Chocolate beet cake is a delicious way to sneak vegetables into a cake without ever being able to taste the beets. It just tastes of chocolate cake. The problem is that the beet part of the recipe is time-consuming. Most chocolate beet cake recipes recommend using fresh beets, cooking them, and then grating or shredding them before including them in the cake. If you're thinking this seems like a lot of work before you've even started making the cake batter, you're correct.
So why not try a shortcut with canned beets? Most recipes say that canned beets can in theory be substituted, but that fresh is better. What happens if you try it with canned beets? I put this to the test by making a chocolate beet cake with canned beets instead of fresh. Read on to find out what happened.Read more