Molten Chocolate Beet LoveCakes

Molten Chocolate Beet LoveCakes


Here is a decadent treat to share with your Valentine if your Valentine, unlike mine, is crazy about beets. I am crazy for beets and crazy for these cupcakes. Mostly though, I’m crazy for my Valentine. Therefore, I will not actually be serving these on February 14th. I do plan on making something equally as delicious that we will both love but for now, here’s one for the beet-lovers!

Ingredients:

3 oz. 70% dark chocolate (plus some chunks for stuffing)
3 Tbsp organic butter
2 Tbsp NuNaturals Baking Stevia
1 free-range egg
1 cup cooked beet puree
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla or orange extract (or 1/4 tsp of each)
pinch sea salt
cupcake liners

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter and chocolate together in a small pan over low heat. Once completely melted, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Mix together and pour into cupcake liners. Place a chunk of chocolate into the center of each cup of cupcake batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Eat while still warm!

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19 responses to “Molten Chocolate Beet LoveCakes

  1. My Valentine doesn’t care for beets, either! In fact, we have totally different tastes when it comes to desserts… so, I prepared my treats today, and will be making his on Monday. Ha ha.

    I love gooey, melt-y chocolate cake, so I’m excited to give these a shot! When you say “baking stevia” are you using that blend by NuNaturals, or just plain powdered stevia?

  2. How funny… I seriously just sat down with baked beets and thought, “I wonder what kind of dessert I can make out of beets?” Opened up my email and there was your post! Sounds amazing, unfortunately I can’t handle chocolate. I wonder if there’s anything unchocolate that can be made of beets?

    • Hmmm I’ll have to brainstorm on that one. Beets and vanilla sound like a yummy taste combo but I’m not sure exactly what you’d do with it…Maybe a roasted beet/avocado/vanilla bean pudding? I may do some experimenting, I’d love to hear if you come up with anything!

  3. Kim

    YUM!! Great new blog pic too!!

  4. Love your new header Rande! Gorgeous!!

  5. This looks so delicious! I need to mark it to try for a bleated Valentine’s treat. Stupid cleanse. I even have a bunch of freshly-roasted beets!

    • April 17, 2013 at 8:31 amOh that fresh food looks so good!!! We moved a few years ago to a place where it is impossible to have a garedn! I can’t wait until I find the perfect piece of land for a house and a garedn someday! Reply

  6. Beets are one of my favorite vegetables, and yet somehow I have never made beet cake. This is definitely going on my must-make dessert list. My lady isn’t a beet-fan either, but maybe I can sneak some beets in under the disguise of dessert. :)

    • Good luck with that! I was busy swooning over these and Britney took one bite and pronounced them “too beety” (as I expected). My roommate however, also does not like beets but loved these!

  7. Mary beth

    Can you use liquid stevia instead of powder or would it mess with the consistency very much?

    • I haven’t tried that but you could definitely experiment! It’s only 2 Tbsp. of the powder, I might just sub 2 droppers of the liquid and see how that goes. Let me know if it works out!

      • Mary beth

        I’ll let you know! I’m totally making the red velvet pancakes from your ebook this week, too… They look so awesome! How do you serve them? Of was thinking about making a low sugar syrup like a blackberry stevia syrup with maple extract. What would you recommend?

  8. Hmmm, I like them pretty much as is but maybe a little extra butter, cocoa powder, and stevia sprinkled on top would be good. I also really like a sugar free maple syrup made from xylitol, It’s great on pancakes!

  9. Hi Rande! I just discovered your blog and am really enjoying it! This looks like heaven! I wonder, can you taste the beets? I’m not a big fan, but I know how good they are for the liver, so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate them!

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