Chocolate Beet Cake

  • Chocolate Beet Cake
    This cake is a great conversation starter
  • Chocolate Beet Cake
    The cake looks interesting, like a donut, when you use a bundt pan


Making a chocolate beet cake will either surprise or disgust your friends! Not everyone can taste the beets in this super moist cake, and as you know some people love beets and others do not. The best part is, most people won’t even know they’re there!

This is my go to recipe for potlucks and anything I have to bring a dish to because it’s such a good conversation starter.  You can read about how good it is at breaking the ice in Making Friends and Enemies with Chocolate Beet Cake.


2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
4 large eggs
3 cups shredded beets, raw or roasted (any kind of beet works!) 


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8 servings

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Preheat oven to 350℉.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together. 

Shred the beets.  In a small pan, melt the chocolate and butter together. 

Add the melted chocolate to the dry ingredients. Then add in the oil and eggs. Mix everything together.

Then fold in the shredded beets and pour the mixture into a greased pan.  

Bake at 350℉ for 35 minutes, checking with a toothpick. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool the cake in the pan. Then remove from pan and frost it if you wish.


The easiest way to shred the beets is in a food processor.

Read more about this recipe in Making Friends and Enemies With Chocolate Beet Cake.

Chocolate Beet Cake

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Last Updated

January 1, 2016