Beet Root Powder
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Our new organic beet root powder is a naturally sweet powerhouse of nutrition.  According to organicfacts.net, beets have a wide range of health benefits, including vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds like carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fibervitamin Cmagnesiumironcopper, and phosphorus, while also being a source of beneficial flavonoids called anthocyanins. They are very low in calories, with no cholesterol, but they do have the highest sugar content of all vegetables.

Our beet root powder can be added to soups, sauces, smoothies, hummus, dips and more.  It can also be used as an all natural red food coloring in baked goods like this red velvet cupcake recipe.

 

Beet Root Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Ingredients

From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
¼ cup Beet Root Powder
¼ cup Cocoa - Natural
2½ tsp Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract, divided

From the Grocer
2¾ cups cake flour
1½ cups white sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup canola oil
2 tsp white vinegar
3 large eggs
8 oz block of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar

Preparation

PREHEAT oven to 350°F and line cupcake pan with paper liners.
WHISK together cake flour, white sugar, Beet Root PowderCocoa - Natural, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
COMBINE buttermilk, melted butter, canola oil, vinegar, 1½ tsp Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract and eggs in a bowl.  Blend with electric mixer on medium-high until well incorporated. 
ADD dry mixture to wet mixture in two additions, mixing at medium speed until lumps are removed. 
SPOON batter into prepared cupcake pan, transfer to oven and bake until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, about 15 to 20 mins. Remove pan from oven, and let cool completely.
MAKE ICING. Place cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl and beat using an electric mixer on high speed until smooth, about 2 mins. Add remaining Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract and mix until incorporated. Slowly add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and mix on low until well blended, 1-2 mins.
ONCE cupcakes have cooled, remove from pan, and spread or pipe frosting on top. Optional: lightly dust cupcakes with Beet Root Powder for an extra touch. 

Yield: 16 cupcakes
Total Time: 30 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins