Beet Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy beet cake recipe? Learn how to make beet cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kellyjess

Makes 16 servings



from cooking light, i switched up the sugar oil and flour a bit for health, just try it whatever...if you dont like it. you probably shouldnt be eating the regular. anyways hers a frosting for it: 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, chilled 3 cups sifted powdered sugar 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Recipe Ingredients for beet cake

1 pound beets
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 c applesauce
3 T vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup 100% whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/2 c bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt

Recipe Directions for beet cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. To prepare cake, peel beets using a vegetable peeler. Grate beets, using the large holes of a grater, to measure 2 cups.

  3. Coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray.

  4. Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Add beets; beat well. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared pans; sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles.

  5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans. Carefully peel off wax paper, and cool cake completely on wire racks.

  6. To prepare frosting, beat orange rind, vanilla, and cream cheese with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar; beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat).

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 71.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
113
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
113mg
5%
Potassium
235mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
16.8g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
3.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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