21 Reviews

Wonderful!!!! I am always trying to make something new. I thought this was the perfect b'day cake for my MIL (I was in charge of baking it for her b'day) It was out of this world. I will definitely make it again. The only thing I did different was add the zest of one lemon and use one cup of whole wheat flour with 1 cup of plain flour. This is definitely a keeper and I thank you for the wonderful addition to future birthdays. Cheers! Fay Almeida

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Girl from India December 12, 2003

I am definitely NOT a cook and found this recipe impossible to screw up :-) I made it 3 different ways and each time it was fantastic. First , I stayed with the recipe other than using millet flour instead of a wheat flour. It came out awesome! Keeping the millet substitute on the 2nd trial, I used pulp discards from juicing beet root, carrot, apple, and a small amount of ginger (3 cups)----again, fantastic! Everything stayed the same on trial 3 except I had no walnuts. I substituted chopped almonds and pine nuts and again (the only nuts I had) and used the juice pulp discards as before. The batter seemed a bit dry this time, so I mixed a small amount of juice back in. It's not quite as "fabulous" as the first 2 results, but is still a totally yummy cake. Thanks for such a versatile, delicious, and goof proof recipe!

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yamkelani August 15, 2008

I can't believe how yummy this cake is! Yes, I altered the recipe slightly based on what's in my cupboards; I used ginger and nutmeg in place of cinnamon (And always will now) I added a touch of molasses (1/8 C) and 1/4 C of cocoa. MissNezz, hugs and kisses for this recipe?a new favorite!

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kwpoker April 07, 2013

This was a wonderfully moist surprise!!! Not only could you NOT taste the beets but you could not see them either. They baked up light brown and so tasty. I had teens and toddlers eating their veggies. (Note I tried this with well drained canned beets-thinned sliced and diced--worked fine)

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sweetsting8700 March 02, 2005

this is good you can also add coco powder about 2tablespoons for a different twist beets are fun to cook with i learned this this year with a bumper crop of beets lol

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Dienia B. February 24, 2005

This cake is delicious even with out the vanilla which I forgot to add. Next time I'll have both coffee's before I start to bake!Really easy to make & looks lovely in a bundt pan. (Add about 20 min. baking time)

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Tante B August 23, 2004

This is wonderful, and so easy to make. I did find it odd that there was no chocolate in it, so I subbed 2 tbsp of Flour for 2 tbsp of Cocoa, and might try 4 tbsp next time. Used a bundt pan and baked for 55 minutes, then whipped up a glaze with cream cheese, milk, icing sugar,and Cointreau. I will make this again for sure, thanks for sharing!

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neondials July 11, 2016

Fabulous. Only problem was that I used a pan that was too small and had some problems with the baking. But the taste was amazing.

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ladypit September 22, 2013

Wow!! This is definitely the moistest cake I have ever made. I increased the cinnamon & added nutmeg, cloves & ginger, topped it with cream cheese icing & it's a winner!! Thank you for sharing this recipe

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threadz September 19, 2013

Very good recipe. It's kind of like carrot cake. For our taste, though, it was too sweet and not spicy enough, so when I make it again (and I will), I will use less sugar (maybe 1/2 cup less), more spices, and will also probably add more nuts and raisins as well. I think this recipe would also make great muffins.

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Michelle Berteig March 08, 2013
"Don't Knock It Until You Try It" Beet Cake!!