Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Not Just any old cake recipe

 Most of the yummiest recipes I have and cook, come from tasting something that one of my wonderful mums bring to playgroup for sharing at morning teas.......

This one is no exception.....it caught my attention because it is gluten free and having someone in my extended family who fits that bill sounded good to me.

One draw back...I don't have a Thermomix and this was a recipe that required one.....insert sad face....that was until one of those lovely mums searched a non Thermomix version.....

and it did not disappoint.........it was a hit for the birthday cake needed for the weekend.....Let me share in case you too want to indulge in a delicious, gluten free, talking point chocolate cake.....

The Magic Bean Cake (AKA Kidney Bean Chocolate Cake)



1 x 420g can kidney beans, drained
1 tablespoon water or coffee
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
70g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
125g butter
5 eggs
180g sugar

In a food processor, puree the beans, water/coffee, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in a food processor or using an electric beater, until pale and fluffy.
Add the remaining eggs one at a time, processing or beating well after each addition.
Add bean mixture and process or beat until combined.
Add sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well.
Pour batter into a 22cm greased round or ring pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes at 180 C . The cake will spring back when touched and skewer will come out clean when cooked.

(recipe found here) 

There was not much left.....even after they found out what the main ingredient was.

10 comments:

Catherine said...

Yummo. Thank you for the recipe Bron. I have to say I would need to keep the ingredients a big secret until the cake was all eaten because my hubby is not a fan at all of beans. Can you taste them at all? xx

Leanne Barnett said...

Wow, beans! We go a bit gluten free here too, I might have to give it a try.

DebbieH said...

So glad it worked for you :) I look forward to trying it out soon xx

Sally said...

Brilliant. I'll be pinning this and giving it a go real soon. Yummo.

Leonie said...

Wow sounds interesting and yum! Will have to give it a go sometime!

Eva said...

That looks really good! I have seen recipes for Bean brownies but have not been brave enough to try. But maybe I will now that you give it the seal of approval lol.

Eva said...

Oh! And by the way I had never heard of a Thermomix but I see the value in something like that! It's a really cool gadget!

trishie said...

Gosh that looks great. I never knew beans could work in a cake!

Mandy said...

don't know about that. I don't have a problem with beans, but I don't know about bean cake!

Angels have Red Hair said...

There's beans in that cake???? AMAZING!!!
xx

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