Beet Surprise Cake

Beet Surprise Cake


"Made with fresh red beets. It is delicious, nice and moist, a recipe that has been in the family a long time. You would not believe how good it is until you make it."


1 h 10 m servings 421 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.3g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 400 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease one 9x13 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sprinkle lemon juice over beets, set aside.
  2. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, soda, white sugar, cocoa, melted butter, eggs, honey, milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in beets. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) about 40 minutes. Cool and frost.
  4. To make frosting: combine cream and cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pinch of salt. Add confectioners' sugar, beat until fluffy. Spread on cake. Add nuts if desired.
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  1. 24 Ratings


Note for chefs like me who must cook for beet haters: If your picky eaters know there are beets in the cake and eat the plain cake, they will be able to taste the beets. However, if they don't ...

I have baked chocolate beet cakes for years. People think it might be zuchinni but are not sure. This cake freezes beautifully and you have to let the cake rest so all the flavours can blend. I ...

Was looking for a way to use the beets in my garden and this sounded like a good way to sneak it past my anti-beet husband and son. They both liked the cupcakes, but others thought they were so...

I make this ALL the time, and everyone who tastes it LOVES it, even after I tell them that there are beets in it!

This was great! This has quickly turned into a family favorite and my daughter thinks now the only thing beets are good for is this cake! With our CSA, we get beets, so I had to find something t...

What could I replace the cocoa with? Any suggestion? I used 100% pure cocoa unsweetened (Van Houten) and everybody loved the cake, that's not the problem. The problem is that cocoa makes it rese...

This was delicious! No one even noticed the beets. I actually turned them into cupcakes for my kids and their friends and everyone loved them. I used hard white whole wheat flour instead of a...

Sounded like a great idea. I have to admit I never frosted the cake. That probably would have made it a bit more tasty, but I don't think cake should need frosting to be edible. Will stick to ...

very different. almost everyone who tried it liked it.