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Natural Red Velvet Cake

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A brownish-red velvet cake using beetroot instead of red food coloring...

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Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup shredded beetroot
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 5 cups flour
  • For the frosting:
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 to 3/4 cup milk

Details

Adapted from rtheyallyours.blogspot.com

Preparation

Step 1

1. Combine and milk and vinegar in a glass and leave for 10 minutes, until milk is slightly curdled.

2. In a blender, blend milk and beets until smooth.

2. Whisk together all dry ingredients.

3. Beat sugar and butter together, until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk mixture.

4. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

5. Pour batter into 4 9" greased and floured cake pans or 3 cake pans and 12 cupcake papers.

6. Cook for 15 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

7. When finished baking, leave in cakes pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto racks to cool.

8. For the frosting, beat together powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Slowly add milk until frosting is desired consistency. Frost cake when it is completely cooled.

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