Made 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    1 Grease one 9×13 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.


Comments

Kimka44 Says... 3 Sep 2011 , 6:45pm

Can you use canned or pickeled beats?


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