Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Cashew Frosting

Pretty in Pink Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

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These moist chocolate beet cupcakes topped with beautiful pink beet cashew frosting are all natural and healthy enough to be served to your loved ones for a Valentine’s Day breakfast or special treat.

Pretty in Pink Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

Yields 12 Cupcakes
    Cupcakes
    • 1 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
    • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
    • 2 teaspoons Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
    • 1/2 cup Unrefined Sugar
    • 2 medium Beets, cooked, peeled and cut in cubes (10 oz)
    • 3 Eggs
    • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    Cashew Frosting
    • 1 cup Cashews, soaked overnight (or at least 2-3 hours), drained
    • 1 small Beet, cooked, peeled and cut in cubes
    • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
    • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
    • 1 tablespoon Water
  1. Boil the beets in water until just soft. Cool and cut them into cubes.
    • If making the Beet Cashew Frosting: Boil the beets needed for the frosting in the same pot. After the beets are ready, reserve the beets for the frosting by placing them in a separate bowl.
  2. Place cupcake liners into a 12-mold cupcake tin.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
  4. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar.
  5. Puree the beets in a food processor. Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  6. Add the wet ingredients (step 5) to the dry ingredients (step 4) and gently mix.
  7. Pour the batter into cupcake cups.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cupcakes are springy to the touch.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  10. Place all the ingredients for the cashew frosting in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  11. Once the cupcakes have cooled, decorate them with the cashew frosting.

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Larisa loves and lives Ayurveda. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and applies "the science of life" to every aspect of her lifestyle from cooking to gardening. She is constantly and enthusiastically inspiring others to enjoy the benefits of leading a more natural, Ayurvedic, and joyous life through her recipes, articles, gardening, teaching, workshops, and warm personality!

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