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Offline fundj&e

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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2012, 08:25:00 am »
made this today
i didnt have unsweetened cocoa powder i used drinking hot chocolate powder
i added 1 teaspoon of coffee
i use 4 bean mix
i beated the butter and sugar 1st then beans

frank said, this is nice love, i think so 2   ;D



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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2012, 08:58:39 am »
Made this today, too! Also used 1/2 and 1/2 drinking choc and dark cocoa - used instant coffee in water . . . Had 1 tin of kidney beans in the cupboard . . how lucky was that!  Used a friand pan and will have them for dessert . . Must admit I wasn't interested in trying this until all the rave reviews came in . . . it is an awesome recipe and one that will be repeated in this house!!

Many thanks for this one!! :D

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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2012, 12:11:19 pm »
I must make this one day when mum is not home to see me put the beans in ;)

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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2012, 12:18:42 pm »
when u eat this cake it does not feel like you are eating a cake, its hard to explain but it does not make u feel fat  :-))

i have had 3  pieces
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2012, 12:19:27 pm »
Lol Uni, my mum will appreciate that ;D

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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2012, 12:52:53 pm »
Oh I've got to try this one

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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2012, 08:45:11 pm »
This was amazing . . used friand pan to bake them and had them for dessert - into the family vault with this one!  Initially, looking at the ingredients I wouldn't have even given it a thought - just goes to show - you can't judge a cake by its ingredients  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2012, 09:08:04 pm »
GF how many  friand did u get and how high were they
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2012, 10:32:40 pm »
Uni - it made 9 friands - they seem to rise quite a bit and I thought I'd just trim them to give them an even base to sit on . .  but when I took them out of the oven and they cooled a little (in the pan) they sank and levelled out on their own . .  :D  It was interesting though that just one didn't seem to cook right through and had a really gooey (lovely though!) centre. . . but the others were fine . . :-))

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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 10:38:03 pm »
This is on my list for today as well if I have time. 
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2012, 09:27:45 pm »
Made this yesterday - very easy.  I used c. 3/4 tbs of vanilla and that was fine, I was a bit wary of using the full tbs.  Unfortunately I didn't have coffee so used water - I think coffee would have given it a bit more depth of taste, but it tasted good just with the water.

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How long will this cake keep?  I've got a couple of birthdays coming up a week on Thursday, but can only bake the cake on the previous Sunday

I can answer this question now as well - it will last approx. 2 hours.
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2012, 12:57:13 am »
I made this yesterday. Awesome!  Told my DH and visiting male friend afterwards that they had just eaten cake made with kidney beans and they said they would never have believed it.  My (pregnant)  DIL is gluten free and I wanted to try it out before taking one to her on the next visit.  Found a little dish that just fitted in the hole in the middle - filled it with berries (thawed) and dusted with icing sugar.  (sorry no photo as it just will not accept here - not too large so don't know what the problem is).
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2012, 01:37:44 am »
have u tried and changing  the size setting on your camera Deniser
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2012, 01:37:31 pm »
Thanks fund I will have another try. Did manage to post a pic on the collection thread so not sure what I did wrong with this one.
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Re: Magic Bean Cake
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2012, 10:44:36 pm »
Made this cake yesterday and my visitors would not believe it had beans in it.  Will be certainly making this again.  Thanks for the recipe.  I used coffee essence in it, because I wanted to empty the bottle. A great cake. 

Marie