Heavenly Chocolate Beet Cake

January 03, 2018

This might be the sneakiest method ever for getting in a good dose of winter veggies. Seriously! It's hard to believe there are beets in this deliciously rich chocolate cake. Made with raw cacao, coconut flour, cinnamon, and antioxidant-rich honey, Izabela Misiuk's Heavenly Chocolate Beet Cake tastes nothing short of divine. 

Healthy eating doesn't have to be about sacrifice. You can have you cake and eat it too! Make this dish for birthday celebrations, holidays, and more. And of course, for more jaw dropping recipes, visit Izabela Misiuk at www.thriveinshanghai.com. Discover the magic of making incredible sweets from 100% primal ingredients!

About Izabela Misiuk 

Izabela Misiuk is a Shanghai-based Certified Primal Health Coach, a Yogi, a Wellness Blogger, and the Founder of www.thriveinshanghai.com. Through her blog, Elizabeth provides her colleagues, clients, and readers with the information and tools to help them live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Follow her on Instagram at @thriveinshanghai to keep updated on new projects and more!

Heavenly Chocolate Beet Cake 

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
  • Wash and remove the stems of the beets.
  • Place the beets on tin foil, wrap them tightly, and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the beets from the oven, unwrap them, and allow them to cool completely. Peel the skin from the beets, and slice them up. 
  • Preheat the oven to 340 degrees (F), and grease a glass baking dish (8x8).
  • Add all the ingredients (including the beets) together in a food processor, and blitz until everything is fully mixed together.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish, and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, and leave it to cool for 30 minutes. Once the pan is chilled, generously cover the cake with chocolate ganache. 
For the chocolate ganache (frosting)…

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 2/3 cup coconut cream or double cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes 
  • pinch of sea salt 

Instructions

  • Combine the raw cocoa, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and butter in a small saucepan.
  • Melt the ingredients together, stirring frequently until the mixture is smooth.
  • Generously drizzle the sauce over the cake.
  • Decorate with desiccated coconut. 
For the whipped cream…

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream (cold)
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  • Whisk the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Use to top the cake.
  • Enjoy!

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