Beet Chocolate CakeSubmitted by: JO_JO_BA
IntroductionMy birthday cake and now our special occasion sweet... nonfat and low sugar! Adapted from a recipe at FatFree Vegan. My birthday cake and now our special occasion sweet... nonfat and low sugar! Adapted from a recipe at FatFree Vegan.
398 mL can sliced beets, drained
unsweetened apple sauce
2 tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Splenda
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Put the drained beets into the food processor with 1/4 cup (clear) water, and process until pureed.
Put the pureed beets into a 2-cup measure. Add enough apple sauce to reach the 2-cup line.
Add the 2 tablespoons water, vanilla extract, and vinegar to the beets and mix well.
Mix the dry ingredients together, add the beet mixture and stir until well-combined.
Bake for 35 minutes Test by inserting a toothpick into the center; it's done when the toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.
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.... It is ok, i guess... But i think i put too much cloves powder. The taste of it was too strong, and may be orange flavur was not the best choice. Never mind. But it tasted better with some pieces of pibeaple. I'll try different recepies of choccolate cake next time - 6/1/12
Made and eaten... yummy! I made it into a black forest cake with cherry pie filling in the middle, although fresh fruit would have been good too, then topped with lite cool whip. The rice flour and all splenda really cut the calorie count, to make room for the topping :) even the kids liked it! - 6/9/10
Oh my goodness! I made this for my birthday today and it was really delicious! The funny part is - I FORGOT to add the cocoa! Haha! So, it wasn't chocolatey but it's a dense, moist cake! I topped with 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar mixed together to mask any remaining smell of beets. A hit 4 sure! - 2/20/10