{Secret Recipe Club} Beautiful Beet Bundt Cake

It’s that time again – Secret Recipe Club time.  If you still haven’t heard of the Secret Recipe Club, where have you been, welcome.  =o)

Our fearless leader Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ stepped down and we have a new Top Dog, April from Angel’s Homestead.  Welcome and thanks for taking over so we can continue doing this amazing challenge/club each month.  And another thank you to Angela from Big Bear’s Wife for guiding this group!

My assignment this month was Deli-cute-essen which is mainly a vegan blog.  My kids and I aren’t vegan but the recipes looked wonderful and delicious.  It shouldn’t be a surprise, though, that I picked out a dessert recipe.  Desserts are my favorite!   

And look at how beautiful this cake looks! I never would have thought in a million years that I would ever be making a Beet Cake.  BUT I LOVE IT!!!  You can taste the chocolate and a hint of beet.

Beet Bundt Cake
Source:  Deli-cute-essen

* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar (I used light)
* 2 cups pureed, cooked red beets (about 3 medium sized beets)
* 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2 cups flour
* 2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* powdered sugar (for dusting)

I changed the recipe a little since we’re not vegan so I don’t mind eating butter and eggs.  I substituted the canola oil for 3/4 cup butter and added 3 eggs.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream together oil (or butter) and brown sugar.  Add eggs (if using them).  Add beets, melted chocolate and vanilla and mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to beet mixture and stir until just combined.

Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely.  Before serving, dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

I used about 1/2 cup of the pureed beets and mixed with powdered sugar and a little milk and made a glaze.  Oh man!  Delish!

Now come and take a look at the other recipes!

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  1. Wow, your cake looks great, Erin! Moist and dense…perfect, in my book!

  2. Yum! Who would have thought that beets in a cake would be so delicious?! Love your glaze too 🙂

  3. Beets make cakes so ridiculously moist. I really have learned to love that lowly root veggie.

    That is some seriously bright frosting. 🙂

  4. That is a beautiful cake! Must try beets in my next cake! Yum!

  5. oh for the colour alone I would love to try that.

  6. Like you I never would have thought to use beets in a cake, but it looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try a slice. Love the color of the frosting.

  7. I love baking with beets. This looks beautiful and great color on the glaze! Great choice for SRC! 🙂

  8. What a gorgeous cake!

  9. The dough looks so beautiful – and the glaze even more! Great ide to bake with beets.

  10. What a gorgeous cake and such a cool way to sneak in vegetables C:

  11. My sister-in-law just asked me for a beet cake recipe yesterday, and I was going to look one up for her. You really came through for me, thanks a bunch!

  12. Wow! I never would have thought of beets in a cake, but yours looks so good I might have to give it a try! 🙂

  13. My little granddaughter would love this pink cake! What fun. Perfect for a Princess Party!

  14. love the colour of the glaze for this cake! Amazing what vibrant colour some naturally occurring ingredients can impart on our baking isn’t it?!! I often use beets in red velvet cupcakes instead of food colouring. 🙂

  15. The color of your glaze is amazing and what an interesting cake recipe.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  16. Gorgeous cake! LOVE the color of the frosting – amazing!

  17. Weird but looks wonderful!

  18. Love the color! It would make a great Easter cake.

  19. What a beautiful color with no dyes! Love it!

  20. love it! I did beet cupcakes before and really like baking with natural coloring (and the beets make it nice and moist too!) love the colors 🙂

  21. keep trying to link- but it says I have no back link – but I do 🙂 help! Here’s my link- http://www.adventurezinchildrearing.com/2012/06/kids-in-kitchen-link-up-19-family-stir.html

  22. It is just amazing the colors that natire can provide us, that pink glaze is awesome!

  23. Your Beet Cake is just awesome!
    Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. it’s so pretty!

  25. that cake is so pretty with that hot pink beet glaze. i love it! its the perfect color

  26. I would never have guessed that the secret ingredient was beets in the cake and frosting! I love the hot pink color that you went with for the glaze! So fun! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  27. I love beets and the color you get with them is so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  28. Never made a cake with beets before. Sounds yummy! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters