Beet Surprise Cake

Beet Surprise Cake

19 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
OKBEE
Recipe by  OKBEE

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13-inch cake

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Directions

  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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Reviews (19)

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Saffron22
14

Saffron22

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 know there are beets in the recipe and with the frosting they will not be able to tell. The texture of the cake is lovely. I didn't have powdered sugar so didn't make the frosting and instead had my eaters frost their own cupcakes with the store bought cream cheese frosting.

Garberg
10

Garberg

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 have served it for years and when the cake is gone, I tell my guests there were beets in it -= to their amazement

KT Ray
10

KT Ray

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-so (nobody knew about the beets). Frosting was runny, even after adding and extra cup of powdered sugar; would use a regular cream cheese frosting recipe next time.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 421 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 422 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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