Chocolate Beet Cake

Want an easy way to give your picky kids a full serving of vegetables without them knowing it? This Chocolate Beet Cake is perfect for unsuspecting little victims of the secret that lies behind this beet cake!

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This Chocolate Beet Cake hides an entire serving of veggies inside a moist, rich chocolate cake! This is the best beet cake that you will ever make!

How do you get your kids to eat their veggies? Hide them in chocolate cake, more specifically this Chocolate Beet Cake! Stop grinning, I’m totally serious.

I even tried it out on my niece and nephew. Both asked for seconds and neither suspected that I hid an entire serving of beets (gag) inside their dessert.

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See these (look down,) all of these luscious and vibrant beets are masked by a small amount of cocoa in the Chocolate Beet Cake above.

Being that Chocolate Beet Cake is so rich and moist, it really doesn’t require a thick frosting, but feel free to add some if you’d like.

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Instead, I opted for a light dusting of powdered sugar. Try not to garnish with powdered sugar until you are ready to serve, otherwise it absorbs into the cake.

You’ll be surprised to know that Chocolate Beet Cake isn’t the only recipe that hides a serving of vegetables from your consumers. There are multiple recipes out there that taste like your typical slice of cake, or muffins but there’s a unseen secret, vegetables!

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You can pretty much take any kind of vegetable you can think of and incorporate it into a dessert recipe in some way. Love dessert but don’t love all the calories and sugar that comes with it?

This is the best alternative for getting the best of both worlds. You get to make your cake and get to enjoy it too!

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You’ve heard of carrot cake, but what about double chocolate zucchini bread, avocado brownies, or even spinach ice cream?

Hey don’t turn your nose up until you’ve given it a chance! Finally a way to enjoy any kind of dessert your heart desires without all the worries.

Red Beet Chocolate Cake

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Red Beet Chocolate Cake

5 from 5 votes
Red beet chocolate cake hides an entire serving of veggies inside a moist, rich chocolate cake!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Transfer drained beets to a food processor. Pulse until finely ground into a paste.
  • In microwave, heat the chocolate until melted. Add to food processor and pulse until combined with beets. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Add the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla to beet and chocolate mixture. Blend until fully combined. Slowly add flour mixture. Blend until a cake batter consistency.
  • Evenly spread into the bottom of prepared 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake passes the toothpick test.
  • Remove and allow to cool. You can serve warm or cover tightly with aluminum foil and store for up to 4 days. Directly before serving, garish with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 268 kcal, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 40 mg, Sodium: 283 mg, Potassium: 244 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 27 g, Vitamin A: 75 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 25 mg, Iron: 2.3 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 268
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet cake
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. I love this! I’m always looking for ways to get more vegetables into my children’s diet. Now when we have dessert, they’ll be getting some veggies as well!

  2. No way. Just yesterday I was watching a cooking show and they said that Red Velvet cake (which I love) is just Devil’s Food cake with Beet juice. Now here today, you’re making red beet chocolate cake. Something tells me I need to get some beets.