Chocolate Beet Cake
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups of sugar
Mix 6 tablespoons water, 6 tablespoons oil and 4 teaspoons baking powder(replaces 4 eggs)
1 1/2 cup beets, boiled and mashed
1/2 cup applesauce
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cup cocoa powder
Preheat ovent to 350. Beat oil ,sugars and baking powder mixture by hand or with an electric mixer on medium. If using eggs add one egg at a time and beat thoroughly. Add beets and applesauce. In a separate bowl sift or whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda then add to wet mixture. Pour into 2 greased 9 inch round cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes.
-I do the baking powder mixture instead of the 4 eggs because of the egg allergy in our family.
-The original recipe includes 1/2 tablespoons of espresso or coffee grinds.
-If this is too much I would recommend cut the recipe in half.
The bummer part for me about this recipe is that I got it later in the season after many beets were sacrificied in other recipes and not eaten. That's ok there is next summer. I'm also wondering if I can freeze the mashed beets for this recipe?