Red Velvet Recipe with Beets - Low Fat!

by alexa
(paso robles)

This can also be called a Chocolate Beet Cake! Most people freak out when I tell them I have a great cake recipe that uses beets! What most people don't know is that beets have a high sugar content, like carrots. We all like carrot cake right? Give it a try!

•1 cup white flour
•3/4 cup whole wheat flour
•1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
•3/4 cup unsweetened dutch-process cocoa
•2 tsp. baking powder
•1/2 tsp. baking soda
•1-1/3 cups buttermilk (use non-fat if you wish)
•1/2 cup real unsweetened butter, softened
•3/4 cup egg substitute
•2 tsp. vanilla
•2 cups beets, peeled and shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray, or rub with olive oil or melted butter. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk in buttermilk. Beat in butter, egg substitute and vanilla. Add beets. Pour in prepared cake pan. Bake 45 minutes. Cool, then frost with low fat cream cheese frosting.

Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting
•8 oz. Neufchatel cheese
•12 oz. fat-free frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
•1 cup powdered sugar
Using an electric mixer, beat Neufchatel cheese until smooth. Stir in thawed whipped topping and powdered sugar.


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Feb 02, 2011
beets in a red velvet cake
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for including this recipe for red velvet cake with beets. What a healthy idea. I hate using food dyes, I hear they're so bad for you.

Jun 30, 2010
lovely recipe idea
by: Sarah

Beet instead of red food dye! Genius! I will try this on holiday indeed.

Apr 24, 2010
LOVE RED VELVET
by: Anonymous

THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this! I have been searching for this cake recipe! I'm baking it for a bridal shower this weekend.

Apr 12, 2010
red velvet delight!
by: betty

Finally a healthy recipe that looks divine! Thank you for posting your red velvet cupcakes with beets instructions, much appreciated! I'm going to tell my maid of honor to use this recipe for my wedding shower that she's throwing me.

Mar 30, 2010
finally a red velvet recipe that's not alien-ish!
by: CeCe

I have always had a problem with the massive amounts of dye in red velvet cakes! I really like the look of them and want one for my wedding, but changed my mind when my sister had red velvet cupcakes for her daughter's birthday party and there was red stains ALL OVER THE FLOOR from the kids (and adults) dropping bits of cake. We poured water on the carpet to get the color out, but all it did was spread the color, fast. Can you imagine this happening at your wedding venue? You may not see your security deposit again. Anyway, thanks for posting. Beets have a lot of color too, but no where near the amount that food dye has.

Mar 30, 2010
really appreciate this post
by: Marin

My child has ADHD so I avoid foods with food dye when possible. This is a great solution for my problem, and for my waistline.

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