The secret ingredient in this cake is beets, which add fiber and the B vitamin folate, two nutrients not commonly found in chocolate cake. In addition to the nutritional bonus, the beets contribute a hint of sweetness, a dark chocolate-like color and moisture.
Makes 12 slices
3 ounces (3 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 can (14½ ounces) sliced beets with their liquid
2¾ cups flour
⅔ cup plus 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda