Choco Mint Beet Cake
1 1/2 cups sugar (I used a little less and will try substituting honey too)
1 cup cooking oil (I use olive oil)
1 1/2 cups cooked mashed beets
1 tsp vanilla or mint
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (I don't use any)
Preheat to 350 F
Beat eggs & sugar together in mixing bowl. Add cooking oil, beets, and vanilla. Mix.
Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir to moisten. Spread in 8 x 11 1/2 cake pan (or 2~ 8" rounds).
Bake 50-55 min (if pan) or 30-35 min (if rounds). Also, makes about 21 cupcakes - bake just under 350 F for 20-25 min.
Variation: can add peppermint flavouring for Choco Mint Beet Cake.
|Can you tell I added the beets?|
|Added the cocoa|
The cake was a wonderful burgundy color batter and smelled delicious while it was baking.
|Choco Mint Beet Cake|
Our girls loved it. So if you have to eat cake, at least there is some nutrition value in this one!
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