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Chocolate Beet Bundt Cake With Pecans

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Ingredients
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 10 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Finely chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter stick 3⁄4 Pound (Use 3 Sticks, At Room Temperature)
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 5 Large (Jumbo Sized)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Beets 2 Medium, peeled, cut into pieces and very finely chopped
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), at room temperature
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 300°. Butter a 12-cup bundt pan well, paying special attention to the crevices and central tube. Dust the pan with 2 tablespoons of the cocoa, tapping out any excess.
2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the flour with the pecans; toss well to coat and set aside. Into a medium bowl, sift the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup cocoa powder with the baking powder 3 times; set aside.
3. In an electric mixer, cream the butter until silvery and light, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in the granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, then beat on high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. With the mixer on low, beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Add the beets and mix until incorporated. By hand, stir in the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, using about 4 additions of the dry and 3 of milk and beating just enough to mix after each addition. Fold in the pecans and any dredging flour.
5. Spoon the batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the cake has pulled away from the sides and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean; the top will crack slightly.
6. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack. To unmold, loosen around the edge and central tube with a thin spatula, then invert onto the rack and let cool for 1 hour. Just before serving, dust the cake lightly with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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