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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.


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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Wow - absolutely amazing!

    Submitted by ShellzMcL on 11. November 2017 - 08:21.

    Wow - absolutely amazing!

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  • toni5623: that's really weird - and you definitely...

    Submitted by banarie on 28. October 2017 - 07:59.

    toni5623: that's really weird - and you definitely used baking powder and baking soda? I've baked this cake about a dozen times and is my "go to" cake for birthday parties - I actually just logged in now to get recipe to bake for my sons 5th birthday party tomorrow! I also use coconut oil and have never had a problem (although I've never used Nuttlex - I completely substitue with coconut oil and it tastes delicious). Don't give up on it, try again following exact steps and instructions.

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  • I was so excited by the number of stars and people...

    Submitted by toni5623 on 24. October 2017 - 18:23.

    I was so excited by the number of stars and people that had rated this recipe but the result I got was disastrous! Cry

    I bake yummy unhealthy cakes all the time but am always looking for that special healthy cake recipe that wows....I thought this might be that cake but unfortunately it wasn't for me. Puzzled
    Admittedly I used coconut oil Nutlex instead of butter but I see that lots of you do the same thing successfully.
    Even though I cooked it for a bit longer than the 1/2 hr, the cake ended up VERY wet...it was a horrible consistency and I had to throw it away. Cry
    Anybody have any ideas about what went wrong please?Sad

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  • Really a nice and flavored recipe, it's highly...

    Submitted by Cake-Delivery_in on 14. October 2017 - 20:58.

    Really a nice and flavored recipe, it's highly touched to my heart and I don't have any word to say. YOu are really great. I hope you will provide some more mouth-watering recipe in future. Waiting eagerly for that. Really loving your kindness. http://cake-delivery.in/ahmedabad

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  • Wow!!! So delicious and moist! ...

    Submitted by nik_m_84 on 13. October 2017 - 09:50.

    Wow!!! So delicious and moist!
    A winner with the kids too

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  • Could not click stars for some reason but 5 stars!...

    Submitted by CM16 on 28. September 2017 - 12:33.

    Could not click stars for some reason but 5 stars! Made this today for a healthy treat, served with aocado mouse inbetween as like a ganache, my kids had 2 pieces each and were asking for more! Potential future birthday cakes! tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • This really is some sort of magic. I have just...

    Submitted by lex.p on 20. September 2017 - 16:32.

    This really is some sort of magic. I have just taken this out of the oven and I have no idea how a tin of beans and no flour can make a cake that looks and tastes this good?! Definitely a keeper!

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  • Love this cake. ...

    Submitted by mand-z on 24. August 2017 - 14:32.

    Love this cake.
    Cake I freeze it sucessfully ?

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  • This is great. A much healthier option to other...

    Submitted by Jackieattard on 20. August 2017 - 11:23.

    This is great. A much healthier option to other chocolate cake recipes. Can't wait to make this again. Thanks for sharing

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  • This recipe has become a family fave. Very popular...

    Submitted by KristyPimm on 15. July 2017 - 18:41.

    This recipe has become a family fave. Very popular baked in tea cups for individual portions, with frosting or ice cream. So good!

    kP

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  • Delicious and easy cake to make. I just tried it...

    Submitted by ericjohn on 27. June 2017 - 01:29.

    Delicious and easy cake to make. I just tried it last night went over very well, me and my friends loved it. Enjoyed it just like the new flik we did on showbox movie app. Surely going to try this once again. Thanks! Smile

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  • I made this already a couple of times and...

    Submitted by ozFranny on 24. June 2017 - 00:16.

    I made this already a couple of times and everybody loves it but nobody believes me that it doesn't contain flour ;o)

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  • Oh my GOD This cake is truly amazing So so so...

    Submitted by Jashyboo on 21. June 2017 - 20:25.

    Oh my GOD! This cake is truly amazing! So so so moist and chocolatey!! Do yourself a favour and top it off with the BCB chocolate ganache Love what a match made in heaven... soooo decadent!!!! And I feel healthy consuming kidney beans Lol win win !!

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  • My son has just tried my first batch Thumbs upWhat...

    Submitted by Stella.easton on 17. June 2017 - 13:42.

    My son has just tried my first batch. Thumbs up.What a great way to hide vegetables

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  • Yes This article is too simple that everybody can...

    Submitted by guest on 13. June 2017 - 16:07.

    Yes!!!! This article is too simple that everybody can understand and make cake after reading this article.

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  • I have made this recipe so many times both cake...

    Submitted by bellla on 7. June 2017 - 18:08.

    I have made this recipe so many times, both cake and now make it about once a week as muffins. I use mainly dates and few raisins (chopped up very fine) instead of sugar, add walnuts and put a small piece of dark chocolate tucked in the middle of the muffin. Lovely and healthier without the sugar. Also have a lot of friends try it, but I don't tell them what it is made of until they finish it and tell me how delicious they taste.

