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Rich Beet Chocolate Cake
It may look all-chocolate, but this amazing dish is packed with beets too!
Serve with Chocolate Frosting.
Ingredients
2 Cups All purpose flour
1-1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder (Dutch Process) 1 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup grated beets (about 2 large beets)
1 cup hot water
Directions
Cake
For the cake, preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans. Line the bottom of the pans with parchment paper and dust the sides with flour, tapping out any excess.

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter has been worked into the flour (it will seem dry and crumbly).

Add the eggs and vanilla and mix in slightly, then mix in the beets. Add the hot water while mixing on low speed, then increase the speed to medium high and continue to mix for 2 to 3 minutes, until the batter is thick and fluffy. Scrape the batter into the prepared pans, spread to level the batter and tap the pans on the counter to knock out any large air pockets.

Bake the cake for about 35 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cakes in their pans for 30 minutes then turn them out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.



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