HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That’s Made from Vegetables!

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Gather your ingredients.

Healthy Chocolate Cake
Yield: 1 9-inch round cake

  • 2-3 small beets
  • ½ cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (use gluten-free flour if desired)
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider or white distilled vinegar

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 10-oz package vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 12.3-oz package extra-firm silken tofu
  • 3 Tbsp agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)

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Roast Beets.

Preheat oven to 400F. Clean and trim beets and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast for 45-60 minutes until very tender.

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Healthy Frosting.

While beets are roasting, make the frosting. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth and silky. Combine tofu, agave, and melted chocolate in a food processor and puree until all of the tofu is incorporated. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides a few times. Once smooth, transfer the frosting to a glass bowl and park in the refrigerator to thicken.

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Veggie Puree.

Once the beets are soft, set aside until cool to the touch, and push off the skins gently with your thumbs.

In a food processor, combine roasted beets, black beans, and water. Puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.

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Prep the pan.

Lower oven temp to 350F. Oil and flour a 9-inch round cake pan. Take out extra insurance against sticking and cut a round of parchment paper to place in the bottom of the pan, then spray with oil and sprinkle flour over the top.

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Batter time.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, agave, applesauce, vanilla, and vinegar. Stir until mostly combined.

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