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Blush Cake (with Beets)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup red beets, cooked and grated
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
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  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder in large mixing bowl. Set aside.

In a separate bowl beat eggs, beets, honey, vanilla, butter and milk.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well pour into 8 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes.

Frost with cream cheese icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

  • 1- 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Directions

Blend cream cheese, milk, vanilla together. Gradually add confectioners sugar. Mix well. If too thick add more milk 1 tsp. at a time until desired consistency.

By IMAQT1962 from IL.

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March 6, 20080 found this helpful

Except for having beets and not adding crushed pecans to the frosting, this sounds a lot like a Red Velvet Cake from the South (but without the unhealthy bottle of red food coloring!).

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