Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chocolate Beet Cake

Still have beets to use? I got this recipe in the weekly email from my CSA yesterday. Give it a try and let me know how it comes out. Even if you don't like beets, you may like this!

4 eggs

1 ½ cups raw sugar or honey

¾ cup coconut oil (can substitute)

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoon vanilla

3 ounces of unsweetened chocolate melted (if you don’t have this use 2T. cocoa and 1T. oil)

3 cups shredded beets

Heat oven to 350 and grease a 13 X9 inch baking pan. Melt chocolate over low heat and while it is melting beat together eggs, sugar and oil. Add chocolate. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Add to egg mixture. Add vanilla and beets and stir well. Pour into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.


  1. That is a lot like the red velvet beet cupcakes I tried recently. They are fantastic, but not very red.

  2. Very interesting, looks tasty.

  3. what type of flavor does it impart on the cake? I'd be curious to try it just to see how it changes it.

  4. It doesn't really taste beet-y. The beets add moisture to the cake and I think, deepen the chocolate flavor a bit.


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