Healthy Beet Chocolate Cake

healthy beet chocolate cakeAs soon as I saw a recipe for Beet Chocolate Cake in Farmer Monte’s weekly newsletter, I knew I had to try it. However, the 2 cups of sugar in the recipe seemed like too many carbohydrates for our house. So, I decided to try every method I knew of to make a cake recipe more healthy.

Healthy Beet Chocolate Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1½ cup shredded beets (I used my food processor, first with the shredding disc and then processed them again with the blade.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9" pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt chocolate. Allow to cool.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Beat eggs, combine with applesauce and melted chocolate.
  5. Alternately add dry ingredients and beets to chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

While cake will never be truly healthy, this comes pretty darn close.

Happy eating!

Ruth

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