Un-Beet-Able Cake


Un-Beet-Able Cake

Un Beet Able Cake
45 Min

When a Mr. Food viewer shared this unusual recipe for Un-Beet-Able Cake, we thought it was a mistake that there were beets in it. But our test kitchen gave it a try, and we're so glad they did, 'cause it's, well, un-beet-ably moist and tasty!

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can beets, drained and chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat all ingredients except walnuts until well combined. Stir in walnuts, then pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan on a wire rack. Serve, or cover until ready to serve.


Frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting.

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Is the beet, beetroot, sugar beet or other? I am not domiciled in USA so am unused to the term 'beets' Thank you.

I am so excited to find this recipe! I have been reading about beets being a "super food" and want to incorporate it into our diet. My kids will love trying it in cake! I would love to see more kid-friendly beet recipes!

does the cake need sit overnite for the favor to set in or can you eat right away

Hi there! The Test Kitchen recommends eating this cake right away. Enjoy!

Could you use baby food red beets for this recipe and if so how much?

Hi there! While the Test Kitchen has not made this recipe using red beets that are baby food, we do believe that it is an okay substitute. We think that 1 cup should be enough, however we cannot guarantee the outcome of this recipe. The pureed baby food may make this cake an unappealing color.

Can you taste the beets ?

No, you cannot taste the beets in this recipe. :) Enjoy!

so I am wondering if I can make mini-loaves from this recipe - but wondering how long I would cook?

Hi there! Yes, this recipe can be baked into mini loaf pans, however the Mr. Food Test Kitchen has not tried to on it's own. Since there are many different sizes of loaf pans, we are unsure of the baking time for this particular recipe. If you do make this recipe in loaf pans, do tell us how it turns out for you. We would love to hear back! Enjoy!

Really good cake! Made this the other day and everyone asked for the recipe.

Are the beets marinated?

Hello! No, the beets are not marinated. You can just buy the ones that come in juice or water. Enjoy!

My mother made this when I was a small child,(50 =/- years ago) and I do remember this was wonderful. I am excited to have the recipe so that I can make this cake and serve her as she served me. Thank you.....

wow, I really like trying new and different recipes but this one was fantastic. I gave sample to my family and friends cause this cake I baked for my grand daughter Maurisa's Birthday. and when they tasted it... they all loved the moistness and tastiness of this BEET cake, thanks for a keeper recipe... Loved the look on their faces when they found out the ingredients in the cake. Nancy - Harvey' Lake, Pa.


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