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(Adapted from Spinach Cake by Mom! What’s for Dinner?)

10 oz. rainbow chard, cleaned and chopped

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup of vegetable oil

2 T. lemon juice

2 cups flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Steam the greens with 1/2 cup water until greens are wilted and tender. Drain any remaining water, then transfer greens to a food processor and puree until smooth. In a large mixer, cream together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add oil, lemon juice, pureed greens, and combine well.

In a smaller bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredient mixture to spinach mixture and mix until just combined, about 1 minute (do not over-mix). Pour batter into a greased 11 x 9-inch pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar gradually, continue beating until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled Green Cake.