Chocolate Beet Cake

Fresh beets are irresistibly beautiful when you see them at the farmers’ market. The challenge comes when cooking them at home. Don’t let them languish in the crisper—pop them in a cake.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) devil's food cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
  • 3 cups shredded beets
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Prepare and bake cake according to cake mix instructions, folding beets in as you add wet ingredients. Allow cake to cool slightly.
  • Whisk butter, confectioners’ sugar, water, and vanilla until smooth and thick. Pour glaze over cake.