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
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.