“Chocolate Fix” Bundt Cake

2013-03-22
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  • Servings : 10-12
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m

Ingredients

  • 3 medium beets, cooked, cooled and peeled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light oil, safflower or grapeseed
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2-3/4 c. Guittard 63% extra dark chocolate chips (optional-not totally clean but not bad either)
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or chopped pecans

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly coat a 10-cup non-stick bundt pan with safflower oil.

Step 2

Grate the beets on a box grater and measure them; you should have about 2 cups of grated beets. Transfer them to a medium colander and allow them to drain of any excess moisture while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, olive oil, maple syrup and honey until everything is well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth. Add the vanilla extract.

Step 4

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gently fold the flour mixture and the chocolate chips into the wet ingredients, but do not over mix. Fold the beets into the batter until distributed, then scrape the batter into the prepared bundt pan and spread around until it is even.

Step 5

Bake for about 35-45 minutes, until a wooden skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool, in the pan on a wire rack, for a good 20 minutes. Carefully invert the pan onto a plate, tap gently, and the cake will drop out. Serve warm or cool.


This cake recipe is adapted from a recipe from http://www.simplebites.net/

This cake is delicious by itself but if you feel you need a bit of icing, drizzle the following glaze over the top after the cake has cooled. Sugar alert though; this glaze does have processed powdered sugar which is definitely not great for you, so use the glaze sparingly.

Chocolate Glaze
Ingredients:
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar (10X)
2 -3 tablespoons hot water

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in bowl.
Mix with spoon until smooth.When completely cool, drizzle cake with Chocolate Glaze.

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