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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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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.
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COMMENTS (472)

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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I finally got around to making this cake!

Yummy, but took over an hour to cook in a round tin.

Find me at Kirls Thermo Updates (Facebook)

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This is a great recipe, made it as muffins for lunchboxes and the taste is delicious.  One problem though, the bottoms all stuck to the muffin tray, any suggestions for how to prepare the tin? Today I brushed with melted butted and dusted with plain flour (don't need to worry about GF in our house).

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Have made this so many times now, I thought I had better rate it. Great recipe, I added some leftover Easter eggs last time and it was delicious! 

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This is a great cake!

even EASIER using this method:-

In your TM puree the beans, water/coffee, sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth. SP 7.

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

Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend  10 seconds/SP 4. Use the spatula to scrape down and ensure thorough mixing.

Pour batter into greased ring tin pan or lined cake tin and bake Moderate oven, 160*C, for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean or it springs back when touched in center.

Top with Chocolate Ganache- Basic Cook Book/ EDCB

I altered method to make easier, Meredith Read CL

Meredith

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I made this for the first time yesterday! OMG! WOW! So quick and easy to make and it was a hit with all kids and adults. I wanted to make it dairy free so substituted 125g butter with 125g grapeseed oil. I put 70g coconut sugar and 70g raw sugar to make up the 140g sugar. It was light, moist and delicious. Making again today!

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This is my favourite chocolate cake recipe of all time! Winner at every birthday party. I even make them into cupcakes! Can you please edit the ingredient list where the beans are listed? It says amp amp amp after it? I've had a few friends go wrong with this recipe because they have only used 1 can of beans. Could you write 2 cans of beans drained? That would be a lot clearer

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Loved this and so easy to make. Will use less cacao powder next time tho

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Made this today for work team. Didn't live long at all! Even the lass who gags at the thought of eating lentils/beans of any sort enjoyed it (knowing in advance what was in it!)

Yep, this works so well.... Love

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Very tasty.  Kids loved it.

Absolutely love this chocolate cake. I am amazed every time that i make it just how well it works. If you didn't tell  your guests they would never guess that it is red kidney beans in the recipe. great!

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Cake usually leads to stomach aches in this house these days.

This recipe has solved that problem!

Intense flavour, cake texture is maintained, rather morish....I had to cook it for an extra 15 minutes as I don't have a ring tin...but it didn't suffer too much...

Will become a go to recipe without a doubt.

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I decided to make this recipe because of the high ratings it has. I was very impressed. It was really simple to make and tasted awesome. Very light and fluffy. You can't really go wrong with this cake atall. Thanks for the recipe Smile

Would egg replacer make this bean cake which I made into muffins, turn into a complete FLOP

It did rise in the oven, but when the time was up, once out, it flopped terrrible !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this into muffins and it was a complete flop.!!!! Nice and high in the oven, but as soon as I took it out at the correct time, the muffins keep flopping more and more. I did use Egg Replacer, as grandson is allergic to eggs..................would that have made any differerence ?

 

 

 

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Great gluten free recipe and enjoyed by all. 

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Smile

I made this wondering what on earth this would taste like. Actually hubby made it. He absolutely loved it and was very impressed. I tried it and on first taste I wasn't impressed at all. I then tried it the next day after my husband kept raving about it and found that it actually tasted a lot nicer. I also served it to my sisters and asked if they knew the secret ingredient, and neither of them guessed. I must say now that this cake is nice, so if you don't like it on the day it's made try it again the next day and you might be surprised like I was.

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I was so skeptical of this recipe, and my kids saw me making it and said a very quick "no thanks", but I made it as cupcakes and it was just delicious and they demolished them all in one sitting!  Absolutely wonderful recipe, thank you so much Smile

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So moist and tasty - love this recipe Smile

After owning my Thermie for 2 years now I can't believe it has taken me this long to get around to making this recipe!! So so so good - I made 12 cupcakes and had some mix left over so I chucked it in a ramekin and popped it in the microwave for about a minute and got the most divine hot choc sponge pudding ever!!! It was even better than the cupcakes, so this will now be my go to quick dessert recipe - add a dollop of cream & ice cream and hey presto, 5 star dessert Wink  Thanks for this amazing recipe - who'da thunk it?!  Big smile

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I have been waiting for a reason to cook a chocolate cake since seeing this recipe and couldn't wait any longer for an occasion to present itself so I just did it! 

Really impressed, wonderfully moist, rich cake that will become a favourite time and again I'm sure!

I made cup cakes, baked for 20min and perfect.

I didn't have any bicarb so excuded it and they are great.

Highly reccomended recipie. 

Thank you for sharing.

I wasn't convinced after I looked at this recipe.  But after u made it was and took it to work I was really surprised at the moistness and quality of the final cake. This is a 5 star recipe that is so simple to make. 

Well done. 

This cake is delicious! I used butter beand and regular sugar. I also used only 50g Cocoa and baked it in a muffin tin. I think they were perfect.

my daughter said they weren't chocolately enough so I will try the full 70g cocoa next time.

Even with all the great reviews I was sceptical about beans in a cake BUT this was yummy! I made 12 cupcakes. I used only 50g raw cacao, 1 heaped teaspoon vanilla and 170g sugar 1/2 rapadura and 1/2 raw brown and only 4 eggs cause that's all I had. My VERY fussy 6 year old who has super human senses and can tell straight away when i'm using different ingredients liked them (shock horror) 

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not a fan. Kids ate it once disguised with chocolate frosting.but prefer my normal chocolate cake. Glad I gave it go thoug.

Great cake. I made a few modifications. Only 120gms of coconut sugar and 50gms of cacao and was def rich enough and sweet enough for us. I also used half a nespresso as I'd just made a coffee and worked beautifully. 

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Definitely going to be a regular at our place, thanks for sharing 

Made this many times and perfect every time

Danielle XX

HEALTHYEATSWITHMYTHERMIE 

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Very yummy! I found the first time I made this though it was really salty. The second time I didn't add any salt at all and it was perfect. Smile

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This was awesome, who would have thought you could use kidney beans Smile

Regards

Tont

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Delicious! As vegetarians, we are always looking to add protein so this is great. Thank you

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Wow - amazing!

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Since trying to avoid wheat my teenage son is very wary of my baking. This amazing cake was an absolute hit. He asked what was in it, when I said beans he scoffed and walked off. I don't think he believed me! 

Beautiful cake considering made of kidney beans instead of the traditional flour. Thank you for this recipe. The kids think its chocolate cake.

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Love this recipie have been using it regularly and it always turns out well. Tried it with banana but it didn't turn out as light and fluffy. Thank you for sharing. 

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Note to self!-reduce cocoa!!!!!

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Dense, rich, chocolately cake - doesn't fall to bits like most gluten free bakery.  Loved it and added to favourites.

 

I made this cake and topped it with chocolate frosting (everyday cookbook). Huge winner in my house!

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Cooked this last night and none of my boys could believe the "magic" ingredient. Had to get out the empty can to prove it! Moist and chocolatey. Used dutch cocoa, castor sugar, and 4 bean mix, because that's what I had in the cupboard. It's not too sweet, although I could detect some bicarb soda aftertaste. Might try it with next time with a little less of the raising agents. Cooked in a ring tin to avoid a squidgy middle.

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Delicious! I made this and put the mix into a patty cake tin so I had nice small servings. They froze well. A super moist cake. You shouldn't need any icing, the cake is fine as is.

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