Recently in Chocolate Cake Category

You've gotta wonder what was going through the mind of the inventor of the chocolate beet cake. On the one hand, here's everyone's favorite food; on the other, there's that stuff they tried to pass off as red crinkle-cut French fries back in grade school. Um, could you find two food items less similar?

We like to say it takes an adventurous soul to be an extreme chocolate lover, and frankly, the concept of a chocolate onion cake is good test of that dictum. While sweet onions and chocolate are each flavorsome separately, the thought of putting them together in the same recipe sends a chill up the average spine.

Your courageous reporter can't say he's been courageous enough to try this particular recipe, but the folks who have say it tastes great. And hey, if chocolate can tame sauerkraut, onions ought to be easy.

My friends, if xocolatl simply isn't extreme enough for you, don't fret. I've got something even odder: the chocolate sauerkraut cake. Yes, I said "sauerkraut," and yes, I mean that spoiled cabbage dish the Germans somehow managed to foist off on the culinary world.