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  • Absolutely loved it I dont mind bits or little...

    Submitted by gabiherlin on 29. April 2017 - 23:06.

    Absolutely loved it! I don't mind bits or little chunks on beans as it gets soft and you can't taste it.
    I love that it's not overly sweet and you can actually taste the richness of th chocolate.
    I froze half of the cake and it defrost well.
    thanks for the recipe. I'll be making them at every opportunity. 😝

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  • Love this cake Still cant believe there are kidney...

    Submitted by Kez289 on 28. April 2017 - 18:45.

    Love this cake! Still can't believe there are kidney beans in it. I make magic bean muffins on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing Smile

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  • Have made this fantastic recipe several times now:...

    Submitted by BDAE on 31. March 2017 - 09:43.

    Have made this fantastic recipe several times now: both as a cake and as muffins. Works way better as a cake, but I like gooey!
    The last time around I swapped out the butter and replaced it with apple sauce and it turned out fantastic, just needed to cook for about 5-10mins longer.
    Thanks for the great recipe - my pantry is now stocked with kidney beans!!

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  • So pleasantly surprised - delicious!

    Submitted by kmh1981 on 18. March 2017 - 15:52.

    So pleasantly surprised - delicious!

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  • What an amazing cake lol! I was skeptical & read...

    Submitted by enchanted gypsy on 9. March 2017 - 22:10.

    What an amazing cake lol! I was skeptical & read probably every single review before trying this recipe... I only had a tin of chick peas in the cupboard so used them instead. They were rinsed & drained within an inch of their life lol! Added 1/2 a teaspoon coffee (could not taste the coffee flavour when cooked), 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence & 140 grams Natvia (sugar substitute) to make this a very low carb dessert tmrc_emoticons.) left the other ingredients as is. It had a little bit of a strong/bitter taste so not sure if chick peas or cocoa but still a beautiful moist cake. My 4 year old daughter & 16 month old son wolfed it down with a little chocolate ice cream! My husband loved it too tmrc_emoticons.) With my changes, the nutrition per piece (12 slices per cake) is:

    Calories: 155 cal

    Sat fat: 6.8 grams

    Protein: 5.5 grams

    Carbs: 4.9 grams

    Fibre: 2.2 grams

    Iron: 1.7 grams

    Sugar: 0.2 grams

    Thanks for a cracking recipe Sarah tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I was wrong the first time I made it, using red...

    Submitted by Myfranz on 7. March 2017 - 02:47.

    I was wrong the first time I made it, using red kidney beans in chilly sauce! (I rinsed them). It left a surprising and unexpected hot aftertaste, very light, and absolutely amazing!

    this recipe is pure genius!!!

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  • Looked at this recipe for Many months and finally...

    Submitted by farmeating on 1. March 2017 - 14:47.

    Looked at this recipe for Many months and finally got over my childhood dread of kidney beans and decided over 600 people can't be wrong. It is an awesome cake so do yourself a favour and try it. Thanks so much for the recipe

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  • Fantastic cake! Delicious, moist and super easy....

    Submitted by HannahB on 16. February 2017 - 16:41.

    Fantastic cake! Delicious, moist and super easy. My very fussy 5yo boy ate it up and for a kid who's quick to notice differences in taste or texture (with a highly functional gag reflex to match) he proclaimed that it was "really yummy chocolate cake!" So - THANK YOU!! This is one way I can get some legumes in him!! My hubby, 1yo and I also loved it too. This will be a regular for afternoon tea and lunch boxes. Many, many thanks!

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  • A great success at Christmas. They loved it and...

    Submitted by JulianneD on 12. February 2017 - 20:30.

    A great success at Christmas. They loved it and were quite surprised this cake was made with beans. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I made these as cupcakes and they were delicious!

    Submitted by Elly0312 on 30. January 2017 - 18:05.

    I made these as cupcakes and they were delicious!

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  • Great recipe

    Submitted by Macusters on 23. January 2017 - 22:11.

    Great recipe

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  • what a great idea! tasted awesome

    Submitted by superchargedfoods on 8. January 2017 - 20:14.

    what a great idea! tasted awesome

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  • Has anyone used black eyed beans?

    Submitted by Nate's Mum on 26. December 2016 - 05:12.

    Has anyone used black eyed beans?

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  • I just love this cake. Everyone I have ever made...

    Submitted by DimplesD on 14. December 2016 - 13:47.

    I just love this cake. Everyone I have ever made it for has loved it and asked for the recipe.


    I always cheat and just puree the beans and the first egg with the sugar and butter and it purees much easier and no need to take things out and put back in. Also once I have added all tne ingredients except the rising agents I make sure I am happy with the consistency and then add the bicarb and baking powder just before putting in my baking tin and blend for 10-15 seconds as it seems to rise better


    Today I am experimenting and making a ginger cake using the same idea but omitting the cocoa and replacing with ginger and a couple of tother spices and using canellini beans...

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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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