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Jan 27, 2009 05:50 PM

Pork-n-Beans Cake

I found this in the recipe section of the Bush's Beans website.

2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 (15 ounce) can baked beans with pork
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour five 16 ounce cans OR two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, and beans until smooth.
In a separate bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and soda. Add to bean mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in raisins and vanilla. Fill cans 2/3 full with batter, or divide batter into prepared loaf pans.
Place cans or pans on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before removing bread from cans or pans.

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  1. You forgot the last line of that recipe ... throw out.

    Have you tried this? I wonder what mix until smooth means. Does it mean the beans need to be smooth as in pureed or are they left whole and just incorporated.

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    1. re: rworange

      I have made these and they are EXCELLENT!!! They taste just like pumpkin bars. Mix them until it is smooth like cake mix.


    2. I don't know. Are the hot-dog bits going to be smooth too? Can they be serious? I keep thinking about this recipe, sort of like thinking about a horrible car crash you've driven past. But my kids won't let me talk about it, because it makes them ill.

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      1. re: somervilleoldtimer

        You know, the more I think about this, I think they must mean to leave the beans whole, and then they'll be joined by the optional raisins, same size and shape.

        1. re: somervilleoldtimer

          Particularly appealing is the idea of baking the cake in 5 empty cans. You could probably use dog food cans, and no need to wash first because the cake is likely going to wind up being fed to them anyway.

        2. Is this like that awful cake Sandra Lee made that was the talk of the boards a little while ago.....Or is it a White Trash recipe? A little of both I think.

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          1. oh, dear...this does remind me of Jim Carrey's "Dysfunctional Family" on In Living Color years ago...he did a cake with pork and beans poured on top of it if you don't know what I mean; it was disgusting and hilarious all at once. The title of this post makes me think of that!