Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ROOIBOS & BEET CAKE



Last night I finally got around to making the Rooibos & Beet Cake that was featured in the Autumn Issue of  "TEA a Magazine".  I am sure many of you receive this magazine.  Now doesn't that sound unusual - a cake with beets in it!  It was fairly simple really and now that I have made it - I have some ideas.



My husband and I had a discussion on the matter and thought that walnuts would be a nice addition to the cake body.  I also wondered about little coconut.



For me, I would change the icing and do a cream cheese type icing also with walnuts and/or adding the coconut here also.  I wasn't really crazy about the recipe for lemon frosting.  The beets are lovely and caused me to remember the smell when I canned pickled beets back in the late 70's.



Beet juice is a wonderful color but remember also stains...your hands will no doubt be beet colored - but it washes out!



6 comments:

Martha said...

Looks like a lovely cake.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Outstanding! Looks incredible!! Donna

Johanna said...

Hi Bernidden,
although the idea of beet cake sounds very unusual, the cake looks yummy.
Greetings, Johanna

From the Kitchen said...

I think beets are an unusual addition in a cake. However, we really like beets so I'd be willing to give them a try. I have used just a touch of beet juice to give color to icings naturally.

Your heart plates are beautiful.

Best,
Bonnie

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I saw that recipe and wondered about it! I should have known you'd try it! :) I'm so in love with your heart plates dear.

parTea lady said...

That does look delicious. I like beets, but not the mess. That's why I rarely make borscht.