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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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  • Is this recipe suitable for a diabetic?

    Submitted by Nadeane on 10. October 2018 - 14:01.

    Is this recipe suitable for a diabetic?

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  • I was doubtful about this recipe - very pleasantly...

    Submitted by katevaughan on 3. October 2018 - 10:59.

    I was doubtful about this recipe - very pleasantly surprised. I'll definitely be making it again and again.

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  • I really liked these and added spinach to them...

    Submitted by Bronze Sunflower on 23. July 2018 - 19:31.

    I really liked these and added spinach to them too.

    My family weren’t overly happy with them finding them too bitter so I would have to either add more sugar or reduce the cocoa amount next time. I thought these tasted like a delicious piece of dark chocolate with a fudge moistness to them and was quite happy with the result.

    The kids eventually ate them with a dollop of cream and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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  • 20 out of 10. This cake is amazing. Thanks for...

    Submitted by aimeest on 30. June 2018 - 16:20.

    20 out of 10. This cake is amazing. Thanks for Sharing.

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  • Love this! Very moist although still somewhat...

    Submitted by Cathie81 on 3. June 2018 - 20:18.

    Love this! Very moist although still somewhat crumbly. Both the toddler and the man child both love it. I made them into 12 cupcakes rather than a large cake.

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  • You are a legend will 10

    Submitted by Anna Crompton on 8. May 2018 - 18:45.

    You are a legend Big Smile will 10

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  • maplegoh: thanks for the tip. Would this...

    Submitted by effiemakri on 26. April 2018 - 15:28.

    maplegoh: thanks for the tip. Would this temperature be for "fan" setting?

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  • I must confess, I had my doubts, but this cake is...

    Submitted by Bubblensqueak on 13. April 2018 - 10:09.

    I must confess, I had my doubts, but this cake is pure perfection! Well done. You have a new follower now 😁

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  • For anyone wondering about temperature, I do 180...

    Submitted by maplegoh on 8. March 2018 - 17:54.

    For anyone wondering about temperature, I do 180 degrees and it works out perfectly tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Made these today as muffins. AMAZING! Didn't have...

    Submitted by MStark92 on 6. March 2018 - 15:16.

    Made these today as muffins. AMAZING! Didn't have enough butter so used stewed apples. So moist & yummy. Would definitely reccommend 😊😊

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  • I really didn’t like the texture of this cake....

    Submitted by SUZYkay2861 on 4. March 2018 - 18:32.

    I really didn’t like the texture of this cake. 😩

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  • miargy: Hi Miargy, You use 1 x 420 g can of red...

    Submitted by mountaindreamer on 3. March 2018 - 16:31.

    miargy: Hi Miargy, You use 1 x 420 g can of red kidney beans, rinsed tmrc_emoticons.-) You will love this cake!

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  • Awesome cake

    Submitted by miargy on 26. February 2018 - 21:18.

    Awesome cake tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Good morning... I am in the process of making this...

    Submitted by sahappydays on 25. February 2018 - 19:25.

    Good morning... I am in the process of making this delicious cake, but I am not sure of the weight of the beans? Is it a 420g can of beans (which only gives you about 260g of drained weight) or is it 420g of drained beans in which case I would use about 2 cans? Can anyone answer please? Thank you

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  • Beautiful recipe... my kids loved it!

    Submitted by sahappydays on 18. February 2018 - 18:51.

    Beautiful recipe... my kids loved it!Closed lid

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  • Hi has anyone used dry kidney beans?

    Submitted by Rau on 16. February 2018 - 03:19.

    Hi has anyone used dry kidney beans?

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  • iolanda578: Do you make your own date paste? And...

    Submitted by carlacancook on 2. February 2018 - 21:11.

    iolanda578: Do you make your own date paste? And how much did you use in this recipe pls?

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  • toni5623: Hi Toni, this is my very first reply,...

    Submitted by Mal on 22. December 2017 - 23:46.

    toni5623: Hi Toni, this is my very first reply, thought I mite b able to help n others by asking if you drained your red kidney beans n rinsed them well Using yr rice basket ?
    make sure yr weights r correct by weighing yr mc lid tm31 is 25grms tm5 is35grms.
    Plse have another go I made a batch of muffins from the recipe n they were so moist n yummy!

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  • I love chocolate and this one is truly delicious....

    Submitted by samuelj on 1. December 2017 - 04:27.

    I love chocolate and this one is truly delicious. I made it in six minutes and relished every bit of it. My neighbour also tried it, she too liked it. We did it at the same time over wifi and wifikill made it even more easier. Using wi-fi kill apk we both completed it in almost six minutes. Thanks for showing us such a tasty cake. Keep going, looking forward for more.

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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.

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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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  • 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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