Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chocolate Beet Cake

As promised here is the Chocolate Beet Cake recipe. This cake makes a large sheet cake. You can also make a thicker cake by using an 11x14 pan or 2 9" round pans.

Start by sifting the dry ingredients together:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
1/4 Tsp. salt
1 Tsp. cinnamon

drain 1 can of beets reserving the liquid and pureeing the beets.

Combine wet ingredients:
1 cup beet juice
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
pureed beets

3 squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 oz german chocolate

Combine dry ingredients into wet mixture stirring well. Fold in melted chocolate. You will notice it going from pink to chocolate colored, that is when you are done folding.

Pour into a greased baking pan, I used an 11x14. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, in a 350* oven. 

I used my German chocolate cake frosting to frost this cake and wow is it the best cake ever!


  1. It looks good but... are thous nuts in the frosting?

  2. LOL yes Ruby, they are pecans in the frosting. It is german chocolate frosting.