Beet Cake Recipe
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Beet Cake Recipe

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I found this recipe handwritten in my grandmother's well-worn cookbook. I've made it many times, and my four grandchildren love it (they think it's just a moist chocolate cake). It's especially appropriate for this contest because our state is known as the beet-growing capital.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups pureed cooked beets
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 211 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate and 1/4 cup butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream the remaining butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate mixture, beets and vanilla.
  3. Beat into creamed mixture (mixture will appear separated). Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Beet Bundt Cake in Country August/September 1997, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 211 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

really good

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

Great way to use extra beets! Delicious, moist cake, not too much beet flavor while eating, but there is a beet aftertaste.

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

I'm curious if canned/jarred beets would work just as well??

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

Even my kids happily eat beets when prepared this way! Very moist and delicious.

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

Moist, very good. I used 1 large, dark chocolate candy bar. Next time, I would use 1-1/2 to 2 candy bars, or add some extra chocolate chips. I steamed the beets for 30 minutes, peeled and pureed them while still hot. Worked well

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