Baked Bean Buns

So my lovely friend is into making some…interesting things…and baked bean cakes are a recent addition. Watch this space for spinach cake next!

Buildings & Baking

Bear with me. I promise.

Through this recipe, if you’re anything like me, you’ll go through the following stages of “whaaaat am I doing?”, “whose silly idea was this?”, “woah this tastes kinda beany” but, I promise, you’ll end up wondering why you ever doubted your culinary creation!

Stick with it!


For the cake:

  • 200 g raisins12212486_10153062987095683_523255492_n
  • 240 ml boiling water
  • 1 can of baked beans (with tomato sauce)
  • 3 eggs
  • 240 ml vegetable oil
  • 225 g granulated sugar
  • 450 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 115 g pecan nuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing:

  • 50 g butter/margarine
  • 110 g icing sugar
  • 1 cap full of milk (literally the lid of the milk carton filled with milk)
  • A splash of vanilla extract


For the cake:

  • Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees…

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