Spiced Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

This recipe makes two cakes. Make one for dinner and save the other.

We enjoyed this served with Spiced Apple Chai.

If you really want to make this a showstopper, optionally add half a bottle of red food coloring and half a bottle of blue food coloring to the batter.

You will enjoy making this dish when you make my Salty Bacon Beet Green Saute.


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Serves:

16-18

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

BEET CAKE

2
large beets
3 c
cake flour
1 c
dark brown sugar
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1/2 c
coconut oil
1/2 stick
butter
3 Tbsp
vanilla
1 1/2 Tbsp
baking soda
1 1/2 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
allspice, ground
turbinado sugar for topping2

CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

1/2 stick
butter, room temperature
1/2 pkg
cream cheese
1/2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Take the two beets, remove greens (save for my Salted Bacon Beet Greens Saute), low boil for 40 minutes.
2
Allow to cool. Then peel and shred beets. Set aside.
3
Preheat oven to 325.
4
Cream oil, butter, and sugars for 2 minutes. Then add each egg, one at a time, plus vanilla. Beat for an additional 2 minutes.
5
Sift and add together all dry ingredients. Then add by quarters to wet ingredients.
6
Whisk in shredded beets.
7
Take 2 greased, circular pans, divide the batter evenly.
8
Sprinkle turbinado sugar over both cakes.
9
Place in oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
10
Allow to cool to slightly warm before adding glaze.
11
To make glaze, place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat. Add as little or as much milk as you like for desired thickness.
12
Spoon over cakes. Optionally sprinkle cinnamon atop.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy