Chocolate Kidney Bean Cake with Christian The CakeMan

I have incredible friends.  Creative, fun, and weird.  My friends are a lot like me!  Ha! Anyways, I am friends with a wonderful wacky guy named Christian. 
 Christian and I originally connected while taking a tango class with a group of our mutual friends.  He is friends with many in our community,  and friends with many folks around the world. Christian is dedicating this year to traveling around, baking cakes, building community, and being awesome. He bakes a cake every single day! Mmmmm cake.

He makes all types of cakes and has cake pans of all shapes and sizes, including a fairy and a butterfly shaped cake pan.  We discussed our many options for a gluten free cake, and he mentioned a cake I just coudn’t refuse:

A flourless chocolate cake made with kidney beans. Weird? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely!

Enjoying our cake


1 can organic kidney beans

1 cup organic sugar

5 organic cage free eggs or use egg replacer equivelent (I usually use EnerG brand, but there are many different options)

6 tablespoons dark chocolate powder

1 tablespoon strong coffee

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon vanilla

5 tablespoons  organic butter

The process: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put everything in a blender or  food processor.. BLEND.

Blend until smooth

Pour mixture into a well greased cake pan.

Bake for 35-45 mins…

Delicious Flourless Chocolate Kidney Bean Cake!

Mmmmmmm cake! Eat your cake and get your protein too. Woohoo.

So Yummy

We shared our delicious cake with our friends and family, with sliced strawberries on top, and had a great time.  We didn’t tell them about the Kidney Beans until after they ate it. All loved it! My son kept asking for more!

Many thanks to Christian the Cake Man.  He is back on the road again and I wish him the best. 🙂  Happy Baking!


9 thoughts on “Chocolate Kidney Bean Cake with Christian The CakeMan

    1. Yes, I have had flourless brownies before too. A little bakery near my house used to make them. They were flourless and sweetened with stevia. Delicious. Interesting that we can sneak in some really healthy foods and still get the taste we all love. mmm chocolate! Thanks for reading. 🙂

    1. Well, the amazing thing is that you don’t tatse the beans!!!! The Cakeman told me you could use a variety of beans. Kidney, pinto, black, or adzuki. I think I want to try it with Adzuki beans next. They are good. Even thinking about them makes me want to eat some mochi! 🙂

  1. Ingeborg

    Thanks . My daughter is planning a party with friend who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We want to make her feel like she can enjoy the cake and eat it too. This cake will fit the bill!

    1. Hope you guys enjoyed the cake.. i am sorry to hear about your daughters friend. I have a friend here in the Azores who also has type 1 diabetes.. it was difficult at first, but is very much under control now. Cheers to you and thanks for reading. 🙂

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