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A big surprise. Great texture, very chocolatey, kids loved it. Will make a great lunchbox treat as we made it as cupcakes. 

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So yummy and good for you too!

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Delicious cake! My only adjustments for next time ( and there will definitely be a next time) would be to make it in muffin cases (not a ring tin as was quite crumbly and didn't turn out of the tin well), and to use slightly less cocoa powder as the kids found it a little bit bitter. I might also increase the sugar slightly to help with that also.

Looking forward to getting it right for the kids and making it for school lunches - so perfect for that.

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I made this cake for the second time today.  The first time I found that I could taste the kidney beans (as could my sons), so this time I used 1 drained 400g can of Red Kidney Beans and 1 drained can of Butter Beans (or Cannelli Beans).  I also substituted Coconut Oil for the Butter and Coconut sugar for the sugar and it turned out much better.  It is a little crumbly near the edges but moist and delicious.  Next time, I might try substituting the Coffee for Maple Syrup.  This time, my sons are devouring it and haven't even realised that it's the Magic Bean cake.  Thanks for such a fantastic cake.

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Awesome. this was so yummy

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OMG! AWESOME!!!   Cant Believe How Fantastic This Cake Is.  Love

I made this a couple of times and enjoyed it ...but have to say my friends and family REALLY enjoyed it. Always a winner when you come across a real crowd pleaser.

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I always make these as muffins, I haven't actually tried making it as an actual round cake yet. Everyone who has tried them has been told about the magic ingredient "after" and they can hardly believe it! A big favourite here. 5 stars all the way

This was fabulous. Worked really well and I was surprised at how moist it was and that I could not taste kidney beans at all. Winning. 

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These are a favourite in our house! I love telling people what's really in them after they've had one - no one believes me at first Smile I always make mine in muffin cases so they're easy for the kids to eat. 

Follow my Thermomixing adventures at www.facebook.com/therMELicious Smile

My kids just devoured this for dessert! Loved sneaking a bit more protein in to them!

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I'm afraid I wasn't blown away by this recipe. It didn't really seem to make enough for a cake tin, so I spooned it into small cupcake wrappers. Also, I've used beetroot in chocolate baking before and I think that works much better - sweeter than kidney beans and more moist.

 

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I'm baking this cake again right now. I have never told my boys there are beans in it, GF is all they need to know! 

Love this so much! 

Thanks

Ive made muffins and they were just as good, great recipe

 

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I made this for the 3rd time today with the most success. I actually heated the thermomix to 50 to aid with the creaming of the butter and panela as I have found in the past that it is really thick and tends to settle under the blades, failing to mix properly. This is a fantastic recipe. My family loves it and my 4 year old loves to lick the bowl Smile

Always get rave reviews when I make this. Love watching everyone's amazement and love the element of surprise when I ask them to guess the secret ingredient! It's made me wonder what else I can substitute with beans. I substitute organic coconut oil for the butter and coconut sugar, and cannellini beans instead. So moist and a subtle coconut flavour.  I don't normally like the flavour of coconut in baking but love this so it wasn't strong and I like that its healthier.  It's great on it's own or with berries for a bit more tartness. This is the only chocolate cake I make now!

Have made this three times now and has been a hit each time with the kids and adults. Cooking

 

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Will definitely make this again. Awesome cake! 

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Massive hit with my hubby and 2yr old and of course me too. Such a surprise how nice this turned out. 

I made mine for a morning tea at work - everyone was pleasantly surprised around the 'dark' chocolate taste, and that it isn't sicklay sweet.  No- one guessed it was made of beans

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Really great! Surprised that you could not tell the kidney beans were in there. My 2 year old and 4 year old sons loved it Smile

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I can hardly believe it has beans in it. And I made it!

Amazing.... I have never before made a cake using butter beans.  I made mine into muffins. Delicious!! 

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I made mine in a fluted ring tin,  poured firm ganache over, sprinkled with gold dust, filled the centre hole with fresh strawberries, & served with puréed strawberry sauce &vanilla whipped cream. Delicious! A lovely rich dark flavour. I figured it is only around 800kj (200cal) if it is cut into 12 portions, not bad! It looked amazing, nobody knew it was gluten freeexcept the one who needed to, & all raved about it. My hard ganache coating was 70% Lindt chocolate,melted with 50 grams butter.  Tongue

Anniebee!

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Beautiful Cake!

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Yum, great texture and flavour.  It really is magic, especially with ganache poured over the top!!

about 110g oil

Sarah Wong

Hi Kylie

Im not sure what went wrong but I only ever use raw or rapadura or coconut sugar. All of these should work..including white!

 

Sarah Wong

Thanks Leanne - I love it too!!

Sarah Wong

Hi Tracy

Use 1  x  420g can and drain the beans & rinse them well. You will only have about 380g beans.

Sarah Wong

I drained a 420 g can of Kidney Beans. When I added the beans to my Thermie they only weighed about 390g without the liquid. The cake was great. The ingredients list states drained.  This made me aware though that this well known branded can of Kidney Beans was a bit of a rip off. 

Okay so I am a little confused. Please forgive me I am a very new thermie mum and getting to know my way around. Does this recipe call for 420g of beans weighed into the TM or just one 420g can which you drain the liquid out of???

Thank you in advance for your help Smile

 

this recipe never ceases to amaze me!

Leanne Sloss

I use rapadura sugar and generally decrease it to about 150g. Always turns out lovely, I have a cake in the oven now :) 

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Really nice Thank you! No one knew there were beans in it! Well make again  Smile

I substituted "normal sugar" for raw sugar and it doesn't work. Stick with white. - don't you hate it when you make something and it doesn't work! Such a waste of ingredients... And I was looking forward to eating them.. Sad

Kylie Iemma

What sugar did everyone use?? 

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An ideal cake for nice small pieces for kids treats - quite rich for us! I was a little put off by the beans at time of mixing, but the cake came up beautifully. We didn't bother with icing on this occasion but will try that next time. Kids enjoyed their 'treat' very much. I will never tell them the ingredients for fear of spoiling it for them Ha! 

How much oil would you put in, instead of butter?

I am so excited by this recipe! I am having friends over for dinner tomorrow - this just might be our dessert!

 

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I'm a convert! Best chocolate cake ever! Made it today & my nieblings were on to their second helpings before I told them the ingredients - big mistake!  Will definitely make it again but I'll keep the ingredients a secret next time! Thanks :-) 

I've made this cake heaps of times and found it especially yummy if you heat each slice in the microwave for about 20 secs and serve with a berry topping (see Blueberry Cheesecake recipe) and frozen yoghurt, cream or ice cream. For a healthier version, I made the cake with cacao instead of cocoa, 90g of sugar and 65g of butter. It was still plenty sweet enough with the berry topping (I also halved the sugar in this recipe) and frozen yoghurt. 

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So good, I've made it so many times now and it's always a hit, no one knows any different

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Lovely cake! A real surprise as I was not sure how it would turn out! So easy too!

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Beautiful cake. Wink

Made this on Wednesday and by the time we got home from work/school yesterday there was only 1 slice left so made it again in cupcake pans.  Kids LOVE this cake, is definitely going to become a regular.  Everyone at work is asking for the recipe as well

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Great cake . Amazing

Just a guess. You could fillcup an with beans. Add water & then weigh?

Anniebee!

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my first try at gluten free and it was lovely. Easy recipe and the cake is so tasty! I replaced the sugar with 140g of Rapadura and made muffins instead of a large cake. Baking time was around 25 mins. 

I always find, leaving the cake in the tin until it is completely cooled, means it will come out unbroken & not sticking to the tin Smile

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