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Red Beet Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 16
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

Ingredients:
1 3/4  cups  Flour; Unbleached, Sifted
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
3    Eggs, Large
1 1/2  cups  Beets, Pureed
1  teaspoon  Vanilla Extract
1 1/2  teaspoons  Baking Soda
1 1/2  cups  Sugar
1  cup  Vegetable Oil
2  ounces  Unsweetened Chocolate, *
    Confectioners' Sugar, Sifted

Directions:
* Melt and cool the 2 1-oz squares of baking chocolate. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++ Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine sugar, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in the beets, cooled chocolate, and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients, beating well after each addition. Pour into greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack. Cover and let stand overnight to improve flavor. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. NOTE: This is similar to a recipe that I had from one of the local cooking shows that was sent out to the listeners when the Red food coloring was banned. While I have not tried this recipe, I did make the other one and it was good. But the other recipe is long gone.


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