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Beet Red Velvet Mud Cake

Serves: 12|Prep: 30 minCook: 25 min

Gluten Free Vegetarian

Serves: 12|Prep: 30 minCook: 25 min

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a delicious cake for morning tea or even dessert. And who doesn’t love red velvet cake? I’ve put my Wholesome spin on the traditional red velvet cake by adding nutritious beets. In fact, beet is packed with essential nutrients such as fiber, vitamin B9, potassium, iron, and vitamin C, plus adding beet will give your cake that rich red color. I’ve iced this beauty with a tasty ricotta frosting, which is high in protein and calcium so you can indulge, guilt free!

Ingredients

Method


Cake:
13oz grated beetroot (raw) (about 3 beetroots)
4 large eggs
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
½ cup maple syrup or raw honey
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract or powder
4 Medjool dates, pitted
3 cups almond meal
1/3 cup raw cacao
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
Pinch sea salt


Ricotta Frosting:
60g unsalted butter, softened
10.5oz firm ricotta
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp lemon zest
Stevia, to taste


Toppings:
Fresh raspberries or strawberries (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line three 6" round cake tins with baking paper.
2. Place beets, eggs, oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and Medjool dates into a blender and blend until smooth.
3. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
4. Add beet mix to the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
5. Divide batter between the three cake tins and bake in the oven for 25 mins or until a cake tester comes out clean.
6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
7. To make the frosting beat butter until smooth.
8. Add ricotta and beat for another 2-3 mins until smooth and fluffy.
9. Add maple syrup, lemon zest and stevia (if using) and beat until well combined.
10. Place one cake layer on a cake stand or plate and spread 1 cup of the frosting evenly over the cake. Repeat with second layer. Place the third cake layer on top and frost with the remaining frosting.
11. Decorate with fresh berries (optional).


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