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Chocolate Beet Cake

The trend of incorporating vegetables into desserts has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason: it allows you to combine deliciousness and nutritional benefits in a surprising way. Our recipe of the day fits perfectly into this trend with an unexpected star ingredient: beets. This vegetable, known for its vibrant color and its many health benefits, finds its place in our chocolate cake, where it provides a soft texture without altering the delicious chocolate taste.

Beetroot is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and its natural sweetness makes it an ideal complement to dark chocolate. This combination creates a cake that is not only tasty, but also nutritious. It's a clever way to incorporate vegetables into children's diets, who will be delighted to enjoy a chocolate cake while enjoying the benefits of beetroot. Whether you are a connoisseur of chocolate cakes looking for a new taste experience or simply curious to discover how a vegetable can enhance a classic, this recipe is for you. Let yourself be tempted by this culinary adventure where health and pleasure meet!

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 20 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 45-50 minutes
⏲️ Total time 1 hour 10 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 8 people
🔥 Calories (approximate) 350 per serving

Chocolate Beet Cake with Frosting Options

Ingredients :

  • About 2 medium sized beets (yielding about 1 cup of puree)
  • 1 1/4 cup good quality chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup maple sugar or white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions :

Traditional Chocolate Icing:

  • 1/2 cup (115 g) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting Instructions:

Other Chocolate Frosting Option:

  • 1/2 cup 35% cream
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

Frosting Instructions:

This beetroot chocolate cake is both delicious and original. Beetroot adds natural moisture without a strong vegetable taste, while glaze options provide an indulgent finish depending on your preference. Perfect for surprising your guests with a healthy and tasty dessert.


Q: Can you taste the beets in this cake?
A: No, the beet taste is very subtle and blends perfectly with the rich flavors of the chocolate. The beets mainly provide moisture and a soft texture to the cake, without overpowering the taste.

Q: What are the benefits of beets in this recipe?
A: Beetroot is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and it provides health-beneficial antioxidants. It also adds a beautiful natural color and increases the nutritional content of the cake.

Q: Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?
A: Yes, you can substitute milk chocolate for the dark chocolate, but keep in mind that this will make the cake a little sweeter and less rich in chocolate.

Q: Is this recipe suitable for children?
A: Absolutely! It's a great way to get children to eat vegetables in a fun and tasty way. Kids usually love this cake without even realizing it has beets in it.

Q: Can I make this cake in advance?
A: Yes, this cake keeps well. You can prepare it a day in advance and store it in an airtight container at room temperature. The glaze can be added just before serving.

Q: Is it possible to make this cake with gluten-free flour?
A: Absolutely. You can replace regular flour with gluten-free flour to make this cake a suitable option for people with gluten intolerance. Just be sure to double check the measurements, as gluten-free flours can sometimes need adjustments.

Q: What type of mold is best for this recipe?
A: A round mold measuring 23 cm in diameter is ideal for this recipe. You can also use a square pan if you prefer. Just make sure to grease and flour the pan so the cake doesn't stick.

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