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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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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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

Step-By-Step

1Take the two beets, remove greens (save for my Salted Bacon Beet Greens Saute), low boil for 40 minutes.

2Allow to cool. Then peel and shred beets. Set aside.

3Preheat oven to 325.

4Cream oil, butter, and sugars for 2 minutes. Then add each egg, one at a time, plus vanilla. Beat for an additional 2 minutes.

5Sift and add together all dry ingredients. Then add by quarters to wet ingredients.

6Whisk in shredded beets.

7Take 2 greased, circular pans, divide the batter evenly.

8Sprinkle turbinado sugar over both cakes.

9Place in oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

10Allow to cool to slightly warm before adding glaze.

11To make glaze, place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat. Add as little or as much milk as you like for desired thickness.

12Spoon over cakes. Optionally sprinkle cinnamon atop.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy