I found a wonderful cookbook at a garage sale last summer. It's 566 pages of recipes from the employees of Dayton's,Hudson's, and Marshall Fields. We tried this one and really loved it! It was submitted by Geri Phillips of Marshall Fields.
Yes, this cake is made with beets! And you won't believe how great it is. I got the recipe from a friend who said it is the most requested cake in her family. Even the kids want it for their birthday cake. I baked it for one of our family gatherings and now, I get lots of requests for it too. The batter looks red, but the red bakes out. I use an almond flavored frosting on it sometimes. Other times I just serve it with homemade whipped cream.