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Thread: A cake with beans in it

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    Has anyone made a cake with beans in it?

    I'm thinking of trying one of these recipes...

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/pinto-b...ke/detail.aspx

    or

    http://www.food.com/recipe/pork-n-be...ke-easy-322148

    .....and I was just wondering if anyone had experience with something similar.

    Thanks!

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    I have never seen them before! But it makes sense! I just might have to try too.
    (Who ever thought you could get fiber with your cake :)

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    Sounds good to me...a dessert with protein..I love a good spice cake so I am gonna try it

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    I have made brownies with black beans ... but was not really too impressed.

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    Azuki bean buns are lovely.

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    Sounds really good, BUT LOOK AT THE CALORIES! 1480 calories for the Pork n' Bean cake. (Still want to try it though.) ;)

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    Asians use smashed beans as a sweetener. Their cakes most often have beans in them.

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    Apple Pie with no apples.....use soda crackers. amazing!!!

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    I made a sausage cake once. Started with a pound of sausage, browned and drained. It was like a heavy spice cake,, Nobody could tell what was in it, but everybody who liked spice cake anyway liked it.

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    Sounds different

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    I make a pinto-bean pie but have never tried them in a cake.

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    The bean cake is delicious and just like the tomato soup cake you do not taste the beans. Try it you'll like it. LOL

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    My dear MIL Emma taught me this trick with pinto beans. Say you have a recipe that calls for walnuts, but you have none. Take some half cooked Pinto's, they should be firm but cutable, they should have just started to change from mottled to brown, sort of grayish. Cool them down and chop them into the right size and incorporate them into any baked dish, works wonderful in brownies or carrot cake. After the cake is cooked, they look, taste and have the exact mouth feel of walnuts. My kids could never taste the difference. This would be wonderful for children with a nut allergy. My kids did not have a nut allergy but we did have a very tight budget. Pinto's were a lot cheaper than walnuts.

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    I have a friend who LOVES pinto beans. Forwarded the first recipe to her and I want to try the second recipe myself. Maybe this weekend will be a good time to bake if it's a little cooler. (Triple digit temps makes me not want to use the stove/oven at all!)

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    i have made one years ago it is very good

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    YES, I made the pork & beans cake; found it a hit with friends. Put the P&B i food processor with pineapple, then into the cake. I seasoned my with nutmeg and a bit of ginger. Tasted like a pumpkin or squash or sweet potato cake/pie.

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    To me, Mexican that I am, pinto beans, mashed or otherwise refried with bacon grease rolled in a made from stratch hot flour or corn tortilla. But I'm willing to try them in cake.

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    I've made brownies and cookies both with beans. It makes the baked item a little chewier but if you match the color of the bean with the baked items it actually tastes pretty good! Give it a try, you've got nothing to lose!

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    Nope, not going to try it. Had too many 'bean cakes' while living in Asia. But, thanks for sharing!

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    I have made apple pie with no apples for years. It is great and you cannot tell it is not the real thing. Most times I do not tell anyone what is in it until they have eaten it. All are surprised...even the most picky of eaters.

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    I made a chocolate cake with red kidney beans and it was very good.

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    Go ahead and try them. If you mash up the beans, you'll never know they're in there.

    My family used to take part in a local "pinto bean cookoff" and we tried all kinds of recipes. I won a few awards with pinto bean cake, pinto bean pie, and even pinto bean fudge.

    I love trying recipes with unusual ingredients........such as beet cake or spaghetti squash pie. It's a lot of fun, and the results will often surprise you.

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