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created: 2011/09/12 changed: 2016/09/23

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"Magic Bean" chocolate cake

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Ingredients

12 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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Recipe's preparation

  1. 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.


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • I was literally gagging whilst making this cake!...
    Submitted by Mixing With Riss on 8. December 2016 - 10:10.

    I was literally gagging whilst making this cake! The red kidney beans smelled very unappatising in the cake batter, but I proceeded anyway and I was super suprised at how well it turned out! I made them into mini cupcakes to add a treat (laced with nutrition) into the kids lunchboxes and they loved them too. I scraped the bowl and mixed the kidney beans longer than suggested because I didn't want it to be obvious to the kids that there was something healthy hidden in them!

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  • Has anyone used this as a
    Submitted by moomin on 26. November 2016 - 12:04.

    Has anyone used this as a theme cake? I want to make an aeroplane shaped cake and need a cake that'll stand up to the task. Ideally G&DF but not essential. Please help!!

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  • This cake was ok but not as
    Submitted by burpie7 on 20. November 2016 - 20:18.

    This cake was ok but not as fantastic as I thought it would be considering all the rave reviews. It was hard to get a smooth consistency with the beans and it was too airy. 

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  • When did you add the dates?
    Submitted by GJEG on 18. November 2016 - 21:33.

    When did you add the dates? Do you remember how much at all?

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  • Hi, have you or anyone else
    Submitted by GJEG on 18. November 2016 - 21:32.

    Hi, have you or anyone else tried it substituting the sugar for dates? If so, how much dates and when did you add please? 

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  • very nice recipe! Easy to
    Submitted by Pam22 on 14. November 2016 - 00:25.

    very nice recipe! Easy to make, healthy to eat and delicious in taste! thank you!

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  • Came out perfect, as
    Submitted by clemstar on 12. November 2016 - 19:42.

    Came out perfect, as described. An instant classic. I used cannellini beans as the base and it worked a treat. Also replaced half the sugar with unsweetened apple sauce to keep the sugar content down.

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  • Wow, my kids who would never
    Submitted by Scoofy on 18. October 2016 - 23:18.

    Wow, my kids who would never eat kidney beans absolutely love this! Made it with coconut oil instead of butter and coconut milk instead of water.

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  • Just made these... they taste
    Submitted by nikki starlette on 18. October 2016 - 14:16.

    Just made these... they taste great, though I did remove the red kidney bean skin through my mesh strainer once all ingredients had been mixed (which was really messy but worth it) 

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  • Constant favourite with my
    Submitted by Little Ditty on 12. October 2016 - 21:05.

    Constant favourite with my allergy sufferers. We make it muffin size for freezer to lunch box packing.

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  • I too had to try as one of
    Submitted by bakercosy on 7. October 2016 - 15:24.

    I too had to try as one of the first things I made in the Thermomix. Beans took some pureeing - scraping down and repeating the first step. Needed longer as cooked in a round tin  - 40mins 170 fan forced. Thanks to all the comments neither of these aspects threw me! Stuck exactly to the recipe, delicious, choclatey, moist and will definitely make again. 

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  • Have made this for family
    Submitted by sim-68 on 3. October 2016 - 21:17.

    Have made this for family before, mixed reactions, so yesterday made it for work colleagues and they loved it. Couldn't believe what was in it when I spilled the 'beans' so to speak. Thanks for great recipe. 

     

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  • I made the mistake of icing
    Submitted by cherlyndria77 on 3. October 2016 - 19:44.

    I made the mistake of icing this baby - absolutely unnecessary!  The flavour is rich, the texture is dense and cakey.  It was delicious!  Thanks for sharing xx

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  • Loved it! Great high protein
    Submitted by Ange-in-Thermo-Wonderland on 1. October 2016 - 05:18.

    Loved it! Great high protein fix for kids that are too lazy to chew much meat lol! Easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Delicious Regards,

    Ange 

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  • So easy and yummy!! Am baking
    Submitted by AnitaLeach on 28. September 2016 - 09:46.

    So easy and yummy!! Am baking again today. 

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  • Love this recipe, easy & very
    Submitted by Sfrithy on 25. September 2016 - 17:32.

    Love this recipe, easy & very moist cake!

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  • Terrific !! I left the bean
    Submitted by Jennifer Grinter on 24. September 2016 - 16:50.

    Terrific !! I left the bean puree in and just kept adding ingredients - I used cannelloni beans.

