Beet-Chocolate Cake

(From Asparagus to Zucchini)      


2 cups sugar                                    

cup oil

2 cups flour

3-4 ounces unsweetened chocolate

teaspoon salt

4 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups shredded beets

1 teaspoon baking soda



Combine dry ingredients.  Sift or mix well together. 


Melt chocolate very slowly over low heat or in a double boiler.  Allow chocolate to cool then blend thoroughly with eggs and oil. 


Combine flour mixture with chocolate mixture, alternating with the beets.  Pour into 2 greased 9 inch cake pans. 


Bake at 325 F. for  40-50 minutes, or until fork can be removed from the center cleanly.  Serves 10.