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Red Coconut Cakes

beet nutrition benefits

Did you know that beets are incredibly sweet and that’s why they work so well in cake recipes?

My red coconut cakes are sort of like red velvet cupcakes, but they’re filled with all things good. Also, these cakes are soft, moist and just perfectly delicious!

Beet Nutrition

The nutritious make-up of beets is also a great reason to use them in your baking. They are high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, iron and phosphorous. Additionally, they contain high levels of vitamins A, B & C as well as folic acid.

Beets are great as an inclusion in every diet, but they’re especially great for pregnant people because of the vitamin B, iron and folic acid. Due to the presence of betaine and tryptophan in beets, they’re also beneficial for mental health. They can also help to lower your blood pressure and boost your energy!

Red Coconut Cake Recipe

To make 12 of these tasty cakes, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1¼ cups / 6 ¼ oz / 190g of whole wheat (all-purpose) flour
  • ¼ cup /1 ¾ oz / 50g of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp of raw cacao
  • 2 – 3 large beets, steamed and pureed until smooth
  • ½ cup / 6oz / 175g of organic runny honey
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract


Before you get started, preheat your oven to 425F / 220C / gas mark 7 and line a 12-cup muffin tray.

You can then sift the flour, coconut sugar, raw cacao, and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix until well combined, and then set aside.

Place the pureed beet, honey, coconut oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor and blitz for one to two minutes until it is smooth. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.

Next, spoon the mixture into the muffin tray before placing in a preheated oven. You can then bake for approximately 20 minutes. After this time, check the muffins have cooked all the way through. If they are not quite ready yet then return to the oven for another five minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool before serving.

The cakes will store for three days in an airtight container. Serve with your favourite cup of herbal or green tea and enjoy.

Eat Real Foods

This is one of the recipes from my soon to be released book – Eat Real Foods! You can pre-order your copy in the UK by clicking here and pre-order your copy in the U.S by clicking here!

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Are these pretty dense cupcakes? Whenever I try to make muffins or cupcakes without baking soda or powder, they seem to get dense. These look like they rose beautifully, though!

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