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Happy Sunday, Steemians. Welcome to your weekly foodie/history pow wow. Today we are talking cake. Not any cake, but luxuriously moist, light, fluffy chocolate cake. Mini Bundt cakes to be exact. These little cakes are kinda special though. They have a extraordinary, unexpected ingredient, which I will reveal a little later in this post. They are also semi healthy! Today we are going to make gluten and sugar free, flourless mini Bundt cakes.

I am proud to say that this recipe is completely original. It took me a couple of efforts and much calculation to get it right. I felt like those memes going around the internet... Oh wait, here's a pic!


Before we get into the recipe, I'd like to tell you a little bit about the history of CAKE:


Let's first look at the etymology of the actual word cake:

an item of soft sweet food made from a mixture of flour, fat, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and sometimes iced or decorated.
"a fruit cake"
synonyms: gateau, kuchen



As we can see above, the word cake stems from Swedish and Danish, signifying roots in Old Norse culture, ie the Vikings!
In old Roman culture, the Greeks used the word πλακοῦς (plakous), which originates from the Greek word for "flat", πλακόεις (plakoeis). This tells us that most cakes back then were quite round and flat, and probably quite dense. Their cakes were heavy breads, mixed with nuts, fruits and honey. In the process of finding a leavener (something to make the cakes lighter and not so dense) the Greeks invented beer! 😋🍻🍻

In 19th century France, a separate course for sweets was added to the typical dinner service, and gateau was often served, with a glass of sweet wine of course.



In the 1840's a revolutionary technology was introduced to baking, bicarbonate of soda. This replaced yeast as a leavening agent, making baking easier to control, especially with the invention of temperature controlled ovens.

In 1950's America, the era of the domestically proficient housewife, very decorated and elaborate cakes made their way into the limelight, with housewives often taking part in cake decorating competitions.



Nowadays, the variety of cake available is astounding. The new millenium has explored much more health central versions of cakes, with vegan, gluten, sugar and dairy free cakes being popular. This is where I have drawn inspiration for my recipe today.

So without further ado, let's get into making these very special gluten free, flourless cakes.


Makes 12 large or 18 Regular Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 mins
Baking Time 35 mins


  • 400g can kidney beans (Secret ingredient!!)
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 t almond essence
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 6 T softened butter
  • 1/2 cup + 4 T honey



Preheat the oven to 165’. Grease your muffin/cake tin, and dust with cocoa powder if not using muffin cases. I used this super cool silicone mini Bundt cake mould. Set aside


Drain and rinse the can of beans. Add the beans, 3 eggs, almond essence and salt to the blender. Blitz until absolutely no lumps remain - this is really important in order to obtain a smooth cake. Transfer to a mixing bowl.



The mixture will look like this, once blended properly.

In a separate bowl sift the cocoa powder and the baking powder together.

In the blender, cream the butter and honey until fluffy. Add the two remaining eggs, one by one, beating in between additions. Pour in the bean mix and blend until fully integrated. Next, add the cocoa powder and baking powder and beat for one minute.


Fill the tin to the top of each muffin case. The batter will rise, but only slightly. Tap the tin to get rid of air bubbles.


Bake for 35 minutes, 45 if you are making a cake.

The cakes are ready when the tops are springy and a skewer comes out clean.


Eat as is for a dark, deep chocolatey coffee accompaniment, or coat with my sugar free chocolate ganache (below)

🍩 Luxurious Chocolate Ganache (Sugar Free) 🍩


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Cream
  • 2 T Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons and 2 teaspoons Honey


Melt butter, with cream, whisk, add honey and cocoa powder. Whisk again and leave in the fridge to thicken slightly.

Ensure the cakes are cool before coating them with the slightly runny ganache. The ganache will set to an almost mousse-like consistency



So, while not completely health conscious (all that cream and butter!), these are great for people who are leading a gluten free life. Who woulda thought that good ol' beans could make such a light and tasty cake?

This recipe is one of my absolute favourites for birthday cakes. The ganache is too sublime for words, and really creates a stunning visual effect.

