Chocolate Beet Bundt Cake

Unprocessed, veggie-packin’, and whole wheat. DESSERT is back on the menu!

Chocolate Beet Bundt Cake

For the Glaze:

For the Cake:
3 medium beets, cooked and cooled
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup organic, unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 10-cup bundt pan and dust it lightly with cocoa.

Grate the beets on a box grater and measure them; you should have 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.

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.

Sift together the flours, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gently fold the flour mixture 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.

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—unglazed—or allow to cool, then drizzle warm glaze. Will keep for up to four days, well wrapped in plastic.

To make Glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a bullet blender. Warm slightly either on stove top or in microwave. Drizzle over cake. Makes 1 cup.

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About Anna K Amendolare

Anna, of aka design, is a web designer and digital marketer. She contributes recipes via homeharv.wordpress.com, manages all of the email marketing for HH, and serves as webmaster for Hometown Harvest. When she is not in front of her computer, she enjoys baking, craft beer, and spinning & cycling to burn off those calories.

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