Mystery Chocolate Cake

Mystery Chocolate Cake


"A moist cake that is a good keeper. My gardening neighbor brought me this cake along with the recipe several years ago."


servings 180 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beets, eggs, vanilla, oil, and sugar. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, soda, salt, and cocoa. Add to the creamed mixture, beating together well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until done. Cool and frost with your favorite icing.
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Good cake -- very yummy. You'd never know there were beets in it. I don't know if I'd make it if I didn't have a glut of beets from the garden (like now) -- it takes so long to cook the beets --...

Very yummy cake. I subbed all the oil for a cup of applesauce, added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2/3c dark chocolate chips. I think the cinn masks the somewhat overpowering earthy taste of the...

I made this for my daughter's Birthday. It's a recipe I had many years ago and lost. I had cut it from a Chatelaine magazine. I'm glad I've found it again. It's as delicious as I remembered it t...

Beets normally gross me out, but this was fantastic. I substituted 1 cup whole wheat flour and used applesauce instead of oil - the cake was perfectly moist and fluffy. I also made banana/almond...

This cake is absolutely stunning. I will make this anytime I need a choc cake or cupcakes. So unbelievably moist! Absolutely no hint of beet. I took other reviewers' advice and pureed the beets....

Being a gardener myself, I enjoyed this recipe. There is something quite satisfying about using the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor in new ways. I could detect a slightly "different" ...

I really wanted this recipe to turn out well, what a great way to use up beets, not to mention their healthful benefits. But my husband and son hated them. I did care much for them either. th...

Best chocolate cake I've made. Not too sweet though, but that makes it perfect for frosting

Right good. I'm not a fan of super-chocolatey desserts, but this was just chocolate enough to satisfy without being killer favorite! My super-picky dad enjoyed it too. I also...