Successful Together: Chocolate Beet Cake

February 26, 2012

Chocolate Beet Cake

Many many moons ago, I came across this recipe over on Green Lite Bites and I have been meaning to make it for a while. She has a super awesome page; go check her out! Any who, life being life, and my kitchen being my kitchen, I didn't have all of the ingredients to make it exactly like she made hers, so here is my version. I wasn't completely sold on the cake flavor at first. It is definitely chocolatey but it has a bit of an earthy under tone, if that  makes any sense at all. I told Ed to try it and he liked it :) He said it was good, definitely not the worst thing he had ever eaten. Best of all, I got to make it in my super awesome paper pan!
*** recipe revision for a less earthy beet cake!***


1 box mix Pillsbury Moist Supreme Dark Chocolate
1 8 oz can beets with juice **for less earthy beet cake, drain beets, but retain the beet juice, place the beet juice with the same amount of water** ie: can had 1/2 cu beet juice, use 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
1 tbs cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Spray your pan if you need to! I used my paper bundt pan which didn't need spraying :D In blender or food processor, blend apple sauce and beets until smooth. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined. If the batter seems to thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Pour mix in to prepared pan and bake according to the boxes recommended time, depending on if you are making cupcakes, bundt cake, etc.

Cool, serve and enjoy!

Makes 12 Servings @ 5 PointsPlus each
Makes 14 Servings @ 4 PointsPlus each


1 comment:

  1. I made a recipe for Red Velvet cupcakes using beets.... I know what you mean about the earthy taste... But if it's LOW points? I'm in! :-)


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