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Chocolate Cake (with Beets) Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Cake (with Beets) recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Cake (with Beets) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jenn2044

Makes 16 servings



A scrumptions, traditional chocolate cake that just happens to be fortified with beets. A fabulous alternative to the usual birthday cake!

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Cake (with Beets)


Batter:
1 Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup beet
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Cake (with Beets)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat a 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar with the oil or margarine until creamy. Add the whole egg and egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate, beet puree, buttermilk and vanilla.

  3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and beat until smooth.

  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center, 35 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool 5 minutes in pan before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Beat the cream cheese with the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla until smooth. Slice the cake in half horizontally. Spread the frosting over the top and between layers of the cooled cake.

  6. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 77.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
243
Calories from Fat
98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.9g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.9g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
185mg
8%
Potassium
165mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
32.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
18.0g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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