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chocolate beet cake

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Moist and decadent, this dessert will definitely surprise you! Topped with ganache, it's the perfect cake for any occasion.

yield 12 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate beet cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 c
    cooked beets (about 3 large), puréed
  • 2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for cake pan
  • 2/3 c
    good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground himalayan pink salt
  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature plus more to grease the cake pan & parchment paper
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
    free-range eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanila extract
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3/4 tsp
    corn syrup
  • 3 1/2 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate, shaved

How To Make chocolate beet cake

  • 1
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with a parchment paper round that has been greased and floured; set aside.
  • 3
    In the bowl of a food processor, add cooked beets and process until puréed cleaning the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Transfer to a measuring cup (amount needed is roughly 1 cup, more or less) and set aside.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; whisk until well combined and set aside.
  • 5
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and sugar. Using the paddle attachment, cream the ingredients on medium speed until fluffy and pale in color, about 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well between each addition.
  • 7
    Add beets and vanilla extract. Process until blended, cleaning the sides and the bottom as needed.
  • 8
    Add half the dry ingredients and half the buttermilk. Process on low speed until just incorporated before adding the remaining dry ingredients, buttermilk and oil; process until just combined - don’t overmix.
  • 9
    Pour batter into the prepared cake pan and gently tap on the counter to dislodge any trapped air bubbles.
  • 10
    Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean with just a few crumbs.
  • 11
    Remove from the heat and allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert the cake, discard parchment paper and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 12
  • 13
    In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm up heavy cream and corn syrup.
  • 14
    Just before it starts simmering, remove from the heat and pour the warm mixture over the shaved chocolate; let stand for 1 minute.
  • 15
    Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is shiny and smooth.
  • 16
    Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes before pouring it over the cake. Spread it and transfer to the fridge for an hour before decorating with gold dust or leaves.
  • 17
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