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  • TM 31
published: 2011/09/12
changed: 2017/07/31



  • 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. 


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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  • 23. September 2023 - 04:38

    Nadeane: my daughter has recently been diagnosed with type 1 so I was wondering this too. The advice we received was that in baking, sugar is slightly buffered by other ingredients and this is packed with beans and eggs - high protein foods. The issue is carb load for type 1 diabetics. I usually reduce the amount of sugar in cakes anyway and I am going to try this with a sugar substitute and then watch my daughter's CGM closely...

  • 16. June 2023 - 15:14

    Love these. Usually turn them into muffins.

  • 4. February 2023 - 09:44

    tessvp:thank you

  • 4. February 2023 - 09:32

    I think it was double from memory. They were small tins

  • 4. February 2023 - 08:44

    tessvp: is that 3 x the recipe?

  • 24. October 2022 - 13:01

    Used 100grms fresh dates, 40grms raw sugar, needed 20 grams more beans so used 20grms orange juice and zest of the orange. Super easy, moist and delicious

  • 16. April 2022 - 17:28

    Partner looked at me crazy and asked if I had enough sleep when I said to put kidney beans on the shopping list for my chocolate cake!

    Apart from taking about an extra half an hour cooking, this was absolutely amazing! (The first gf recipe I have enjoyed!)

    Will definitely be making this again!

  • 4. February 2022 - 14:57

    Omg these are amazing!!

  • 5. November 2021 - 12:32

    Mogollen:Would make a beautiful birthday cake for sure! I used three 15cm tins and a single batch of the cake mix. So it was around 6 generous serves.

  • 4. November 2021 - 11:29

    tessvp: Hey tessvp, can I ask what size cake tin you use and do you double the batch or anything to make this size cake? Wanting to do something that looks about that size for my son's birthday. Thanks tmrc_emoticons.)

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