SECRET INGREDIENT: beets
Beets are so sweet that they are often processed into granulated sugar. It may sound odd, but pureed cooked beets perfectly complement the bittersweet taste of chocolate and give chocolate cakes an attractive red hue.
- prep 15 min cook 50 min
- serves 16
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened, divided
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 4 squares (1 ounce each) semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 cups pureed cooked beets
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Confectioners’ sugar
How to make it 65 minutes
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For a richer chocolate flavor, use bittersweet chocolate instead of semi-sweet and add 1/3 cup cocoa powder along with the flour.
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