Hidden Roots Chocolate Cake


2 cups pitted dates

125 g cocoa or 125 g cacao, powder

1 cup pureed beetroot

2 tablespoons tamari

4 medium eggs

1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking powder


Preheat the oven to 350*F. Grease an 8 inch round cake pan or springform pan.

Boil the dates in a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water for 10-15 minutes. Puree in a high speed blender. You only need 1 cup of the paste, set aside the rest for another use. (it freezes well).

Puree the cocoa powder, the beetroot, and tamari with the date paste until smooth.

Blend in the eggs, oil, vanilla, and baking powder until thoroughly incorporated. then immediately pour into the prepared cake pan.

Once the cake is in the oven, lower the heat to 340*F and bake for 40-55 minutes. Allow to cool, making certain you give it enough time to chill before removing from its pan.

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