Sunday Recipe: “Secret” Chocolate Cake

(Chocolate Beet Cake, which sounds awful but TASTES delicious; see here. Don't tell anyone what's in it until they've tasted it. Oh, also, beets are ridiculously easy to grow. So grow some!)Preheat the oven to 350F.Generously butter a 9"x12" baking dish.Then, puree in food processor until very smooth:2 cups cooked, peeled beets*1/2 cup applesauceIn a large bowl, beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer (or a wooden spoon and lots o' elbow grease):1 and 1/4 c. … [Read more...]

Beets! Beets! Beets!

We've been a little serious around here what with two days of posts (here and here) on body image stuff, so I think it's time for something more fun.Like cake.I don't make desserts for every day meals. And I generally don't bake cakes in the summertime. But you know? Some days, you just feel like having some cake.On this day, I was harvesting beets to make room for the very enthusiastically reproducing strawberry plants. My son and husband were helping me:So, earlier in … [Read more...]