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!