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Print This Delicious and Healthy Golden Beet Cake Recipe

Golden Beet Cake Recipe

Golden Beet Cake, healthy and delicious

For that special occasion, decorate the Healthy Golden Beet Cake with green shamrocks for a special St. Patrick's Day celebration. Adding the beets to this recipe, not only adds color and rich flavor but packs it full of vitamins, a healthy dose of iron and with the added benefit of fiber.

2 large golden beets
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Creamy Walnut Frosting

8 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 -
Pan Type ~ Two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9 X 13
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, cutout parchment paper to line your golden beet cake pans. Preheat the oven.

Cut the beets into quarters and place in oven safe baking dish with about 1/2 cup of water. Place in oven and roast at 375° for 40 minutes or until tender. Cool, peel and puree the beets, making about 1 cup.
Lower oven temperature to 350°.

In a mixing bowl or food processor cream together the coconut oil and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla stirring well. Add the milk and beet puree, mix until thoroughly blended.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, soda, baking powder and salt, stirring until blended. Fold the wet mix into the flour mix, stirring until all is combined.

Pour Golden Beet Cake batter into prepared pans, placing cake pans onto the cookie sheet for extra insulation. Bake beet cake until done. Chocolate Beet Cakes will spring back in the center when light touched.

Cool beet cake completely before turning onto cake rack.
When using a 9 X 13 inch pan, cut the cake in half and make layers out of it.

Creamy Walnut Frosting

Blend together the cream cheese, grated orange rind, powdered sugar and vanilla together into a food processor or mixing bowl. Add just a touch of water if needed to achieve a smooth creamy frosting. Frost the layers of your Golden Beet Cake. For that special occasion decorate cake with shamrocks.

Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 133 g
Calories 483
Calories from Fat 217
Total Fat 24.1g 37%
Saturated Fat 18.5g 92%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 68.5g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 51.4g
Protein 5.0g
Vitamin A 5% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 4% • Iron 18%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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