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
- 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 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.
Can you use canned or pickeled beats?