Fabienne's Gluten-Free Raspberry Almond Cake


Nobody will believe kidney beans are used in this deliciously moist cake. Impress your guests with this delectable cake!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9-inch cake


  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 10 fresh raspberries

  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans

  • 1 cup almond meal

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon raspberry extract

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with 1 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar around the bottom the sides of the pan.

  2. Place raspberries in a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl; press and scrape with a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discards seeds and skins.

  3. Combine raspberry juice, kidney beans, almond meal, eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, raspberry extract, and almond extract in a food processor; process until smooth.

  4. Pour kidney bean mixture into a large bowl. Mix in 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt until blended. Pour into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the cake; cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove ring and transfer cake to a serving platter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
21g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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