Posted by AnonymousMade with fresh red beets. It is delicious, nice and moist, a recipe that has been in the family a long time. You would not believe how good it is until you make it.
Beet Surprise Cake
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup beets, boiled and grated 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/4 cups melted butter 4 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 tablespoons cream 3 ounces cream cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pinch salt 1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 Grease one 9x13 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sprinkle lemon juice over beets, set aside.
2 Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, soda, white sugar, cocoa, melted butter, eggs, honey, milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in beets. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Pour into prepared pan.
3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) about 40 minutes. Cool and frost.
4 To make frosting: combine cream and cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pinch of salt. Add confectioners' sugar, beat until fluffy. Spread on cake. Add nuts if desired.