Let me know if you try this, and how it goes for you?


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They look so tasty.
Cake is one delicacy that has been widely accepted and appreciated in different countries and cultures.
There are thousands of varieties of cake worldwide. They're used in almost every occasion.
Here in the Nigeria, there's no celebration without a will decorated cake. Be it weddings, birthdays, graduations e.t.c Even, cakes are made for our independence day celebration. We call it National Cake

They may look really good because of the presentation and photography. Am I the only one that is thinking this, but how bad of a case of flatulence do you get after eating one of these bean cakes?

Yes, cake is a very special celebration food. It's so interesting to see how it is eaten all over the world!

Unfortunately, I'm not much of a fan of cakes. Especially the Nigeria-type of cake.
Obviously, I love the fact that it's always very decorative and beautiful. But health wise. They're not that healthy. The level of sugar used is always very high and Nigeria being a country where a large majority of our foods are carbonhydrate. Further consumption of sugar is a death wish.

@levitated-mind do well to attend #Cakemania2018 in uyo your perception about "Nigerian Cake" should die off

When i said "Nigerian cakes" i meant the majority of cakes made in Nigeria.
Of course, there are few exceptional ones that might be sugarfree but a very high majority of them are prepared with too much sugar and flour(carbohydrate). So it's quite unhealthy i want say

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These look so delicious! I am really tempted to try these soon!
I want to make this for a friend for her birthday! However she is alergic to Almonds and Oats. I think I can substitute coconut milk for the almond milk (she’s also allergic to soy). But not sure what gluten free flour to use instead of oat flour.

Hey @kouba01, there is no almond milk or oat flour in the recipe, so you should be fine.

Thanks for your great reply..

I love cake with almonds and oats. This looks delicious. It's a great gift to make it for someone; feels special.

would love to try it out.

Looks really great :)
I just wish that I can bake ;(

Judging only from its appearance, it seems so delicious!

Beautiful .. Wonderful work, creativity
Thanks for the recipe looks delicious
Great post

Wow! What a great looking recipe. Beans? Wow.

I seriously have a friend that needs this recipe. He uses low carbs to battle diabetes and I'll print him a copy and let him decide.

Thanks for a truly unique recipe. I'm seriously impressed!

yes, beans! Surprising, hey? and I'm sure the honey will be okay with diabetes, plus it adds an incredibly smooth sweetness to the cakes.

Thanks for commenting!

Not really shocked about the beans per say cos we do beans cake here too

Sunday always comes with food pleasure :D
Thank you for the method and Ingredients, it looks delicious when I see it.

I'm going to try it next Sunday, as It's my family's free day of diet and I don't want to give them sugar and chocolate in other days.

Only Sunday ^_^

Thank you again.

Wow i am sure you spend a lot of time to make this post.You researched very well,i am impressed by the kind of information you presented about cake.I am sure the cake will be delicious.The photos are beautiful, also the descriptions.Thank's for such well written post.@resteemed

thank you very much! It did take a lot of effort and time indeed, but that's all part of it! It's such an enjoyable process too, and to top it all, I got to eat cake!

Thanks for your sweet comment! Upvoted :)

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Probably fart a lot after a few of them!!!☢️

Lol... the beans are presoaked so there is little chance of that, unless you’re going to eat ALL 12 cakes?

Wow, kidney beans. that is a great source of fiber of course, but who knew you could bind a cake with them too?
Last year, i wrote a cookbook for low carb and i saw how many of the replacement ingredients for gluten-free had crossover with keto/low carb.
Do you use almond meal in any of your recipes?

I have used it before, I find it makes the cakes super moist! first i was like wtf? I want some interesting news and not a receipe for cakes....did not expect that post about cakes could be that informative...up you go!

nah it is fine u deserve that thank you ;D

I make a blondie using white beans they are a great substitute for flour. And I guess they would be more nutritious do you think?

looks delicious!!
Great combo of healthy and tempting food :)

Lovely. Bet theyll taste great too.

