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"Magic Bean" chocolate cake

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created: 2011/09/12 changed: 2016/04/05
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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.

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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COMMENTS (623)

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. 

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

 

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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 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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Ok.. I didn't believe it the first time.. so went in again.. again with cream cheese frosting. I don't eat cake.. but THIS.. OMG.. This is the only choc 'cake' I will ever make from now on.  Perfect Smile Moist and scrumptious :-) 

Try using quality butterbeans and rinse them well.  

Beans as a legume, are just another plant seed.  Little different to barley, wheat, oats etc, in that they are seeds too and milled into flour. 

 

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this cake is so moist and its tastes amazing my daughter and I love it ... Have already made this several times 

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The kids absolutely love it! I make it into muffins and pop in the freezer for a lunchbox treat.

CasDelicious wrote:

We had to throw it in the bin. Knowing what was in it, I couln't make myself try it. One son said "I don't know what the flavour was supposed to be, but it was way too strong and the texture made me vomit". The other son ate it but asked if I could make banana cake instead.

Try making it again with half the amount of cocoa.  The first time I made this recipe I used half the amount of cacao and found it had a slightly bitter after taste....that might be the strong flavour you tasted.  It really is a very yummy recipe, so worth giving it another go Smile  And have a taste the next time you make it....you can't tell it's made with beans at all, it's just really chocolate-y.  (I used butter beans in mine)  It's such a healthy alternative to standard chocolate cake and so light & fluffy.  

 

As above Tongue

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This is brilliant!  I made this into large cupcakes and cooked on 170° for 20 mins, as per one of the comments.  I also halved the amount of cocoa and used panella instead of rapadura or coconut sugar.  Iced them with chocolate cream cheese frosting...yum, yum, yum Smile  They are sooooo light and fluffy.  Thank you for sharing such a fantastic gluten free recipe!

Made the mistake of using 2 (400gm) cans of butterbeans, however still a good consistency just not chocolatey enough. So will try again with just the one can.  Can't taste the beans, so its an excellent high protein desert for the kids

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super yummy and simple - thank you!

Thank you so much for this recipe.

Upon cleaning out my cupboard I discovered 7 cans of kidney beans. We have made this twice as muffins using silicone baking cases and they come away perfectly. I subed the coconut sugar with raw as that's all we had.

 

My kids and I really enjoy this treat and having a lot of protein makes it quite filling.

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I used coconut oil instead of butter, and about 10 dates (added in step 1) and 65g maple syrup to substitute the sugar. 

Lovely texture, very filling. 

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loved it Smile kids smashed it, hubby loved it - a winner recipe Smile

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Soooooo yummy!  My kids inhaled it. I will def make this again. 

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Love it! So yummy and easy. I made them into cupcakes and they were a hit at our Thermomix fete stall. I've also shared them on my Thermie cooking FB page, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/thermodipity/posts/270969799908149:0

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Easy to make and a nice moist end result. Will try using coconut oil in place of the butter next time as another user suggested. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Always a hit. I don't set aside after the first step and it still always works. Yum.

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We had to throw it in the bin. Knowing what was in it, I couln't make myself try it. One son said "I don't know what the flavour was supposed to be, but it was way too strong and the texture made me vomit". The other son ate it but asked if I could make banana cake instead.

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A very yummy HEALTHY alternative. Not like your normal chocolate cake but a very delicious healthier option. Will definitely be making again! 

i just made this as i have heard alot about it so it had to be something i made soon after receiving my TM and i am so glad that i did. have to admit i was sceptical that this would be as good as people have been saying but i just had a slice and OMG it is delicious an amazing chocolate cake and i would never have believed that it was made from beans if i hadnt made it myself. love this and will make it often Smile

This is just amazing!!

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Can't remember if I've commented previously, though again just made this cake over the weekend and it tastes as good and amazing as ever. I've tested sensitive for butter, so substituted equal amounts of coconut oil in place of butter and was just as delicious! I served it to guests hot out of the oven and was as good later, straight from fridge!

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I was a sceptic. Though how could 539 people be wrong so gave it a try. Wowee so happy I did. I had been thinking for months about trying this, I guess the ingredients put me off at first. It's so moist - I made 8 mini loaves in oven for 17mins & mmmmm. Will make again for sure. 

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Beautiful,  Whole family Loved it

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Super moist! love it  Smile

Put mixture in mini muffin tin and piped fresh whipped cream sprinkled with dark grayed  chocolate for morning tea at work

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Amazing

Love

Wow! What a clever and delicious recipe! I used coconut oil instead of butter and it worked a treat- subtly coconut flavour. Fantastic!

 

Love,love, love this cake. I have made it three times...always amazing. Thank you!

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This is absolutely delicious! I was sceptical but gave it a go. Fussy hubby and master 6 have no idea

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This is absolutely delicious! I was sceptical but gave it a go. Fussy hubby and master 6 have no idea

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Interesting way to make a chocolate cake! It was super moist and I couldn't taste the beans  Smile

This cake was amazing! I put a  chocolate cream cheese icing on top and it was delicious 

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delicious!!! big hit at my work parties and good balance for all the sweet treats

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Wow! Fantastic and comes in at a mere 16g of carb per serve. Nothing for that much delicuous goodness. 

420gr isn't the drained weight of the beans required, it's the undrained weight of contents of tin. I use one 410gr tin of beans, drained and rinsed. 410/420gr is 'normal' sized can here in Australia.

 

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Wow! yum! I subbed 40g Natvia for the sugar and used only 50g cacao. Otherwise followed recipe exactly With red kidney beans. MFP tells me this brings the cakes down to 4.5g carbs each when made as 12 cupcakes. 

Next time I think I will lower the natvia down to 25g - it was still a little too much - and try blending a few raspberries in for some more natural sweetness. I will also experiment with some other slightly lower carb bean varieties!

Thanks for the great recipe! 

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I made this today to put in lunchboxes for the next couple of days. I cut a few slices and sat them on the counter and my 6yo ate the lot! Love Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, it's a winner in my house! Smile

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Absolutely delicious. I made mine with iced cofee essence and date paste instead of sugar. It is was moist and yummy. My husband couldn't believe it when I told him what it was made of. He loved it. My best ever "mud cake". I'll never go back to the traditional recipe. 

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I was very disappointed in this cake. From the reviews I was expecting a delicious chocolate cake.  Taking it to a dinner gathering turned out to be quite embarrassing and I felt like I needed to have a back up dessert.  

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Had my thermomix for nearly a year and a half and only just made this today.  I made into cupcakes, 15 minutes in the oven.  Used water instead of the coffee, nuttelex in place of the butter, coconut sugar and 40g only of roasted carob powder in place of cacao/cocoa.Loved by all!  I like them best straight out of the fridge, nice and cold.  Yum!

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Made these as muffins today - sooo good! Love this recipe!

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Very good, will definitely make again. 

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Great recipe, easy to make and the family loved it! Being a novice; my only error was that I did not have enough rapadura sugar and ended up substituting part of the sugar with Stevia which gave it a chemical after taste. Will definitely make again though.. but will make sure I have all of the right ingredients this time!

Cooking

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Sceptical I was. But 517 people can't be wrong so I gave it a whirl. Absolutely delicious! And easy. Did I mention delicious? Finally a use for all my cans of kidney beans! Thanks for sharing your clever recipe.

I am making this for easter and will decorate it with eggs to my none the wiser family although the hubby knows and is a bit sceptical we will see Laughing out loud

 

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