Natural “Red Velvet” Beet Cake Fast2eat

No red dye in this Red velvet cake? You bet. Beets act as a natural food colouring giving it a very deep red colouring.

Using raw beets and adding lemon juice for acidity helps retain their colour, making the cake even redder. No one will know there are any vegetables in there, so we won’t tell if you don’t!

This Red Velvet Beet Cake is easy to make and tasty to eat!

It is a very delicious and healthier alternative for a very moist cake! Love using the beets as a “secret ingredient” for moisture.

Aside from the fibre-fabulousness of beets and their other benefits (from being touted as detoxifying and anti-inflammatory to being a source of vitamin C), this recipe replaces the butter with extra-virgin olive oil.

Surprisingly good, healthy, fluffy and moist. And it also serves its purpose to get rid of extra beets you may have.

I like it with this shiny Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe (AKA Brigadeiro), but next time I will try with a cream cheese frosting, as on a traditional Red Velvet.

This beet cake recipe is similar to one for carrot cake but with a bright red batter instead of the lovely light orange colour.

Natural “Red Velvet” Beet Cake Fast2eat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
This incredible beet cake will make your day more colourful!
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Beet - (about 300g small in pieces - 1 small beet is about 100g)
  • 2 Egg
  • 75 ml Lemon juice - or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Oil - or extra virgin olive
  • cup All purpose flour
  • cups Sugar
  • ½ tsp Baking powder

Instructions

  • Peel beets using a vegetable peeler.
  • Using a Blender Beat the eggs, oil, lime (or lemon) juice and beet until smooth.
  • Add flour and sugar, to a Large Mixing Bowl. Stir with a Whisk to combine.
  • Add the mixed liquid through flour mixture and Whisk until combined well.
  • Add the Baking Powder and slowly mix it.
  • Preheat the oven to 180–190°C (350–375°F). Grease with Cooking Spray and flour a 9-Inch Cake Pan or a Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan.
  • Bake for approximately 25-40min (depending on your pan) or until a toothpick or Cake Tester inserted in the center of the chocolate cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and if using a Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan, let cool to just barely warm before inverting.
  • Transfer to a Cake Serving Platter.
  • Finish it with the this Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe and garnish as desired.

Notes

Fresh RAW  red beets (not cooked) is the key to the colour. Cooked beets were easier to purée but oxidized in the cooked batter and turned brown.
The batter must be acidic to prevent the beets from oxidizing. That means you must add the lemon juice and absolutely NO baking soda.
You can use this recipe to make beet cupcakes. Just reduce the baking time.
Also, you can try a different pan size but you’ll need to adjust cooking times and be careful as to how much you fill the pan. This recipe is written for 9-Inch round Pans or this Fluted Tube/Bundt Pan, which is a standard size and is meant to be eaten as a 1 layer cake.
Course : Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts
Cuisine : Brazilian
Keyword : 10 Minutes, Bake, beet, Brazilian, Breakfast, Easy, easy-to-prepare, Healthy, natural food colouring, Nut-free, Oven-Baked, Party, Quick, Red Velvet, Sweet

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Chocolate icing Fast2eat Recipe
I would just advise you to double the icing recipe in case you want to make a layered cake filled with this Chocolate icing. And in case you end up with more icing than you need, don’t worry: you can always eat it, spoonful at a time.
Check out this recipe
Brazilian Carrot Cake Fast2eat Recipe
It’s a super simple and Fast recipe and the carrots are actually pureed into the blender so it’s completely smooth. The carrots add the perfect subtle sweetness and a beautiful orange color.
Check out this recipe

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