05-08-2013, 08:46 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Beet Chocolate Cake
Wow . . . so sorry for the delay on this! I just got into the flow of life and kept swimming there for a while . . .
Beet Chocolate Cake (from Zephyr Community Farm)
* I'd try to use non-GMO sugar, flour, oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3-4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup oil
3 cups shredded beets
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two 9-ince cake pans (I used a 9x13 sheet cake pan). Whisk dry ingredients together. Melt chocolate very slowly over low heat (or use a double boiler). Cool chocolate; blend thoroughly with eggs and oil. Combine flour mixture with chocolate mixture, alternating with beets. Pour into pan(s). Bake until fork can be removed from center cleanly, 40-50 minutes.
The result is a light inner texture and a slightly crisp outside (haha! I just realized this could be a description of my personality!). Even our 16 year old ate some and enjoyed it!
Namaste from the sunny Midwest!
"I wasn't going to spend my life doing what had already been done." - Georgia O'Keeffe
"What will be wants
to push through your fingers.
The light you seek hides
in your belly."
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