1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease 3 -8 inch cake pans, and set aside till needed.
2In a large bowl cream together the butter with room temperature sour cream, & sugar till light and fluffy and no granules remain. At least 5-6 minutes.
3Crack eggs into a small bowl, and add to creamed mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4Measure Flour into a seperate bowl,add baking powder, and pudding mix, stir to blend & gradually add to mixing bowl alternately with beet juice & almond extract, in 3 different intervals.
5When batter is completely mixed add the crushed/chopped beets, and beat till blended together. Add a few drops of red food color if desired.
6Pour cake batter into prepared pans, and bake for 30 to 37 minutes till cake is done, or when toothpick is inserted into center of cake it comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes then invert onto cooling rack.
7Now pour mixture into prepared pans.
8To make the frosting, beat butter with creamed cheese at medium speed, till creamy.Then in a medium bowl add the powdered sugar & cocoa powder, & coffee granules , stir with spoon till blended together.
9Add powdered sugar mixture to creamed mixture, and coffee flavor &,beat to blend.till desired consistency is reached. You are now ready to frost cake.
10If a more creamier consistency is desired, add a few tablespoons of milk till desired consistency is reached.and then add final layer. Can use all frosting on top layer & sides.
11Frost the first layer of cake & add about 3/4 cup to one cup of Strawberry filling on top leaving at least a 1 inch border from edge uncovered. Then top with second layer and repeat same steps.Garnish with your choice of candies or Fruit. Refrigerate till ready to serve.
12Serve Proudly and wait for the compliments. SHHH Don't tell your guest the secret ingredient until after you have gotten the compliments. They will be surprised.
13NOTE: You can also use melted chocolate chips to this recipe if desired, INSTEAD OF THE COCOA. I have made it both WAYS, for each pound of powdered sugar use 1 cup of melted chips.
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