Spiced Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Tiffany Bannworth


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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45 Min
35 Min



  • 2
    large beets
  • 3 c
    cake flour
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    coconut oil
  • 1/2 stick
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • ·
    turbinado sugar for topping2

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

How to Make Spiced Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze


  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.

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About Spiced Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy

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