This is a moist, rich, dense chocolate cake with an earthy flavor. People are surprised to learn that there are beets in it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beets in a pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes. Remove skin and puree beets in a blender or food processor.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add unsweetened chocolate and stir until melted. Set aside to cool.

  • Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

  • Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add the melted chocolate, beets, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

  • Stir the flour mixture and chocolate chips into the beet mixture just until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a fork inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 55g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 87.2mg; sodium 830.3mg. Full Nutrition
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