Chocolate Chip-Beet Cake

Heart Health, Mental Health, Recipes

chocolate beet cakeA favorite dessert in our home because it  contains natural heart healthy antioxidants, blood pressure lowering and mood boosting compounds that with added chocolate chips will make your day!

What you need:

1 cup almond flour

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons grape seed oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup orange juice

2 medium beets (I recommend “Love Beets“), cooked and shredded

1/3 cup dark chocolate chip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat an 8″ x 8” baking pan with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk the oil, egg, vanilla and OJ until blended. Stir oil mixture into flour mixture, using a wooden spoon.  Fold in the beets and chocolate chips.  Pour the batter into the baking pan.  Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.  Cool the cake in the pan on a rack before serving.

Garnish with blueberries, raspberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar (optional). Enjoy!

Makes 8 servings: Nutrition content per serving, 270 calories, 6 grams protein, 31 grams carbs,  3 grams fiber, 3 grams sat fat, 242 mg sodium.

From “Heal Your Heart: The Positive Emotions Prescription to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” (Rodale).

 

 

 

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