Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

yield18 portions

This beet cake recipe is similar to one for carrot cake but with a bright red batter that bakes to a golden brown. You may want to wear an apron while grating the beets because they tend to splatter.

What you will need


1 pound beets (about 2 medium)

Cooking spray

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk


2 teaspoons grated orange rind

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, chilled

3 cups sifted powdered sugar

2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

(Nutritional facts 288 calories, 6.65 g fat, 56.59 g carbohydrates, 1.87 g protein, 5 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium)


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