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"Magic Bean" Low calorie chocolate cake/muffins



12 portion(s)

  • 420 g Woolworths Select No Added Salt Red Kidney Beans 420g can, drained (can yield = 260 g), 1069 kj / 255 cal
  • 1 tablespoon water or coffee, 0 kj / 0 cal
  • 1 tablespoon Queen Black Label Natural Vanilla Concentrated Extract:, 264 kj / 63 cal
  • 70 g Nestle Baking Cocoa, 980 kj / 234 cal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, 8 kj / 2 cal
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 0 kj / 0 cal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, 0 kj / 0 cal
  • 125 g Goulburn Valley Puree Apple, 334 kj / 80 cal
  • 5 Naturegg Simply Egg Whites Liquid Egg Whites, 310 kj / 74 cal
  • 180 g Natvia 100% Natural Sweetener, 77 kj / 18 cal

Recipe's preparation

  1. In the TM, mill the Natvia (sugar substitute) into icing sugar - 10 sec, SP 9 - and set aside.

    Puree the drained Red Kidney Beans, water/coffee, egg whites and vanilla extract until smooth -  30 sec, SP 7.

    Scrape down the sides of the TM and puree again - approx 20 seconds, SP 7.

    Add the apple puree (butter substitute) and Natvia - 30 sec, SP 5.

    Add the remaining egg whites - 20 sec, SP 4.

    Scrape down the sides of the TM.

    Add bean mixture - 5 sec, SP 4. 

    Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend - 10 sec, SP 4.

    Scrape down the sides of the TM and blend again - 10 sec, SP 4.

    Pour batter into a lined and greased ring tin pan and bake in a 180 degree Celsius oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

  2. Calorie Count: Using the above substituted ingredients, the total kilojoule/calorie count for 12 servings was 3042 kj, or 727 calories, which is for 253.5 kilojoules, or 60.5 calories for each serve.



Note: This is an extremely moist version of the original recipe. The baking tin (even a silicone one) would benefit from being lined with non-stick baking paper to make the cake removal easier and less likely to fall apart.

I used silicon muffin tins and made the recipe as muffins; the yield was 15 muffins (48 cal - with no icing/topping). The bottom of the muffins tended to stick to the base of the muffin tin and the top of the muffins were very unattractive but I didn't care as they still tasted outrageous, so I iced them with a vanilla/caramel/chocolate frosting...  but don't forget that any frosting or topping you add will significantly increase the calorie count!

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  • I needed to make a dessert

    Submitted by kat008 on 1. September 2015 - 14:46.

    I needed to make a dessert for family dinner tonight and really wanted to try the magic bean chocolate cake but... I was all out of butter! I thought I would just have to buy something when I came across this clone. I no longer feel the need to make the other recipe; this one was so easy and much healthier too! I did not have stevia so had to use normal raw sugar and I also pureed my own large green apple using the EDC recipe. I used one can of ALDI kidney beans. My cake only stuck to the circular pan a little but I did spray it better than I usually do. Dusted the finished product with some icing sugar just for looks. I am looking forward to my families’ reaction tonight and to see if any of them can guess the magic ingredient tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • Amazing! So yummy and guilt

    Submitted by sissastreats on 14. July 2015 - 20:24.

    Amazing! So yummy and guilt free (if you stick to one slice)  tmrc_emoticons.;)

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  • Hi there i love your tweaks

    Submitted by Sarah Wong on 11. July 2014 - 17:37.

    Hi there

    i love your tweaks to my recipe, it's always good to put a personal stamp on things but would you mind removing my photo and using one of your own? Much appreciated. Sarah Wong, the magic bean cake original. www.clevercook.net.au 

    Sarah Wong

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  • Just made this for my fussy

    Submitted by AmberJones on 10. June 2014 - 11:05.

    Just made this for my fussy kids and the totally loved it! 

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  • Made these into delicious

    Submitted by Papa Tim on 21. May 2014 - 19:45.

    Made these into delicious muffins - worked a treat!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I have made this cake twice

    Submitted by Mingasmokey on 19. April 2014 - 17:29.

    I have made this cake twice now, once with the version above and today with a version also on the recipe community site with goji berries and majolica dates instead of the sweetener, which is just sampled, both are fantastic and very easy and quick to make, everyone is always sooo shocked with the ingredients, which I only divulge after they have eaten it. Great for my nephew and myself, with me being GF and him being Lactose intolerant. Thanks for a great recipe.

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  • This cake was fantastic!

    Submitted by nickivm on 2. December 2013 - 16:05.

    This cake was fantastic! About to try it out again on some unsuspecting visitors....... tmrc_emoticons.;)


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