Beets. They are one of those foods that people have a love hate relationship with. I happen to love them and have on occasion been told that I sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump as I wax poetic about beets (not shrimp) … hey, each to his or her own, right?
Beets are sweet, earthy and offer up some serious healthy goodness. And they can be served in so many ways… including dessert ! Eating color at every meal (and course!) just got a little sweeter.
Chocolate Beet Cake, a treat you just can’t beet! 🙂
Ruby red beets are slightly sweet and full of healthy phytonutrients. Combine them with dark chocolate which provides a healthy dose of flavonoids, flavanols and antioxidants and you have a perfect pairing! This is a moist, delicious cake and unless you share the secret ingredient, I suspect no one would be any the wiser.
I tried a number of chocolate beet cake recipes before I found this one, which I used to bake this cake. It is wonderful just as it is written, but I wanted to tweak it just a bit because I love the combination of chocolate and fruit. I spread some nice juice sweetened berry preserves between the two layers to fancy up the presentation and taste a bit. And it was delish! Fresh berries make a nice garnish and taste great with the cake. This Chocolate Beet Cake would compliment any special occasion menu beautifully! And remember, Monday can be a special occasion…