Harvard Beet Cake

Esther Pearson


A recipe from a friend in San Diego, Joyce with a real Texas accent.

She asked me to try a slice of her "beet" cake and little did I know it is made with beets.

My family loves it and none suspects the beets.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr 30 Min
45 Min


  • 1/2 c
  • 3
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    beets, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1 c
    crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    walnut pieces
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    each - cinnamon and soda

How to Make Harvard Beet Cake


  1. Blend oil, eggs and sugar. Beat well or stir well
  2. Sift dry ingredients: flour,salt, baking soda, cinnamon. Add to 1st mixture. Then add rest of ingredients. Stir well.
  3. Grease & flour 9 x 13 inch pan. I use parchment paper.
    Bake 350 degrees 45 to 50 minutes. Cool and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  4. Cream Cheese frosting:
    3/4 cup or 6 oz. cream cheese
    3/4 cup butter, softened
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups powdered sugar. Beat all together and spread on cooled cake.

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About Harvard Beet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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