Chocolate Beet Cake

| 10/28/2015 10:49:00 AM

Tags: Urban farming, Baking, Recipes, Erin Sheehan,

Erin SheehanWe had a very successful beet harvest this year. Maybe too successful, if you are like me and aren’t such a fan of beets. I’ve been casting about trying to figure out good ways to use some of them up when I came across a beet cake recipe. I’d printed it out a few years back but never made it. With a fridge drawer full of beets, last weekend seemed like a good time to try it out.

I modified the original recipe a bit and came up with this version. It came out great, and you couldn’t taste the beets at all. When I asked my husband what he thought the secret ingredient was, he answered, “Pumpkin?” Ha!


Beet Chocolate Cake

1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cooked then grated beets
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups white flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar or frosting, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 F.

11/6/2015 8:38:15 AM

Mary - this is your recipe! I had it in recipe file but didn't know where it came from - now I know. I'm sorry -I should have given you credit!!

11/2/2015 1:33:34 PM

Erin, I did a post on beet cakes, once, and you are right, no one ever guesses! Mary from Old Dog

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