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"Magic Bean" chocolate cake

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created: 2011/09/12 changed: 2015/12/01
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Ingredients

Portions12 portion(s)
Cake

  • 420 g can kidney beans or butter beans, drained and 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, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth on speed 7. Set aside.

Without washing the bowl, beat the butter and sugar Speed 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, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth on speed 7. Set aside.

Without washing the bowl, beat the butter and sugar Speed 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.

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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.

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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.
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COMMENTS (551)
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Really tasty-the kids scoffed them

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Pure indulgence without the guilt. Simply devine, moist and very easy to make. I had to cook it much longer than stated. I used coconut sugar and red kidney beans. My family couldn't believe what went in it. Superb and will definitely make it again. 

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Delicious! Used cacao powder and it was a bit strong to taste, would use less next time. Would be lovely served with some cream Smile

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Seriously amazing - you would never know that beans are the magic behind these! Make these all the time - thanks for sharing Smile

The cake batter was so light and fluffy, it was hard to get the boys away from that to begin with!  So yummy, will definitely be going into school lunches.

Im just wondering if I could use Black beans instead of the kidney beans?? as i dont have any but i do have black beans. 

Thanks heaps!

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now on of our faves

Cacao is bitter so I wouldn't use. It definitely needs the amount of sugar stated. I usually reduce sugar in cakes but don't with this one. 

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Love this cake!! Watching the family eat it tonight for dessert with a straight face was tough. Haha suckers didn't even know it was made with beans. Once I fessed up they didn't believe me. Will make this my regular choc cake recipe from now on. Thanks Sarah Wong Smile

This cake is soo Yummmy ! Check my delicious recipes on "How To Make a Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjeFuredXvY

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amazing! with one of these in the kids' lunchbox i no longer care if all else they eat is honey sandwich!

Yumm Smile I made this last night and gave to some to friends at work.. noone could pick the "secret ingredient" hehe!

I split mine into muffins, and they were a little crumbly.. (i didnt have any bi-carb soda) could this have been why?

 

Thanks for a great healthy recipe Smile

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Definitely magic

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Surprisingly delicious!!

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OMG what a surprise! Had put off trying this cake as the mere thought of Kidney beans makes me gag (I hate them) but thought I'd try them for my kids. I had a tiny try thinking I wouldn't like it but WOW they are great! 

Awesome Party :party: Party

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Delicious! Always a crowd-pleaser.

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Very Magic Thanks

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Fantastic, super healthy ....no guilt at all  Cooking

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I love this recipe and often get requests to make this for parties and BBQs. 

Has anyone made this cake with a sugar substitute like stevia or xylitol? Thanks in advance....

The happy wife of a THERMOMIX TM5 Consultant Smile

Wonderful!! Who would have thought!!! BEANS in a cake!!! I mean BEANS seriously!!! Will be making this A LOT!!

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Made into cupcakes (made 15). Very moist and tasty. Kids loved them so happy I have something a bit more nutritious to add to lunch boxes. 

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Amazing

This is to die for! I lightly sprinkled the surface with icing sugar - a nice contrast to the dark cake.

Did you make sure you fully rinsed the kidney beans? I also used muffin cases as oppose to just greasing the tim, maybe it was that? Give them another go- trust me. Soooo worth it!

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A-MAZ-ING!! My go to chocolate cake! And I only used home brand Beans too!

Has anyone used Borlotti beans? If so how did it turn out?

All the rave reviews are right. This cake is fabulous, I made it with butter beans and it turned out perfectly.

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I love making this as cupcakes for morning tea when we're meeting up with friends. The kids don't know there are kidney beans, and the adults don't believe me when I tell them the ingredients. Yummy and extra nutrients, thanks so much for the recipe

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Awesome recipe, like a mud cake. Made into cupcakes and were perfect.

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Delicious moist cake! I used a can of cannellini beans as that's what was in the cupboard, and only 40g cacoa. Needed 55 mins on 160 degrees fan in my oven in a ring tin.  Stuck a bit to the bottom even though greased with butter. Will make again, with a little less sugar next time. 

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This cake is stunning.  Rich, moist "mud cake."  it is now my go to celebration cake.  

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This tastes fantastic!! It is soo yummy!

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http://mumsthermomix.blogspot.com/ 

 

 

THIS CAKE IS THE BOMB-DIGGITY. Just made it along with a mini cake for a friend in hopes it turned out ok. Tastes amazing! 

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1182 Magic Bean Chocolate Cake This cake was off the hook crazy good. My 11 year old son made it and i decorated it with coconut cream ganache, fresh strawberries and white chocolate. Thank you for this recipe we could not tell that there were beans in there.

I have made this twice. The first time the bean taste was very strong, I used butter beans as that was all I had. There were lots of fibrous bits from the skin of the beans. I have just made it with kidney beans. I repeated blending the beans three times but there was still a lot of the skins intact. I finished up straining them. Do others have this problem? 

Love my thermomix!

I made this recipe into cupcakes today and unfortunately they were absolutely revolting. They had a sort of beer taste. Could it be the cacao I used? I washed the beans assuming this was what was needed too. Any suggestions where I may have gone wrong? I would be keen to try again but want to cut the sugar so my daughter, can anyone suggest how, please?

 

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This is such a wonderful cake. Beans have never tasted soo good  Laughing out loud

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I make this for a school treat for my children and also into cupcakes for their class birthday, they can't taste the difference between this and a 'normal' chocolate cake.

 

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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