Beet Chocolate Cake 

Starving and samples is a dangerous combo when you’re shopping at Costco.  I’ve seen the pickled beets before but didn’t want to commit to such a large amount if I didn’t love them.  Well, lucky for me, last time I was shopping at Costco they were available as a sample. Lets just say they ended up coming home with me.

Being as hindsight is always 20/20 I wouldn’t have bought them because of the amount of added sugar in them.  So what better way to use them up than to add them into a chocolate cake?  Might as well as go into a complete sugar coma.

A friend gave me the idea to use them in a chocolate cake and a quick Google search produced many recipes, who knew it was really a thing? This is the recipe I chose to follow.

Beet Chocolate Cake – www.geniuskitchen.com

One of the first things I noticed was that it said DO NOT use pickled beets, well rules are meant to be broken, right? 🙂 I got right down to business and pureed those suckers up.


It was a very easy cake to make,  yet I was still skeptical as to how it would taste.  Here’s all the pretty colors (aka beets, melted chocolate and the egg/oil/sugar mixture) getting mixed together.

One of the user reviews suggested adding in 1 teaspoon of Whiskey, to bring out the chocolate flavor. So of course I had to follow her advice.  After it was done baking and cooling, I dusted it with powdered sugar. It was unbelievably good, super moist with no hint of beets at all!

I usually prefer cooking to baking, but one of the benefits of baking is getting to share it with others.  Here I am heading out to deliver it to a friend.

It was a hit at her house too.  Leaving unattended chocolate cake on a kitchen counter with two teenage boys in her house left her with half of a piece of the four I brought over.

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