Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Healthy Chocolate Cake in time for Valentines Day
Last fall I had an abundance of beets and needed to do something with them before they spoiled. I pickled them, made soup, grated raw into salads, boiled them for dinner, sprucing them up various ways, ie making harvard beets, or just with a bit of butter and herbs. I still had lots of beets, so cooked them all up, and pureed them and froze in 1 cup portions, perfect for a delicious and moist healthier chocolate Beet Bundt Cake from allrecipes.com. This is a delicious, moist chocolate cake and no icing is needed. I just used a flour sifter to give a light dusting of icing sugar. Its a great cake recipe in time for Valentines Day, or anytime you want a healthier dessert.
There are lots of health benefits of beets. It has known properties to help with anemia, circulation, skin care, kidney disorders, dandruff, cancer and heart disease. Beets are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are a source of Vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. They are low in calories, but have the high levels of sugar of all vegetables, which makes them perfect for adding into cakes and muffins and reduce the added sugar.