Man of the Kitchen: Red Velvet Beet Cakes check both the 'healthy' and the 'downright delicious' boxes

Chef Shahir Massoud's favourite sweet treat for his sweetheart.

Chef Shahir Massoud's favourite sweet treat for his sweetheart

Welcome to Man of the Kitchen! Shahir Massoud, king of all things delicious on CBC's The Goods, loves to kick back in the kitchen and make the meals he really craves — but his new baby has certainly changed the game. He's still cooking for a night in with the guys and brunch with friends but he's finding recipe twists and 'aha!' hacks to make it all easier, quicker, but as tasty as ever.​

Shahir's wife, Mila, has had their (first!) baby, but her cravings for a sweet treat now and then have persisted. Same, Mila, same! Who doesn't need a fix now and then? But she (and we) are health conscious too. Enter, these lovely little miracles.

Red Velvet Beet Cakes were Shahir's answer to the challenge of making a totally satisfying dessert that's as healthy as it can be. Aside from the fibre-fabulousness of beets and their other benefits (from being touted as detoxifying and anti-inflammatory to being a source of vitamin C), this recipe replaces some of the butter with extra-virgin olive oil. Watch Shahir make these beauties that you'll love it for all of these reasons, or just because they're delicious.

Recipe here:

Red Velvet Beet Cakes

Chef Shahir Massoud's favourite sweet treat for his sweetheart. 9:20