17 Apr '11, 1pm

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

Every once in a while I run across a perfectly confounding chocolate dessert recipe that incorporates an ingredient “X,” like dark chocolate zucchini cake , one of my favorites, or black bean brownies . This chocolate cake recipe from the Farmer John’s Cookbook tucks a bunch of sweet beets into the batter. Beets really aren’t that much of a stretch for a dessert, as sweet as they are, but still … beets? Sure enough, the beets give it their moisture, their sweetness, and their rich color–but none of their beet flavor. INGREDIENTS Oil and flour for preparing the pan 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 cup mild flavored vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 3/4 cups sugar (or your favorite natural sweetener ) 2 cups cooked pureed beets (3 medium beets) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Powdered...

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