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Spiced Pinto Bean Chocolate Cake

1/4 c butter 1 t cinnamon
2 eggs 1/2 t cloves
1 1/2 t vanilla 1/4 c salt
2 c pinto beans, cooked and mashed 1/4 t nutmeg
1 c flour 2 c apples, diced
1 c sugar 3/4 c raisins
4 T cocoa (can be omitted) 1/4 c walnuts, chopped
1 t baking soda  






Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 13x9" baking pan.

Cream butter well. Add in eggs one at a time; next add vanilla. Blend in beans. Sift together all the dry ingredients, and add to cream mixture. Fold in apples, raisins and walnuts. Pour this into prepared dish, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until cake tests done.

Adapted from a recipe card from the Idaho Bean Council.





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