Birthday "Beets" Cake and Frosting

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 109.4
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 71.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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This year's birthday cake 2.0, with earthy, sweet and gorgeous beets, applesauce, chocolate and honey for layers of delicious flavour! This year's birthday cake 2.0, with earthy, sweet and gorgeous beets, applesauce, chocolate and honey for layers of delicious flavour!
Number of Servings: 12


    398 mL canned sliced beets, drained
    1/4 cup beet cooking liquid or water
    2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
    2.5 oz low-fat silken tofu (Mori-Nu)
    1 tbsp vanilla
    1 tsp cider vinegar
    2 tbsp liquid honey
    1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    1/2 cup cocoa
    2/3 cup Splenda Granular
    2 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    ----- Frosting ------
    1 (3-oz) package Fat-Free Jell-O White Chocolate Pudding mix
    1 cup cold water
    1 tsp red food colouring (optional)
    1 cup Cool Whip Free, softened


Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly spray two 8" cake pans with PAM.
Put the drained beets into the food processor with beet liquid (or water), applesauce, tofu, vanilla, vinegar and honey. Process until very smooth.
Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour in the beet mixture and stir until well-combined.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Cool on a rack 1 hour before frosting.
Whisk together pudding mix, water and food colouring until smooth.
Pour pudding mix into Cool Whip, folding in until incorporated. Chill 30 minutes before frosting cake.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was unbelievably good for a cake that is so healthy. The cake is a bit dry, but adding the frosting makes the whole thing come together. My husband, mother-in-law and son were all amazed when I told them how good it was for them. - 3/18/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my mother's birthday this weekend. It looked like it was going to be too dry so I doubled the applesauce. It had the consistency and texture of a bran muffin. 6 adults tried it, 4 thought it was great, 2 had a few bites and didn't finish. White flour would change that I think. - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I can hardly wait to try this - I've read several recipes about beets/cake - but this one looks the best as it uses whole wheat flour - I'm going to try it without so much Splenda - I think it will be sweet enough with the honey - 4/18/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love beet cake and this one sounds delicious! - 10/3/10

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