Chocolate Beet Cheese Cake

Filed Under (Cakes) by Lisa on 11-02-2010

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Today I was in the baking mood. I wanted to make something red in the spirit of Valentines Day, so I decided to would make a beet cake. Instead of the usual beet cake I make I decided to change things up at bit, and make my beet cake into a cheese cake.
The result was magnificent a chocolaty beet cake with the flavor and a bit of the texture of a cheese cake.

I made the recipe myself combining a few of my own recipes to create this new one.

Chocolate Beet Cheese Cake

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup not packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ – 2 cups chopped beets
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp rum extract (or rum)
1 cup skim milk
¼ cup olive oil
Several squares of your favorite chocolate bar (cut into small pieces)

4 oz cream cheese
¼ cup no fat sour cream
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pure rum extract
4 tsp white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine the fours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mix well. Add the chocolate pieces and stir to combine. In a blender add the: beets, brown sugar, eggs, milk, olive oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp rum extract. Blend until smooth. Add the beet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Pour the batter into a prepared baking dish. Set Aside.

In a separate bowl add the cream cheese, white sugar, sour cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp rum extract. Using an electric mixer blend until smooth. Add the cream cheese mixture to the beet batter (in the baking dish). Stir it in. Bake for about 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve cool.