Chocolate Beet Cupcakes With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by KTM3734
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Peel the beets with a vegetable peeler. Grate beets using lrg holes of grater (use gloves or beets will dye hands).
  • Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Combine sugars, oil, and eggs in lrg bowl, beat at med speed until well blended. Add beets and beat well.
  • In seperate lrg bowl add flour, and other dry ingredients and whisk together until mixed.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with milk. Beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Pour batter into cupcake tins and tap on counter to remove air bubbles.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-30 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 mins on wire racks, remove from pans and cool completely.
  • Frosting:
  • Beat rind, vanilla, and cream cheese with mixer at high speed until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat at low speed until blended. (don not overbeat).
  • Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with walnuts if using.
  • Store in refrigerator.