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Sep 8, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Beet Surprise Cake

2 t lemon juice
1 cup beets, boiled and grated
21/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t salt
2 t baking soda
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
11/4 cups melted butter
4 eggs, beaten

2 T clover honey
1/2 cup milk
2 t vanilla extract
3 T cream
3 oz. cream cheese
1 t vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 lb. confectioners' sugar

1. Grease one 9 X 13 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle lemon juice over beets and set aside.
2. Combine flour, 1 t salt, soda, white sugar, cocoa, melted butter, eggs, honey, milk, and 2 t vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in beets. Beat 2 min. at medium speed on mixer. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 min. Cool and frost.
4. Frosting: Combine cream and cream cheese, 1 t vanilla, and pinch of salt. Add confectioners' sugar and beat until fluffy. Spread on cake. Add nuts if desired.
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