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!
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
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!