by: Yuri Elkaim

Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)

Just in time for Valentine’s day, I’ve got a truly lovely red velvet cake for you.

And it’s tinted ruby not because of food coloring but by an all-natural coloring – beets!

Even though it admittedly sounds like a strange combo, don’t worry. The chocolate flavor in this cake covers up any beet-flavor undertones. Plus, the addition of white vinegar helps boost the red hue while also keeping the beet flavor at bay.

That means all you have coming out of the oven is a moist, flourless chocolate cake, with a stunning deep red color.

Red Velvet Cake with Beets

Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets

While this cake is most definitely chocolatey, please keep in mind that it’s sweetened by honey.

That means sugar lovers will have to adjust their expectations a bit, because this cake isn’t overly sweet.

Instead, it’s rich with subtle flavors, including deep dark chocolate and honey-whipped cream frosting.

That makes it a decadent treat. But picky eaters might want a little “extra,” which is why I’ve included a simple dark-chocolate syrup, which can be drizzled on for extra effect. And you can always stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips, if you expect to serve this cake to an extra-finicky sugar lover.

In our home, it’s a favorite treat that we serve to our guests – especially friends who eat a paleo diet. It’s a perfectly beautiful way to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other times when a no-guilt, gluten-free dessert is in order.

Although it looks like a fancy bakery-style cake, I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is make. The batter actually comes together in a blender.

And if You Like This Red Velvet Recipe, You May Also Enjoy:

Red Velvet Cake with Beets

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Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)
Gluten-free and paleo, this honey-sweetened flourless red velvet cake gets its color from a surprising source: beets!
Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a blender, combine 6 oz. melted unsweetened bakers chocolate, beets, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, vinegar, 2/3 cup honey and salt. Blend until pureed. If adding in chocolate chips, fold into batter.
  3. Pour into two 8-inch round baking pans, which have been lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 25-27 minutes, or until the center of each cake springs back when touched lightly. Cool completely.
  5. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in 2-3 tbsp of honey, or to taste.
  6. Spread onto cakes, creating a 2-layer cake with cream between the layers and on top. Decorate with fresh berries, nuts and mint leaves.
  7. If desired, melt together remaining 2 oz chocolate, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1/4 cup raw honey, and drizzle over cake for extra chocolate flavor.
Recipe Notes

To make this dessert dairy-free:

Place 4 cans of full fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight. When ready to make cream, remove coconut milk from fridge, open and gently scoop the coconut cream from the top of the can. Discard the watery remains or the better option—use them in a smoothie later.

Transfer coconut cream to a stand mixer and whip on high until light and fluffy. Add honey and whip until well mixed.

Frost cake with this coconut cream, instead of heavy cream. And enjoy!

Healthy Desserts that Satisfy

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You’ll love my FREE Healthy Desserts eBook, which features 8 energy-boosting dessert recipes so tasty you’ll swear they’re bad for you.

Simple, healthy, and delicious, each one is a keeper. You can get them right now by clicking the image below.
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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.

 

by: Yuri Elkaim

Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)

Just in time for Valentine’s day, I’ve got a truly lovely red velvet cake for you.

And it’s tinted ruby not because of food coloring but by an all-natural coloring – beets!

Even though it admittedly sounds like a strange combo, don’t worry. The chocolate flavor in this cake covers up any beet-flavor undertones. Plus, the addition of white vinegar helps boost the red hue while also keeping the beet flavor at bay.

That means all you have coming out of the oven is a moist, flourless chocolate cake, with a stunning deep red color.

Red Velvet Cake with Beets

Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets

While this cake is most definitely chocolatey, please keep in mind that it’s sweetened by honey.

That means sugar lovers will have to adjust their expectations a bit, because this cake isn’t overly sweet.

Instead, it’s rich with subtle flavors, including deep dark chocolate and honey-whipped cream frosting.

That makes it a decadent treat. But picky eaters might want a little “extra,” which is why I’ve included a simple dark-chocolate syrup, which can be drizzled on for extra effect. And you can always stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips, if you expect to serve this cake to an extra-finicky sugar lover.

In our home, it’s a favorite treat that we serve to our guests – especially friends who eat a paleo diet. It’s a perfectly beautiful way to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other times when a no-guilt, gluten-free dessert is in order.

Although it looks like a fancy bakery-style cake, I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is make. The batter actually comes together in a blender.

And if You Like This Recipe, You May Also Enjoy:

Red Velvet Cake with Beets

Healthy Desserts that Satisfy

Love sweet treats – but not the sugar high-then-low rollercoaster ride they create after you eat them?

You’ll love my FREE Healthy Desserts eBook, which features 8 energy-boosting dessert recipes so tasty you’ll swear they’re bad for you.

Simple, healthy, and delicious, each one is a keeper. You can get them right now by clicking the image below.
Click here to get 8 FREE energy-boosting desserts that are actually good for you

Print Recipe
Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)
Gluten-free and paleo, this honey-sweetened flourless red velvet cake gets its color from a surprising source: beets!
Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Flourless Red Velvet Cake with Beets (Paleo)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a blender, combine 6 oz. melted unsweetened bakers chocolate, beets, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, vinegar, 2/3 cup honey and salt. Blend until pureed. If adding in chocolate chips, fold into batter.
  3. Pour into two 8-inch round baking pans, which have been lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 25-27 minutes, or until the center of each cake springs back when touched lightly. Cool completely.
  5. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in 2-3 tbsp of honey, or to taste.
  6. Spread onto cakes, creating a 2-layer cake with cream between the layers and on top. Decorate with fresh berries, nuts and mint leaves.
  7. If desired, melt together remaining 2 oz chocolate, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1/4 cup raw honey, and drizzle over cake for extra chocolate flavor.
Recipe Notes

To make this dessert dairy-free:

Place 4 cans of full fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight. When ready to make cream, remove coconut milk from fridge, open and gently scoop the coconut cream from the top of the can. Discard the watery remains or the better option—use them in a smoothie later.

Transfer coconut cream to a stand mixer and whip on high until light and fluffy. Add honey and whip until well mixed.

Frost cake with this coconut cream, instead of heavy cream. And enjoy!

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.