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  • I made this and it was
    Submitted by angelawilkinson on 24. September 2016 - 09:01.

    I made this and it was honestly disgusting. I thought from the rave reviews it would have been good. I must have done something wrong....

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  • Chocolate is my one of the
    Submitted by chocolate_gifts_sydney on 22. September 2016 - 14:51.

    Chocolate is my one of the favorite food. This chocolate cake recipes I liked because it's easy to preparation. Thanks to admin for give a very cool recipe. www.lollymail.com.au

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  • To make an extra decadent
    Submitted by Farmers wife on 16. September 2016 - 12:32.

    To make an extra decadent treat I added some dark choc chips, halved the sugar & baked in a brownie slice pan. Served it warm with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.... delicious! Just as good cold the next day!!

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  • This recipe makes a beautiful
    Submitted by Farmers wife on 11. September 2016 - 17:33.

    This recipe makes a beautiful moist choc cake! This household of sweet tooth's will never know that it's made out of beans. Made with both Butter beans & Cannellini beans both equally good. If you haven't tried yet you must!!

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  • So I made this twice in a
    Submitted by AngryAdams on 9. September 2016 - 21:47.

    So I made this twice in a week! The first batch was for a friend and i had to make some for myself. I ran out of butter so used coconut oil, as well as half coconut sugar and half Natvia (I ran out of coconut sugar as well) and it was still amazing if not better! Definitely fixed my chocolate craving!

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  • without sugar, yes. I took a
    Submitted by Mushroomsalad on 9. September 2016 - 15:44.

    without sugar, yes. I took a handfull of Dates instead. It was fantastic!

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  • Delicious!!! So easy and
    Submitted by AngryAdams on 8. September 2016 - 19:28.

    Delicious!!! So easy and healthy!!! I didn't have the patience to completely smooth out the bean mixture however it was still terrific! Definitely one for repeating!

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  • I just tried it last night
    Submitted by Allen USA on 24. August 2016 - 19:14.

    I just tried it last night went over very well, I never thought I would be baking with kindey beans or cooking with them. Thanks 

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  • Moderate oven is 180 
    Submitted by Pondsy on 20. August 2016 - 20:22.

    Moderate oven is 180 

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  • Very good cake, although it
    Submitted by Lenka on 15. August 2016 - 17:31.

    Very good cake, although it would have been good to know what temp to set the oven tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • An absolutely delicious,
    Submitted by thermo-em on 11. August 2016 - 20:38.

    An absolutely delicious, moist cake! I have made this at least 4 times now and each time it has worked beautifully. I have made it using butter and also using macadamia oil and both are wonderful. 

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  • Really, Really YUM!!! Will
    Submitted by JoelleC on 8. August 2016 - 14:53.

    Really, Really YUM!!! Will have to wait and see what the rest of the family think!! Thanks for the recipe.

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  • This was absolutley
    Submitted by meags_k07 on 6. August 2016 - 11:59.

    This was absolutley delicious! Has anyone made a variation without the butter and sugar? tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • My kids devoured these! And,
    Submitted by Veronica1 on 2. August 2016 - 16:19.

    My kids devoured these! And, my kidney bean-hating husband thought they were delicious  tmrc_emoticons.;)

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  • I have just made this today
    Submitted by elmo_306 on 31. July 2016 - 15:18.

    I have just made this today and I had the exact same problem.  I just tweaked the speed and timing a bit until it was smooth enough but I did have to scrape the sides down numerous times.  Can't wait to eat it.  It's still in the oven!

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  • This is so delicious and my
    Submitted by LisaRasmussen on 27. July 2016 - 21:22.

    This is so delicious and my family doesn't even know what it is it  YET.  Cooking 7

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  • I have seen this recipe on
    Submitted by Cat Plane on 26. July 2016 - 23:30.

    I have seen this recipe on the rc for over a year, thought it would taste horrible so never cooked it until this weekend. boy was I wrong. I absolutely love it and so does hubby and the kids. Goes nice with whipped cream.

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  • Made this today for a
    Submitted by Kat21 on 24. July 2016 - 17:55.

    Made this today for a birthday party and covered it with chocolate crean cheese frosting. Someone else showed up with a trifle that looked amazing and when everyone heard mine was made with kidney beans I dont think anyone wanted to try it. So at first I felt really dissapointed and thought this wouldnt get eaten, boy was I wrong. I always get told to take home the left overs of my desserts but there was only 2 tiny pieces left of this and it wasnt offered to take it home- think they wanted to keep it for themselves. Definitely will be making again. Would be interested to know if anyone has successfully made this with less sugar and less or a substitue for the butter without comprimising the taste? 

