Friday, May 25, 2012

GAPS White Bean (Lima) Birthday Cake

Well I have finally found my camera cord, so here as promised is the pictures from my Bean cake, that we enjoyed so much for my daughters birthday.

3 cups of Cooked Lima beans.
9 Tbles of coconut oil
1 cup + 2tbls of honey
6 eggs
2 Tbles of Vanilla, I used my homemade vanilla essence.
3/4 tsp of good quality salt.
1 tsp of Bi Carb soda ( good quality, and optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a blender or food processor, until well combined. Pour into a with greased cake pan. Bake for 40-45 mins on 180C, or a little longer if not quite set.

I served mine with Yoghurt mixed with kvass to make it pink, drizzled over the top, and then covered with berries. :0)

So here is it again with the birthday girl :0)

I think she looks happy.


  1. Where can I get white navy beans?

  2. I got mine from the grain grocer, however you should be able to get them at most health food stores, I have seen them a few times at coles, but I haven't looked recently so can't be sure. If you aren't avoiding any types of beans you can use any white beans. We are only allowed a few beans on GAPS, so navy beans is one of the beans on our allowed list.

  3. That looks so good! Isn't it amazing you can make a cake out of beans?

  4. Wow that looks awesome and yummy!!

    1. It was. The children have all put orders in to have bean cake for their birthdays. :)

  5. can someone tell me what the texture of this cake ends up being? -- I've done this recipe in the past and ended up with a mushy mess -- I wonder if I didn't drain the bean enough after cooking them -- could that be the issue??

    1. For me it has always turned out as a texture like a moist cake. Not a mushy mess, if it is like you probably need to cook it for longer. Cook on a low temp for a longer time. Draining the beans well would also help but I have never been too fussy with that.

  6. That cake is to live for! :) thank you Christina