Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BEET cake!

Have any of you ever heard of beet cake?
I hadn't. I hadn't even tried beets except for
those times when my mom would try to sneak it
into my juice and I completely hated it! 
Until I ran across an amazing video
(that I will share with you) by a talented wife
and husband duo. It made me look at beets in a whole
new way. I am so thankful I saw this video
and I am totally happy that I tried the recipe!

Beet Cake
- 1 c. butter, softened, divided
- 1 1/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 c. pureed cooked beets
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 2 c. a.p. flour
- 2 t. baking soda
- 1/4 t. salt
- confectioners sugar for dusting

Cream 3/4 c. butter and dark brown sugar.
Add eggs, mix well.

Melt chocolate with remaining butter;
stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

Blend chocolate mixture, beets and vanilla
into creamed mixture.

Sift together flour, soda and salt.
Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Pour into a buttered and floured 9-inch cake pan.

Bake @ 375 degrees for about 40 minutes
or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan before removing to wire rack,
cool completely. Before serving; dust with
confectioners sugar.



beet cake from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.

Feel free to ask any question about this cake (:


  1. I have indeed heard of it but have never eaten a beet cake as far as I know, if yours is anything to go by though it must be completely delicious! It really looks like the perfect choccy cake, scrummy :)

  2. It really is a delicious cake, totally worth the try. It's like a super moist chocolate cake with a soft beet after taste!

    I think this is a good cake to bake for mom's and grandma's haha (:

  3. Love the video, did you do that yourself?

  4. No, I wish I were that talented! haha (:
    Lovely video though and totally delicious recipe.