Pork-n-Beans Cake

In honor of my birthday this week, it seemed a perfect time to make this very public announcement in case you ever want to bake me a cake.

I shall never, ever want a Pork-n-Beans Cake.

Seriously. I thought it was a joke.

I felt sick when I saw the title too.

On my Yahoo home page I have one of my favorite recipe sites provide me with daily recipes in three categories.

I do have a dessert category.

I do not have a bean category.

You know I had to click on the recipe when it came up a few weeks ago because I did think it was a joke.

But it’s not. People have actually made it, eaten it and liked it!

I had to dig deeper because that’s just how I am.

I like to read the reviews because there are always good tips from other cooks. Since this cake got 4.5 stars out of 5 from 16 reviewers I had to read the comments and reviews.

My favorite tip of all was from reviewer MJ who gave it 5 stars…

“This cake is moist and tastes great! I do suggest mashing the beans, otherwise you end up seeing whole beans in the cake.

Um, yeah, mash up those beans so you don’t SEE beans in your CAKE.

Reviewer kristina gave it 4 stars and shared these helpful tips…

“I was skeptical about this recipe, but it was a HIT at the office. I made it again, substituting the raisins for bacon bits and peanuts and I cut the sugar in half – amazing. I also used applesauce instead of oil to make it healthier.”

Oh yeah, ADD bacon bits and PEANUTS to your BEAN cake.

You can find the recipe at allrecipes.com.

Has anyone here ever made a bean cake? Go ahead, admit it here and I promise I will still like you but I’ll know to pass on dessert if I come to your house.

I dare you to make it. But please, no sharing.

Surprise me with cake any time but please don’t ever bring a cake with beans, smashed or otherwise.

Excuse me, I have to go now…I’m feeling really queasy.


P.S. This might actually be a funny cake to bring to a Halloween party. Just a last random thought. 😉

One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Leigh Anne says:

    Oh my gosh – YUCK!!!! I promise I will NEVER make you a pork and beans cake for your birthday or a pork and beans anything!! Wonder if there were chunks of lard floating around in the cake too just like the can of beans!

  2. 2
    Tammy says:

    All I am going to say about this is…
    EEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW! I think I just threw up in my mouth!

  3. 3
    julieann says:

    Please tell me that the origin of that cake was from someplace outside the continental US. I’d hate to see my good southern friends living up to the stereotypes that the western half of the country has about them. In the Lexington,Kentucky area there really is a fast food restaurant (complete with drive-thru) that serves possum and squirrel. Been to the parking lot, but did not venture inside.