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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.


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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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  • 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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