Super-Moist Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

 
Secret-ingredient Chocolate Cake

June 4th 2013By Gluten-Free Nosh

Can you keep a secret? This gluten-free chocolate cake has a top-secret ingredient that keeps it rich and moist. No crumbly, dry cake here. The only catch is that you can’t reveal the secret ingredient to your guests, at least not until after they’ve devoured a piece of this delectable chocolate cake topped with a delicate pink buttercream frosting. Ready? Promise you’ll keep reading? The secret ingredient is … borscht. That’s right, pureed beet borscht gives the cake extra moisture and richness, without any noticeable beet taste. (Note: Do not use “Russian style” borscht, which contains garlic. That would be bad.) If you are not-gluten-free, simply sub all-purpose flour instead of the brown rice flour, sorghum flour and tapioca starch, and omit the xanthan gum.