This was one of our favorite cakes growing up! We used to sometimes eat this one and a gingerbread cake for breakfast with milk over it. The gingerbread cake was all whole wheat with only molasses to sweeten it. There are alot of beets in this cake, but even people who do not like beets have liked this cake and we always found it was fun to make it and then make people guess what was in it. They usually have no clue!
Red beet cake.
Cream: 5 eggs 1 1/2 c. sugar
Add: 1 1/2 c. oil
2 1/4 c. grated cooked red beets
1/2 c. cocoa
Mix in: 2 1/2 c. flour +2 T flour
2 t. vanilla
2 1/4 t. soda
Beat well until bubbles form on surface. Batter will be slightly thin.
This makes a bit of a larger pan than a 9x 13 and it is very tall. You could
probably put it in a 9 x 13 and a small round.
Bake at 400 for 40 min for
large oblong or until center springs back on smaller pans. (I cannot
remember if I bake it at that hot of temperature or not)