Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Created by Jessica Seinfeld From the book Deceptively Delicious A scrumptious, traditional chocolate cake that just happens to be fortified with beets. A fabulous alternative to the usual birthday cake!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat a 9" baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar with the oil or margarine until creamy.
  3. Add the whole egg and egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate, beet puree, buttermilk and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and beat until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center, 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Let the cake cool 5 minutes in pan before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
  7. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Beat the cream cheese with the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla until smooth.
  8. Slice the cake in half horizontally. Spread the frosting over the top and between layers of the cooled cake.
  9. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.