Baked Bean Cake or Muffins

Recipe by Elly in Canada
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12-15
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Cake:
  • Place raisins in a bowl and pour boiling water over them, set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, mash beans with a fork.
  • Add eggs, oil and sugar, beat well.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • (I sometimes add a 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves to spice it up a little!).
  • Stir into bean mixture.
  • Drain raisins and reserve liquid.
  • Add raisins, nuts and vanilla to batter.
  • If batter is too thick, add a little of the raisin water, stirring to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 13" x 9" baking pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for approximately an hour or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pan on rack.
  • Icing:
  • Combine sugar and cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add butter, remove from heat and stir in nuts, coconut and vanilla.
  • Pour evenly over the cake, allow to cool before cutting.
  • Note: edited to reduce 1 cup oil to 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup applesauce and reduced the sugar from 2 to 1 1/2 cups with good results. This recipe will makes 24 large muffins, baking time is 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!