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Thread: Chocolate Beet Cake

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    Chocolate Beet Cake

    Tell people this is a red velvet cake and even the most ardent beet/veggie hater will never guess. I don't bother with frosting as hubby loves a scoop of burgundy cherry ice cream with his serving. I tend to plant a lot of beets so there are always 1 or 2 beet cakes in the freezer for chocolate emergencies.

    Chocolate Beet Cake

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    teaspoon salt
    1 cups granulated sugar (can also use cup of Splenda and cup sugar)
    cup cocoa powder
    3 large eggs
    cup vegetable oil, canola or corn oil
    cup buttermilk
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    1 to 2 cups of beet puree (approximately 1 pound of beet roots or use canned beets)
    Grease and flour 9x13 pan. If you like a thicker cake, you can use an 8x8 pan and bake for 40-45 minutes
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    1. Prepare beets
    a. Cook beets if using fresh. Cut into cubes.
    b. If using canned beets, drain well
    Place prepared beets into food processor and puree
    2. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside.
    3. Combine sugar, eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla until well blended.
    4. Slowly add in dry ingredients and blend for 2 minutes.
    5. Add pureed beets and blend well. Mixture will turn red
    6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick stuck near center of cake is clean.
    8. Cool in pan on a rack.

    Hope you enjoy!
    Marilyn

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    WOW!!! Thank You! My family loves Red Velvet Cake. I hate paying 2-3 dollars for the red dye, plus the beets make it healthier! Definitely gonna try this!
    Aronel aka Lee

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    Boy, this cake is right down my alley. I will do this too. Thank you McWillia.

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    Thanks for sharing this. I,m going to give it a try.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I have been making this for a long time. I have been canning beets since 1974 usually I do, 80 jars and by the next summer have non left. I got this recipe from my ex husbands grandma and when I make it I don't tell anyone till they have eaten a piece and ask for another. This is the moistest cake ever. I always clean,boil,shred, and package enough to freeze for 5 or so cakes during the year. You all will love this cake. gennie

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    Looks wonderful. I love fresh beets and usually have left overs.
    Linda

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    You came to the rescue. I have a can of beets we didn't know how to use. This is indeed the answer. Thank you
    Donna Quilts
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    I've made Chocolate Beet Cake before several times and it always turns out great. It makes such a nice moist cake, and no one ever suspects the beets!
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    I have heard of beets being used in cake. Sounds wonderful and I love beets.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Thanks for the recipe. I have been making the ladies in our little quilting group something unusual for the last three months. This will just fit the bill for next month. This month it was a mock coconut pie make with spaghetti squash. It was yummy. I just love unusual recipes.

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