Lemon Bean Cake with Fresh Fruit Sauce

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Lemon Bean Cake with Fresh Fruit Sauce

Lemon Bean Cake with Fresh Fruit Sauce

  • Author: Ontario Bean Growers
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups well-cooked white pea beans (500 mL)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
  • icing sugar

Fruit sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries or blueberries (500 mL)
  • 1/2 cup water (50 mL)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (15 mL)


Using a zester or grater, remove the bright outer layer of the lemon. Set aside. Juice the lemon and reserve (you should have 1/4 cup of lemon juice.) In a food processor, process the beans with the lemon zest and juice until smooth. Add eggs, sugar and baking powder, and process just until all ingredients are well blended. Pour batter into a greased 8 inch springform pan and bake in a preheated 350o F (180o C) oven for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with fresh fruit sauce.

Fruit Sauce:

In small saucepan, place 1 cup (250 ml) of the berries, along with the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes until thick. Let cool. Spoon remaining berries into sauce or use as a garnish.


  • Calories: 222
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 4.95 g
  • Protein: 7 g