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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beet Cake

I got this recipe from Becky's blog a while back. She had the same little video posted that I have below and it was so beautifully done as baking art, that I wanted to try the recipe. Not to mention the fact that I was curious what beets would do to a chocolate cake! The cake is delicious. It's so moist that it's like a pudding cake. The directions in the video are vague, so I've written them out below. Yum. If you like chocolate cake, you need to try this. And since it doesn't have frosting, it isn't so heavy and sugary. Perfect just as it is.
And no, you can't taste the beets at all!
Baking as Art...beautifully done!

pretty color, huh!

Beet Cake
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c dark brown sugar
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
4 oz semi sweet chocolate, melted
2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 15oz cans of beets, drained and pureed
2 c flour
In mixer, blend brown sugar and butter. Add eggs. Mix until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bake in 2 greased 8" round cake pans 375 for 20-30 minutes. Test center with a toothpick. When cool, remove from pans and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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32 comments:

  1. Betsy I have been salivating for this post,lol.I was wondering though,you used 2 cake pans and they (on the video) only used one.I wonder if it makes a difference?Im also amazed at how short of time it took to bake it.With all that liquid from the beets.Well you bake more than I do I will follow along ha!

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  2. By the way Amazing Betsy LOL.Your dinner for today sounds soooo good.

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  3. Betsy its me again haha.I dont want to fill up your comments,but I clicked on the link you have for more recipes and it says it doesnt exist.Whats up with that?

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  4. Sounds... odd. And -- playing Devil's Advocate here, sorry -- if you can't taste the beets at all, why use 'em? Haha!

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  5. I love your Cake Betsy look delicious, I dont have idea what I will make for the kids for dinner, Im so tired today, hope you have a nice Sunday, gloria

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  6. Becky ~ I know they only showed one layer but there was too much batter. In fact, the recipe filled up 2 pans almost to the brim! Also, they didn't show how they processed the beets, but I pureed them so they were like applesauce. In fact, I'll add a photo of that. And they didn't have a time...so I had to watch closely! ha. But still..really wonderful. And I fixed the link. :)

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  7. Well, Silver...I think the beets are what make it so moist!

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  8. Becky ~ and make sure you drain the beets!

    If you want to just make one pan, just divide the recipe in half!

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  9. I suppose you could use almost anything for that, like maybe some WD-40?

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  10. Silver ~ yes, I guess...but your post pictures wouldn't be as pretty! :)

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  11. How about Vaseline? That'd make it shiny!

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  12. hahaha vaseline...lol. sorry beets just are not my thing betsy...

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  13. Brian ~ oh, and vaseline is? lol....

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  14. Cute video ~ and the cake does look delicious...guess I can't use my raw beets in this recipe....

    ....But this is sure a recipe I will try.

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  15. Wanda ~ no raw beets...they have to be soft and mushy. ha.

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  16. The Beet cake looks delicious & I watched the video...very clever. I think I might have to just make this cake too...such a good way of sneaking some healthy beets into my younger sons stomach. He is not keen on vegies and he wouldn't even know with this cake. Thanks for sharing Betsy.

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  17. I'll just go and look the other way
    Since it's late and no longer day
    Just pretend this was a bad dream
    And I never saw another post join the food team
    Your apples were so much more tolerable for me
    But of course you have to give others some fun to see
    Even if it is food
    And all I have left is, how rude..haha

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  19. Are your beets, our beetroot? I made beetroot chocolate cake - it had a really earthy unidentifiable flavour. i liked it a lot but it wasn't voted for the 'make again' list by the family!

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  20. I am not fond of beets, but this cake looks yummy.;))
    Lovely images as well and I love your header.;)
    Xoxo

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  21. I love beets and I love chocolate! Very interesting combination. I am excited to have this recipe. Thank you, Betsy. blessings ~ Tanna

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  22. paintdrops ~ just beets...canned. I honestly couldn't taste them at all. Just super moist and dense.

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  23. Shari ~ Harry is not identical. But the other two are! :)

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  24. Im going to cut the recipe in half when I make it.Thats a great idea.

    Have a nice sunday!

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  25. Now to discover what the UK equivalent of Beet is cos the cake looks so yummy!! Yay! Take care
    x

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  26. Betsy, it is so funny that you posted this because this past Thursday I was having a discussion with a colleague about moist chocolate cake and how I remembered a recipe my Mom or Aunt had which used red jello. Made it sooooo moist.

    And for some reason we started talking about beets and adding that to a chocolate cake... not realising it was a viable, tasty method! Must tell her about this - Looks so delicious!

    Hugs,
    Suzanne

    P.S. @Old Kitty - in the UK they are called beetroot.

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  27. ...or if you don't want to use WD-40 or Vaseline instead of beets for moisture, there's always Pine-Sol®...

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  28. If I wrest a can of beetroot from MOTH who loves it in all his lunch sangies (sandwiches!) I'll do this in a heartbeat!
    Millie xx

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  29. Never heard of a beet cake! Holy yum. I can't imagine how these flavors work but, I do know that I'd like to try!

    Sorry I haven't commented in so long! I have kind of fallen off the blogosphere this summer but, I still have been following and still love your recipes and will be a more devoted follower starting now!

    Thanks for always posting such awesome pieces :)
    -Meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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