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Kidney Bean Chocolate Cake

I couldn’t believe the results of this chocolate cake (or cupcakes as you can see in the photo)!  I’d heard about “magic bean” cake before but this was my first go – and I actually was quite impressed!  I scoured the internet and brought together a couple of recipes – for a bit of an adult twist, you can also add a shot of coffee.  They’re fantastic for a gluten & dairy-free options.  I used raw sugar, but you could try honey for an even better-for-you option.

Give these a go, you’ll be surprised!


400g tin red kidney beans
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Combine kidney beans and eggs in a food processor.  Process for 5 minutes until smooth and aerated.

Add remaining ingredients and process for another minute, until well combined.

Pour into a lined cake tin, or cupcake pan, and bake for 20 minutes (cupcakes) – 40 minutes (cake).

Dust with icing sugar to serve.

See more of my recipes at Mums in the Kitchen