Heart Beets of Love Cake W/ Choc Crm Chse Frstng

Rose Mary Mogan


I made a few changes to my Basic Pound Cake recipe to create this for my husband for Valentine's Day.

I wanted it to be red to symbolize love, and opted to use beets instead of the usual jello Or Kool-aid. I also wanted to use the word Beat, and thought BEET WOULD BE PERFECT, IN THE NAME OF THE CAKE.

Chocolate Cream Cheese frostings is one of my recipes I have not shared with you before & thought it would be a perfect complimentary frosting for this dessert.

I didn't have 3 heart shaped cake pans and chose to use 3 HEART SHAPED SPRINGFORM ONES,THEN ADD strawberries between each layer.

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Makes enough to frost 3 layer cakes liberally


30 Min


35 Min




3 stick
butter, softened to room temperature
1 c
sour cream, room temperature
6 large
eggs, room temperature
3 c
3 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 can(s)
14 oz. beets , drained & chopped
1/2 c
beet juice reserved from canned beets
2 tsp
almond extract


2 stick
butter, softened
16 oz
cream cheese, softened room temperature
2 lb
powdered sugar
1/2 c
cocoa powder, more for darker deeper chocolate
assorted candies or fruit as garnish if desired
1 Tbsp
instant coffee crystals, crushed
1 1/2 tsp
coffee flavoring
1 can(s)
strawberry pie filling (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease 3 -8 inch cake pans, and set aside till needed.
In 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.
Crack eggs into a small bowl, and add to creamed mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Measure 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.
When batter is completely mixed add the crushed/chopped beets, and beat till blended together. Add a few drops of red food color if desired.
Pour 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.
Now pour mixture into prepared pans.
To 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.
Add powdered sugar mixture to creamed mixture, and coffee flavor &,beat to blend.till desired consistency is reached. You are now ready to frost cake.
If 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.
Frost 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.
Serve 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.
NOTE: 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American