Guilt Free Celebration: Chocolate Beet Cake

It was my husband’s birthday this week, so I flew to St John’s. A recent tweet by Journey Kitchen introduced me to this video by Matt and Julie from Tiger in a Jar. Arvind’s birthday was the perfect excuse to try this recipe.

The recipe calls for 2 cups of pureed boiled beets. At first I wasn’t sure how many beets to boil, so I boiled 6 medium sized beets. I blended 2 beets at a time and kept adding the puree to a measuring cup. After 2 full cups of puree, I was still left with 1 beet. With some lime juice and salt that beet made for a tasty side to our lunch.

How did the cake turn out? It was the moistest cake I have ever baked. You’ll have to try it for yourself to believe me.

Chocolate Beet Cake
adapted from Tiger in a Jar
2 cups of pureed boiled beets
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
3 eggs
112 grams of semisweet baking chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract

dry ingredients
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar

A night before, leave the butter out to soften.

Pre-heat the oven to 375ºF. Set aside a couple of tablespoons of butter; whip the rest of the butter with brown sugar and regular sugar in a large bowl. Whip the eggs in a separate bowl. Using a double boiler, melt the rest of the butter with the chocolate. Add the chocolate mixture, pureed beets, dry ingredients and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix until everything combines. Butter a 9″ cake pan and pour the batter into it. Bake for about 40 – 50 minutes.

My verdict: Sexy chocolate with healthy beets, what better way to have a guilt free celebration.

2 thoughts on “Guilt Free Celebration: Chocolate Beet Cake”

  1. I made this yesterday and it turned out awesome! im not a baker so this was the first cake a I made from scratch all thanks to you =)

    1. This is an easy cake, but there are a couple of extra steps because of the beets! I am glad this is the first cake that you ever baked!! Now you can’t go back to cake mixes!!

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