Saturday, March 12, 2011

White Bean Vanilla Cake

So, I have another recipe here using beans.  I also received this recipe from my friend Carrie.  Well, I tried it the other day. And it turned out pretty good.  It does need some adjustments though.  Shane(my husband) and Shannon(my friend) both thought it tasted more like sweet cornbread.  When I made this I didn't use the Vanilla Creme liquid Stevia, I doubled the vanilla extract.  I used all 6 eggs and I used all purpose flour instead of coconut flour.  Next time I make this I am gonna make sure I puree it a little longer.  I'm either gonna add more honey or try the liquid creme stevie (if that is sweet).  It needed more sweetness to it to be a cake.  I am also gonna hunt for a good icing to put on it.  I didn't put any on this one.  All in all it was a good recipe.  All three of my children loved it and kept asking for it.  You could not tell there were beans in it.

White Bean Vanilla Cake

Add to food processor
2 cups cooked white beans, room temperature, so they don't cook the eggs 
6 eggs
3/4 tsp Vanilla Creme liquid stevia (do not measure over the batter, just in case it spills out)
1 tsp vanilla extract (increase to 1-1/2 or 2tsp if you don't use the vanilla stevia)
1/3 cup honey

Puree well.

1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified
1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted (or 2/3cup other flour)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp baking powder

Puree well.

Pour into cake pan, lined with unbleached parchment paper on the bottom, and greased all around.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes. (I like to check to see if it's done by inserting a knife into the middle. If it's comes out mostly clean, it's done.) Bake for about 22 minutes for cupcakes.

NOTES: This recipe only makes 1 small 8-9inch layer.  I have made this 2x, once as a single layer and once as cupcakes.  You can actually decrease the eggs.  Someone said they have done it using only 2 eggs.  I wasn't so brave to deviate that far from the recipe so I only decreased it to 4.  Makes good strawberry shortcake and I plan on trying this for a modified pineapple-upside down cake. :)    If you don't have stevia I'm sure you could sub in honey or something else.  I haven't tried that yet so not sure.  Testing it out w/honey the next time.

2 thoughts...:

Shannon said...

That sure was some good cornbread! AHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jennifer said...

ha ha ha :P