Chocolate Cake made with Beans!

I found this recipe in Japanese gluten free recipe blog. This cake is made with beans instead of flour! I have not have a chance to actually make this cake yet, but I thought this is such an interesting recipe so I decided to translate it here!

Ingrediants (18 cm diameter cake)

  • 2 cups of Cooked Aduki beans or a can of Aduki beans (425 g)
  • 5 eggs
  • A few drops of Vanilla essence
  • Brown sugar 80-100g (or other natural sweetener)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, soften
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease and place a cooking sheet in a cake pan (18 cm).
  2. In a food processor, put Aduki beans, 3 eggs, salt, and vanilla essence and mix well until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, put butter and sugar and using a mixer, mix them well until it becomes like a cream. Add rest of 2 eggs (one by one) and mix them well together for 2 min.
  4. Mix baking powder and cocoa powder in a different bowl, and add this powder mixture into butter mixture little by little while mixing slowly, then add water in the end.
  5. Add the bean mixture into butter mixture slowly and mix well with mixer for another 2 min.
  6. Put them in a cake pan and bake for 50 min.

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