Chocolate Beet Cake Recipe

Chocolate Beet Cake Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup grated peeled uncooked beets (about 2 medium)

2 teaspoons lemon juice

4 eggs

1-1/4 cups butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup baking cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

FROSTING:

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Dash salt

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional

How to make it

In a small bowl, toss beets with lemon juice; set aside. In a bowl, beat the eggs, butter, milk, honey and vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in beet mixture.

Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

For frosting, in a bowl, beat the cream cheese, cream and vanilla until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and salt. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.
Yield: 12-15 servings.