Secret Chocolate Cake (Beets)

Delicious plain, but may be frosted or served with apple sauce.  They’ll never know the secret unless you tell them!

To make:

2 cups beets, cooked, peeled and mashed

1/2 cup applesauce

Puree with a stick blender

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup yogart

3 eggs

combine in a large mixing bowl, and beat for 2 minutes

1/2 cup baking cocoa

1 1/2 tsp vanilla (see our post on how to make your own vanilla)

Add along with Pureed beets, and beat another 90 seconds

1 1/2 cup flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

add the above ingredients in mixer, stir to blended

1/2 cup chocolate chips and/or nuts chopped

Stir in, pour into greased 9 x 13 pan and bake in preheated 350 degree plan until knife comes out clean about 50 minutes

Serves 16-24

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3 Responses to Secret Chocolate Cake (Beets)

  1. these sounds fantastic. I think I might make my husband to eat his beets this way.

  2. Tammy says:

    hmmm. Really? I have some beets in the fridge and I’m willing.

  3. inherchucks says:

    This sounds great! I actually have two sweet beet recipes….a cake: http://inherchucks.com/2011/12/10/beet-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/ and some chocolate muffins…http://inherchucks.com/2012/04/13/chocolate-beet-muffins/

    Will definitely be adding this to my list of must eats 🙂

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