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  • so quick, easy and yummy!
    Submitted by jeanettelv on 21. July 2016 - 20:48.

    so quick, easy and yummy!

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  • I have heard about this cake
    Submitted by melclaridge on 21. July 2016 - 16:06.

    I have heard about this cake from friends who swear by it, sooooo I have finally made it, annnnnnnd WOW it is delicious. Very moist with a great texture. I topped it with a ganache. My girls aged 4yo and 10mth loved it. Will test it on hubby when he gets home.

    I used kidney beans, 1 can and drained

    Turned out beautifully  Cooking 7

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  • If you are a fan of bitter
    Submitted by Outmumbered on 19. July 2016 - 21:18.

    If you are a fan of bitter dark chocolate, you will love this. I added the full amount of cocao and the coffee and I loved the bitter taste, but I enjoy eating 90% cocoa chocolate. My son found them too bitter. 

    Only negative thing was that I found the texture a bit too crumbly (I made muffins). They stuck to the muffin papers and crumbled in my hands. I might try adding more butter next time or making as a cake.

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  • Made this before work. 
    Submitted by 123thermie on 18. July 2016 - 13:30.

    Made this before work.  Absolutely awesome cake.  Love that it wa around 30 mins in oven.  So easy.  So delicious.  No complaints from the office staff today!!!!! Lets see if hubby likes it.. Saved him a piece.

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  • Absolutely delicious!  I made
    Submitted by Jacksonb on 16. July 2016 - 14:52.

    Absolutely delicious!  I made it with Cannelini beans, only used 40g of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence - will definately be making these a regular rotation.  Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Rich dark chocolate taste and
    Submitted by CasMcM on 12. July 2016 - 15:39.

    Rich dark chocolate taste and great moist texture.  Excellent recipe, thank you.

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  • This will be the first thing
    Submitted by Flawsome_kas on 5. July 2016 - 10:30.

    This will be the first thing I'll be making in my thermomix when it arrives. I've made it numerous times in my food processor and its delicious. It can only get better with a thermomix  Cooking 1  Cooking 7

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  • This cake is so good. Moist,
    Submitted by nessgiorla on 29. June 2016 - 22:00.

    This cake is so good. Moist, delicious and my kids eat it every time I make it. You really are a clever cook.

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  • I couldn't get the beans to a
    Submitted by Lainey Alice on 28. June 2016 - 09:29.

    I couldn't get the beans to a smooth consistency. had to keep scraping down the bowl and blend again but still couldn't get it smooth!? Otherwise a lovely moist cake. Thanks 

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  • I completely messed this
    Submitted by dtheg on 28. June 2016 - 04:45.

    I completely messed this recipe up, wrong amounts, wrong order (serves me right for baking at 5am) but it still came out delicious. I can't even remember how long it was in the oven for!

    Next time I will make it as a cake as because I thought I'd ruined it I just put big dollops in muffin cases and so they didn't look too pretty tmrc_emoticons.)

    Thanks for the recipe.

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  • Have made this 3 times now
    Submitted by bellla on 22. June 2016 - 18:22.

    Have made this 3 times now and it's sooooo delicious. Realised this time I put in two cans of 400g beans instead of one, however, it was beautiful. Also cut down 15 grams on the cacao and a little bit on the sugar. Anyone I have given it to has never guessed it was bean. Whoever came up with this recipe is brilliant!  Great way to get protein. 

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  • This was amazing!. Didn't
    Submitted by Hickie on 19. June 2016 - 15:40.

    This was amazing!. Didn't think the idea of eating beans in a cake would be so delicious.

     

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  • Lovely moist cake. The family
    Submitted by cyo on 19. June 2016 - 00:46.

    Lovely moist cake.

    The family couldn't tell it was made with beans. Topped it with chocolate ganache and it was delicious. 

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  • I have to comment again..
    Submitted by spykee on 6. June 2016 - 13:57.

    I have to comment again.. have now made this several times - everyone loves it! Works perfectly every time  Love

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  • Oooh! Very moist and
    Submitted by kimono_mum on 3. June 2016 - 17:06.

    Oooh! Very moist and deceptively chocolatey. I followed the recipe per full measurement except for the butter beans which was a 400g tin. There is a slight bitterness from the full cocoa measurement but that is not a bad thing - gives a dark chocolate taste. My kids and hubby love them!

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