Baking With Beets: Five Surprisingly Delicious Recipes

updated May 2, 2019
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Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Sour Cream Ganache Frosting (Image credit: Samantha Seneviratne)

Beets aren’t just for salads anymore. These highly nutritious root vegetables can be found on dessert menus nationwide and are popping up on baking blogs right and left. Why? Well, let me show you.

Beets add moisture to baked goods without the addition of oil or butter, and they also add a natural sweetness. Win, win!

They’re most commonly used in chocolate desserts because they add moisture, yet the cocoa powder and chocolate mask any possible subtle earthy flavor. Essentially, when baking with beets, you’re adding antioxidants and nutrients to each recipe without sacrificing taste or texture. A new approach to baked goods, a new recipe, a new year.

Try a Recipe:
Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese – Joy the Baker
Chocolate and Roasted Beet Pudding Cakes – Cannelle et Vanille
Dark Velvet Beet Cookies – Momtastic
Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – Simple Bites
Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies – Sacramento Magazine