Beets are almost always used in savory applications, so perhaps their role in baking cupcakes sounds a bit strange. I admit this is true, but beets work surprisingly well in this cupcake recipe. Beets are pretty earthy in taste, but they also feature a subdued sweetness that can be brought out in the right context. And in these cupcakes, the beets really shine.
A ‘Can’t-Beet-It’ Chocolate Beet Cupcake Recipe
The natural sweetness of beets is amplified by the chocolate element while their earthiness is set off by the espresso element. This makes for a fresh and delightful texture and taste that honestly gives these cupcakes something special. Plus, you still derive all the health benefits beets are known for! The frosting is as pleasant and indulgent as you’d expect, and its tangy cream cheese flavor complements the earthy sweetness of each beet cupcake quite well.
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Makes 13 large cupcakes or 16 small ones