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Kidney bean chocolate cupcakes

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living

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BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

• 2⁄5 cup (100ml) cocoa powder, and extra for dusting
• 1 can (410g) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
• Pinch salt
• 5 large eggs
• 1 tsp (5ml) baking powder
• 1 tsp (5ml) bicarbonate of soda
• 90ml butter or coconut oil
• ½ cup (125ml) honey or brown sugar

Avocado and cocoa frosting:

• 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
• ½ cup (125ml) unsweetened cocoa powder
• ½ cup (125ml) honey or maple syrup
• 3 tbsp (45ml) peanut butter
• 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
• Salt

Preparation method

Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Pop 12 cupcakes cases into a cupcake pan.
  3. Blend all ingredients together until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 20-35 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan and cool.

Avocado and cocoa frosting:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Spoon onto cooled cupcakes.