For this recipe I used coconut sugar for the first time. I bought this Sweet Tree brand at my local health food store. It has a very mild taste and itis great because it is organic, not highly processed so it still has a ton of nutrients in it and it is low on the glycemic index.
I got this recipe from greensmoothie girl but I changed it a bit. Here is my version:
Chocolate Beet Cake
3 eggs (organic, range fed)
¾ cup coconut oil (can substitute applesauce for half of this, if desired)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups baked or steamed beets (about 2 medium-large beets, peeled)
4 Tbsp. baking cocoa (nonalkalized)
2 cups whole-wheat flour (soft white wheat, ground fine)
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
Puree beets in blender with eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and add chocolate and other ingredients. Bake in 9”x13” oiled pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
1 ½ cups Coconut sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa ½ cup coconut oil
½ cup powdered coconut sugar - to do this I blended up the sugar in the blender until it turned into a powder.
** Everyone liked it. My husband liked it best. E said "Mom, this is so good, it only tastes a little bit like dirt!"