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1 C. margarine, softened, divided
1 1/2 C. packed dark brown sugar
3 eggs at room temp
1 1/2 oz. dark chocolate
5 medium beets/2 C. pureed beets
1 t. vanilla extract
2 C. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
confectioners' sugar for dusting
To make beet puree, trim stems and roots off beets and quarter them.  Place in heavy sauce pan filled with water.  Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 50 mins or until the beets are tender.  Drain off remaining liquid and rinse beets in cold water as they'll be too hot to handle otherwise.  Slide skins off and place beets in blender.  Pulse until a smooth puree forms.  Let cool slightly before using in cake.  Puree can be made several days in advance.

In a mixing bowl, cream 3/4 cup margarine and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Melt chocolate with remaining butter in the microwave on high in 20 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth. Cool slightly. Blend chocolate mixture, beets and vanilla into the creamed mixture (mixture will appear separated so don't fret).

Combine flour, baking soda , salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. spring form pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 60-70 minutes  or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely before dusting with confectioners' sugar.

(serves 16)


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Roy Kelley
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You may also wish to look at the recipe for Chocolate Beet Cupcakes:

Life is good.

Sep 06, 2009 03:47 PM #5
Ralph Gorgoglione
John Aaroe Group - Los Angeles, CA
California and Hawaii Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Wow!  Beets.  I am a little skeptical, but since I have tried zuchinni in brownies, maybe this will taste good. I printed it now lets see if I can make it. 

Sep 19, 2011 09:46 PM #6
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This sounds great, Roy. Thank you for sharing with us. I'm going to save this to my online recipe folder and share it with a couple of friends.

Sep 19, 2011 09:48 PM #7
Christine Farkas
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Awesome Customer Service Experience

This looks yummy! Now, I'm salivating. LOL! Gotta try this recipe one of these days. Thanks for sharing Ron. Cheers!

Sep 19, 2011 10:06 PM #8
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Roy, I've never had beet cake.  I'm going to check it out.

Sep 19, 2011 10:18 PM #9
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Interesting, Roy. But what a great way to incorporate some of fall's great harvest.  I'll have to see if hubby thinks this sounds good - he LOVE beets!!!!

Sep 19, 2011 11:12 PM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO

Hi Roy,  This is something I think I will have to try.  Been so busy today since I landed, Got a contract in tonight.

Sep 19, 2011 11:54 PM #11
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

This sounds like a very tasty and unusual recipe -- thanks for sharing.

Sep 19, 2011 11:54 PM #12
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Roy, I like chocolate cake but not so sure about chocolate beet cake. It looks delicious.

Sep 19, 2011 11:58 PM #13
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist


Roy, I’m willing to bet this chocolate beet cake is delicious.  I love chocolate and I love beats. I am so convinced that it’s a winner … I am going to make one. I will likely make the cupcakes so I can share with the office.  Thanks for sharing with us.


Sep 20, 2011 01:08 AM #14
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Sounds deelish, Roy!  I've never had a beet cake, but since I love carrot cake and zucchini bread, I'm sure this will be wonderful too!  It is a gorgeous picture of a cake, but I must say I missed the flower picture...  :-)

Sep 20, 2011 03:33 AM #15
Kim Delia
Remax Professional Associates - Charlton, MA
Realty Delia Group

Wow that looks good, but beets???  I'm not a beets fan, but it looks so good, I guess i'd have to try it.

Sep 20, 2011 06:02 AM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Good morning to all.  Let us know if you try this recipe and please share your favorite recipes.

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Sep 20, 2011 07:07 AM #17
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Roy, in my household, I do most of the cooking, and my wife does the baking, etc.  I will have to show her this one.  Sounds great.  Looks terrific, too.  Thanks.

Sep 20, 2011 02:05 PM #18
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
David Weekley Homes - Katy, TX
David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch


              My husband and I started a diet yesterday that cake looks really good! I can just imagine eating it yumm.

Sep 20, 2011 10:03 PM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for stopping by.  Let us know if you try the recipe.

Longwood Gardens Photograph by Roy Kelley.  Life is good!

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Sep 21, 2011 07:06 AM #20
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

I'll be sure to pass this on to Ceil; I know she will want to try this for sure.

Thank you for sharing. I know I'll like it too.

Nov 22, 2011 09:08 PM #21
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO

Roy, sounds like a good one,  Now I have to try this when I have time.

Nov 22, 2011 09:21 PM #22
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
Vernonia Realty - Vernonia, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon

Roy, I went right past the recipe because THAT PHOTO caught my eye!  I think this is one of your best to-date. There is something about the clarity of it, and how it captures the textures of the leaves and the inside....WOW.


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Nov 23, 2011 01:44 AM #23
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for stopping by and thank you very much, Gayle, for your beautiful photograph.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture those special moments.

Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland. Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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Nov 23, 2011 09:47 AM #24
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