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Chocolate beet cake with chocolate avocado frosting is not only incredibly delicious, it's also a healthier dessert choice! So yummy no one will ever guess it's healthy though!

Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting.

A decadent chocolate cake made with beets and topped with a rich chocolate avocado frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 409 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke

Ingredients

For the Frosting:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten free flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. Add the organic canola oil, beet puree, water, and apple cider vinegar. Mix batter by hand.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 25 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of the cake and invert the pan to remove the cake.
  6. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.
  7. To make the frosting, combine the avocados, maple syrup, and cocoa powder in the food processor. Process until very smooth. Taste it, and add more maple syrup if needed.
  8. Frost the cooled cake and then store the frosted cake in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

To make beet puree, peel and chop one or two beets. Place in a pan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until beets are tender, about 20 minutes. Let beets cool, then place in a food processor with 1-2 tablespoons of the beet water. Process on high until smooth.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.