Chocolate Beet Cake

This deliciously moist beet cake does not have a hint of beet in it once it comes out of the oven. Mouth-watering aromatic cake in a rich beige color, it is delicious served plain, or frosted, with tea or coffee. And the "secret ingredient"? They will never know unless you tell.

Beet Cake Recipe

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 50 min


  • 2 cups (about 3 small) beets, cooked, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ baking cocoa
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chocolate chips and/or walnuts


  1. Purée beets and applesauce in a blender until smooth and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine and beat with electric mixer eggs, sugar, oil and yogurt. Add pureed beet mixture, cocoa, vanilla, and beat for another90 seconds
  3. Gradually add flour to the batter along with baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir gently with a spoon until well blended. Mix in chocolate chips and/or walnuts.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F. Pour the batter into greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until the toothpick, or the knife, inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 16-24 servings

More beet recipes? Try these recommendations:

Red Beet Fritters | Stuffed Beets | Fried beetroot

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