• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    You won't taste the pureed beets, but they make this cake extra-moist and fudgy, even with the addition of whole-grain spelt flour. They also play up the cake's full-bodied, not-too-sweet flavor. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

    Ingredients

    • 4 medium beets (1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, peeled, and cut into 2-inch chunks
    • 1/4 cup safflower oil, plus more for pan
    • 1 cup spelt flour, such as Bob's Red Mill
    • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups natural cane sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup warm water
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 443 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.69%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 28.57%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 32 mg 10.74%
    • Sodium: 384 mg 16%
    • Calcium: 24 mg 2.43%
    • Potassium: 179 mg 5.11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.2%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 69 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.29%
    • Sugar: 48 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 4.71%
    • Vitamin C 12.1%
    • Vitamin D 2.38%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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