But would it be healthy for patients treating diabetes too

I'm not too clued up on diabetes, but it is sugar free. Not sure if people with diabetes are allowed honey in their diet, but if so, it should be okay?

@princessmewmew thanks for the prompt reply....

I appreciate it.. Would find out if honey is safe then...
Would really love to try it out...

I think the recipe could be maneuvered to suit anyone.... Maybe you lower the chocolate content abit too apart from the honey

Love the cake history, not a baker though. Thanks for the info

pleasure! I loved the history of the cake too. So interesting to see the evolution go from basic to amazing!

Wow thanks for sharing the recipe

Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.

Who would of thought ??? ... Kidney beans.. This is a first to see Kidney beans in chocolate cake, for me anyway. But, what a great idea. and even better if it works. I love these cooking hacks. I've seen a lot of the internet, this one takes the Great post.. I can't wait to try this one!!.
Upvoted and resteemed

Thanks so much! You would never know that the main ingredient is beans when you taste the cake!

I was telling my sister about your recipe and the beans.. Because she loves to bake.. She was also surprised that you used Kidney beans.. I made her guess the ingredient.. of course she failed. lol
I am hoping to try this very soon...

Oh cool! Let me know how it goes 💓💓

Hello @adsactly :)

Yuuummm... it looks, and I bet, it tastes delicious and it is healthy - honey sweetened - that is what I LOVE...

You made me curious about more of your posts in the future - I am new follower - I will make them and taste myself.

Thank you for the time and effort in preparation of this cakes and in making this great article.

All the best to you :)


PS: Nice GIF (I have to look up the net how to make those).
PS2: May I resteem this post, so my followers could see it too?

thank you for this great comment! You are very welcome to resteem!

Magic done and +3100 Steemians watching from my side (hopefully they look up into my feed sometimes).

I wish you $2000 for this healthy post.

Have a nice Sunday @adsactly & @princessmewmew

hehe why thank you!

KIDNEY BEANS?!?! In chocolate cake?!? If I weren't such a bean lover I would think that is weird but it turns out that I love beans! What a great way to sneak some protein in there!

wow so yummy .. very nice definition .. .. i am aslo try this ..

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Cakes is a star of all occasions.
They look so tasty Try this recipe Thanks for sharing

nice recipe. beens have rich nutrition you make it as easy looking its so easy work to make it

interesting recipes. should be tried, thanks for sharing @adsactly

nice post i will done upvote I always see your post.

That's a pretty complex cake. Would love to taste if I could

I still can't believe I almost narrowly missed this post by one of my favorite persons on Steemit @princessmewmew!

As they say, 'better late than never'.

I couldn't believe it when I read that;

In the process of finding a leavener (something to make the cakes lighter and not so dense) the Greeks invented beer! 😋🍻🍻

Cake gave birth to beer? For real?
That's super interesting {smiles}.

Meanwhile, I'd recommend this to someone who's in love with cakes as I'm not a really fan of anything sugary.
I'll strive to give you the feedback.

Cheers @princessmewmew

Dope! Ever thought of custard?

happy @adsactly Sunday.
Have a nice day .
good method.
delicious cakes.
I will teach my wife
how to make a cake from you.
this is great

wow looking awsome this delicious ! i hope this food spend many time.tnx for shearing this nice story

delicious chocolate cake, i really like chocolate, indonesians all love chocolate

nice one, does that mean diabetes patient can eat it without having it worsening their condition

wahh, very tasty cuisine. looks like I should try


Really you are multi talented guys. I have seen your post for 30 days about many subject. Your recipe really looking so attractive... thank you for sharing this post with us

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1 tbsp оlivе оil
½ red onion, finely chopped
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60g расk ѕliсеd рерреrоni, torn
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@adsactly ...wowww..!!! Each and every step is so perfectly explained... And tye recipie at the final step looks amazing and YUMMY.... everyone must try this each step is explained....
Planning to do it tommorow...
Thanks for the post and double thanks for sharing the prepration stepwise also.

When your posts sweat as a cake)) What do you think about sugar in cake? I think people add their tooooo much sugar. 5 - 25 spoons. No please no. Let's make it more healthy.

