You'd never guess that these drool-worthy desserts are really vegetables, whole grains, and other health foods in disguise. But don't take our word for it—whip up one of these sweet treats and see for yourself!
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Serves: 6
- Start to Finish: 2 hours
- 128mg Sodium
- 31g Carbs
- 1g Fiber
- 19g Fat
- 13g Saturated Fat
- 4g Protein
- 24mg Calcium
- 1g Iron
Roasted beets' natural caramel notes highlight the depth of chocolate flavor in these gluten-free treats that are more rich pudding than cake.
- Cooking spray
- 2 medium beets
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 6 ounces bittersweet (64 percent) chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice flour
- 1 pinch salt
- Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease 6 4-ounce ramekins with cooking spray.
2. Cut leaves off beets, leaving about a 1-inch stem. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for about 1 hour until fork-tender. Let beets cool completely (about 30 minutes at room temperature) in aluminum foil. Cut and puree in a food processor. Strain puree through a fine sieve. Reserve 1/4 cup for cakes and freeze the rest for another use.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip eggs, egg yolks, and sugar until pale and very thick, about 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over a double boiler for about 5 minutes. Let mixture cool slightly for 1 minute. Fold into whipped eggs with a spatula until just combined. Add roasted beet puree and mix until just combined. Add rice flour and salt, and gently fold until just combined. Pour batter into prepared ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until edges are set but centers are soft and pudding-like. Let cool about 10 minutes before unmolding cakes. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe provided by Aran Goyoaga of CanelleEtVanille.com