Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica


Has anyone else seen that office episode?? It kills me!!! :D

Speaking of beets…

I have turned into the Chocolate Monster today!

Mmmmmm…chocolate monster…mmmm…

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate filled Friday?

As promised, I made my first ever Chocolate Beet Cake. I have to admit, I was shakin in my boots.

Beets in a cake?! You gotta be kidding me. Seriously? Reeeally? No. No way. Nope. I don’t believe it. Nah-uh.



She’s beautiful isn’t she?


That’s what she said!

Ok, I’ll stop being weird now. Well, I will be less weird that is.

Anywho, I modified this recipe Big Time. Actually, when I was done with this recipe, I could have been looking off of a recipe for Curry Chicken Pot Pie for all you know.

I basically took this recipe and ripped it apart and oh how fun it was.

My ingredients included: beets (duh!), almond extract, WWPF (Whole Wheat Pastry Flour), vinegar, organic cocoa, natural cane sugar, baking soda, half salt, applesauce, and spices.

As I said, I was shaking in my booties. Quivering with fear. See, I hate beets. No really, I despise them since childhood. Just to be sure, I tasted one today. Yup, still gross.

But simply magical in this cake.

I couldn’t taste the beets. A light from above shown on the cake and the angels sang glorious songs of praise.


Pureed Beets. It doesn’t get much grosser than that!

But mixed in with other natural ingredients, the beets transform into a magical chocolate cake.


Did I mention it is oil-free?


I thought this would make a killer birthday cake.

And two lil’ Ramekins:

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Yup, still rockin’ the Dollarstore Dishware.


And some whoopie pies:

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The taste?

Was truly spectacular. I couldn’t taste the beets at all. It was perhaps the most lovely chocolate cake I have ever come across. I am not a chocolate cake fan, but this one really impressed me.

The icing was simple: Confectioner’s Sugar, Almond extract, and Non Hydrogenated Olive Oil Margarine.


And I maybe sorta ruined my dinner. :) I couldn’t help it! I had 2 whoopie pies. They were so good. Can’t a girl get her veggies in???

Eric is almost home and I am going to give him the three layer cake and see how much he can eat of it for dessert.

Tonight’s Question: What is your all time favourite cake? Toppings? Icing flavours? Dish it!!! Perhaps I will feature it in my next cake recipe. Make a suggestion below!

I’m off to feed the hubby and then hopefully do some yoga and Glo Bakery website stuff! OH and pack for Leah’s tomorrow! Weeee.

Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY everyone!


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1 Katy G. April 3, 2009

Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting! It’s going to be my wedding cake!


2 Run sarah April 3, 2009

I love blackforest cake-yum! I can’t believe that cake has beets in looks way too good!!


3 Amy April 3, 2009

Nothing beats Battlestar Galactica! Dwight’s got this one right. :)

That cake is far too good to be true.


4 zestycook April 3, 2009

I am loving the chocolate monster :)


5 Kaneil, balanceisbest April 3, 2009

Awesome job! That cake looks great!

I looooove caramel cake and strawberry cake with cream cheese icing!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


6 Shelby April 3, 2009

My favorite cake is Carrot Cake! Cream cheese frosting is a must on top.

Your chocolate cake sounds amazing, I can’t believe there are beets in there!!!


7 VeggieGirl April 3, 2009

Haha!! Love ‘The Office’ for sure :-)


**My favorite cake = a Raw Apricot Cake:


8 Siobhan April 3, 2009

Mmmm definitely carrot cake with cream cheese frosting- if you make a healthier version I might just have to move to Canada & order from your bakery ;)

ps. thanks for all your inspiration Angela!


9 Nate April 3, 2009

I appreciate the Dwight Schrute quote. And my favorite cake is office birthday cake, because it makes any workday better.


10 Sarah April 3, 2009

YUMMMMMMMMMM! That cake looks amazing. My perfect cake would be:
Spice cake with a “cream cheese” frosting
Straberry cake with butter cream icing
OH or
carrot cake with cream cheese frosting…….

Damn, my list could go ON girl!


11 brandi April 3, 2009

i LOVE that episode. well…i just love everything about The Office :)

That cake looks amazing! Please, please let me know when you’re ready to ship to the US :) I have a few things on my list!


12 ttfn300 April 3, 2009

lovely!! i’ve done a beet cake which rocked my socks off, and beet brownies, which were also a hit :)


13 Juli (Peanut Butter and Juli) April 3, 2009

Your post title = HILARIOUS. Girl, you have talent. That is all.


14 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 3, 2009


I’m a huge huge huge fan of chocolate chocolate cake: chocolate cake, chocolate ice frosting, preferably with raspberry preserves in between the layers too


15 rebecca (unintuitiveeating) April 3, 2009

o m g, that is impressive =)


16 Anna April 3, 2009

carrot cake, cream cheese frosting. nothing better.


17 jess April 3, 2009

that scene and the last scene of that episode could quite possibly be my most favorite scenes ever. I’ve watched them a million times.


18 Sophia April 4, 2009

wow! very cool! I actually have this chocolate beet cake recipe in my recipe files but have not gotten round to baking it yet. I like how you healthified it, very nice.
My fav cake is pancakes, just because I’m not so into overly sugary stuff. BUT! if you insist on dessert cakes, I’d have to say Japanese steamed cheese cake. If you’ve never tried it before, I suggest flying over to Asia to get one right now! It’s that good!


19 Saima April 4, 2009

Ange–you’re turning out to be quite the baking queen!! i guess i’ll holf you responsible once a craving hits me looking at those drollicious pix!


20 Susan April 4, 2009

That cake looks positively lovely!!!

Carrot cake is my favourite. But it’s got to have cream cheese icing!!


21 Melissa April 4, 2009

Ange, I’m sitting here drinking my first green “monster” and I gotta say I much rather eat that cake!!!


22 gliding calm April 4, 2009

You have become such the baking goddess! I mean, seriously Angela….stop making such gorgeous treats! I kid of course, but really! Is anything you make NOT beautiful?!

Beets in a cake! how cool!


23 Sally April 4, 2009

I love beets but I’m not sure how I feel about putting them in cake. Roasted and tossed with a little horseradish, yes please!


24 Leana April 4, 2009

Oh wow, that looks delicious!!!

My favorite for sure is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.


25 Vegan Radhika SArohia December 22, 2012

Beets in a chocolate cake sounds totally weird, fer sure! haha
But my favourite vegan chocolate mousse/pudding is from this site and has an avocado base, so I feel I must try making this
I just bought beets for the very first time today:)


26 Vegan Radhika SArohia December 22, 2012

Oh I think there’s no recipe here?
I’ll Google for a vegan beets chocolate cake then
And hopefully this will be in the future OhSheGlow cookbook so I can make it the way you did later woot woot!:)


27 Louise January 13, 2013

So excited to make this but can’t see the recipe! NOOOO!


28 Agustina March 28, 2013

Gimme a recipe :D !!


29 brittney May 13, 2013

I would love to make this cake for my besties upcoming birthday!! Any chance you still have that recipe hanging around?


30 Kathleen December 31, 2013

Ditto on the recipe request! My fingers are crossed you have this somewhere in your archives.


31 Roxanne February 27, 2014

I’d love to use your modified version too! Is there one somewhere?


32 Maura February 24, 2015

also looking for the recipe!


33 Jessica June 25, 2015

Is the recipe posted somewhere else on your blog? I would love to make this cake!


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