Magic Bean Cake

Mumma’s been baking! I whipped up these beauties recently and was given the big thumbs up from some fussy customers (phew!)…

I love this recipe because it’s:

  •  Grain free
  • Gluten free
  • High protein
  • High fibre
  • Nut free (perfect for school!)
  • Whole/Real food
  • Easy peasie –  just blend it all Thermomix or mixer.

Ingredients

  • 420g Beans – Cannellini or Kidney (rinse well & drain)
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 35g Raw Cacao powder (or cocoa)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Bicarb of Soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 125 Butter or Coconut oil
  • 5 organic eggs
  • 70g Rapadura sugar/Coconut sugar or Raw sugar

 Thermomix Method

  1. Put oven on moderate temp (180C).
  2. Rinse beans well and drain.
  3. In your TM, puree the beans, water, 1 egg & vanilla until smooth SP7. Set aside.
  4. Beat the butter/coconut oil and sugar – SP5 for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the remaining 4 eggs & beat for 20 seconds SP4.
  6. Add puree bean mixture SP4 for 5 seconds.
  7. Add the cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt – blend SP6 for 20 sec.
  8. Pour batter into muffin tins – greased or with patty cake liners or add complete mixture to a greased whole cake pan.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until mixture springs back when touched and inserted toothpick comes out clean from middle.

Notes

These cakes are VERY moist and delicate so I prefer to bake into smaller muffins. Sugar levels can be adjusted to taste.

Icing idea – mix together avocado/cacao/maple syrup – puree well and makes for a delicious raw nutrient packed icing the kids will love!

*NON THERMO USERS – MIX & BLEND WITH BEATERS OR A FOOD PROCESSOR IN THE SAME ORDER AS ABOVE USING THE GUIDELINES:

SP4 = low beat, SP5 = medium beat & SP6/7 = high beater/mixer

Derivative from the original recipe at http://clevercook.net.au/