Secret Chocolate Cake

This recipe was shared with me by a CSA member. It was inredible; moist, rich and delicious!

  • 2 cups beets (about 3 beets)
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 ½ teaspoon. baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Boil beets for 20 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop. Puree with applesauce in a blender and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, oil, yogurt, eggs and vanilla, for 2 minutes. Mix into the beet mixture, the flours, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Pour ½ of the mixture into a greased bundt pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter in the bundt pan, and then pour the remaining batter on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Recipe from Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook: A World Community Cookbook, by Mark Beach & Julie Kauffman.

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