Exactly he reason this cake is sugar free!

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Yummy food @adsactly shape of chocolate ganache is amazing like donats love to try this

It looks delicious ! it must be good ... I have to try this recipe. this is a great option! I'm a sweet monster: D

i love this ingredients and dafination.
I try know. Nic info.

Very nice information..i liked it.

Yummy! I think i love the Luxurious Chocolate Ganache. Thanks a lot for this. I will try it

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And your food

I'll try this out right away. Never would've thought about using kidney beans. It must be delicious. Thanks for the recipe --and the intro, @princessmewmew and @adsactly

Pleasure! Let me know if you do make them x

I love cooking but I haven’t tried to bake cakes. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Wanna eat your cake.

Yum ! Yum !

Awesome Post.... Nice too see this post :)

Btw i am feeling hungry.... giphy-downsized (2).gif

Great recipes indeed..

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Looks really delicious, makes me wanna have chocolate right now!! Haha when i'm baking again, will defenetly go for something like this !
Thank you !
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look delicious and i want eating again and again

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@adsactly............really you post such a great article............and your gluten with sugar free chocolate looking so delicious .........thanks for your great recipe,,,,,,,,i wish,,you will be success your goal........

Waow, it feels like they are around my throat, what a feeling haha, happy sunday and thanks for sharing.

good post friends, and the perfect cake recipe, if it feels the cake must be good. I like

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Puding 😍

Thanks for showing this making way from first to last. I ll try to make it.

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It looks like delicious and yummy........and the method of ingredients is awesome and i really love it...

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I also try it

Chocolate never went out of fashion, from ancient times until now, the queen in the dessert kitchen, excellent history I loved, congratulations.

Wow, this recipe sounds amazing. My daughter is gluten intolerant, she loves chocolate so will love this ! Your pictures and history are great as well. I'll be following you for more great posts!

Awesome! Let me know if your daughter makes this xx

It looks like this recipe is very tasty, will try some day. Because i love to bake, will try anything.

Wow who would have thought about Kidney beans making a cake. As a celiac I love the fact that more and more people are sharing gluten free recipes. Thank you

Great article adsactly...thanks for sharing these information

I ll definitely be trying this soon

Hello! I am new to the community and discovering pages that inspire me. This page has truly inspired me and I will follow it. I love cooking, but I'm not very good with cakes. However, I'm going to try to make that cake, thank you very much for that recipe that looks great!!

Hello. Thank you for your lovely note .

Now that's a surprise cupcake. 'Hey what you got there ? ' - BEAAAAANNZZZZZ

Lol. Yes, total surprise

Awesome!!! I’ve been gluten free since 2008 so I’m definitely going to have to try it this recipe.

Cool! I hope you like it x

Thank you for sharing this recipe, I hope to prepare it soon.

These Look soooo good. I gave up sugar for lent and ive been looking for ways to satisfy my sweet tooth

Perfect recipe and method

Wow! So yummy, food is life.

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I'm in two minds about this one.
I love the idea of not using a standard flour - both my husband and myself need to cut the carbs significantly. But how much does the bean taste come through in the final dish? My hubby is not keen on kidney beans at all, and the bean-based cereals I've tried were not impressive to me, so it would be fairly risky making a dish like this.
Thanks for posting this yummy-looking cake though!

Very deluxcius the cakes it.

Amazing recipe! I NEVER THOUGH that the beans could be used in a cake. This is why I love steemit!

Hahaha! Yep, it’s pretty crazy!

Unfortunately I’ve been gluten free for over a year now. Regardless of how good things look- they almost never turn out like the gluten filled thing. I’ve figured out a few tricks- and I do a TON of trial and error..but I’d never used kidney beans. Actually seems like a decent filler. Guess I’ll give it a try

Those cakes 🍰 look so good!

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I read all of your posts and in the end, your recipe is great i love it and make this recipe in my home.

I'll definitely try this it looks so great!

mouth watering! thank u adsacty @adsactly