Chocolate Beet Cake With Avocado Frosting Recipe

It’s hard to believe this chocolate beet cake recipe is made with veggies! Try making this for a birthday party or for any special celebration when you want to try something new.

Chocolate Beet Cake With Avocado Frosting Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Beet Cake With Avocado Frosting

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr 50 mins
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins


For the cake

  • 2 medium beets, stems and tips cut off
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt

For the frosting

  • 2 avocados, halved and pitted, ripe
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


Making the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roast the beets until a fork slides easily to the center of the beet, for 60 to 75 minutes. Let cool.

  3. Once cooled, peel the beets and cut into chunks.
  4. Place in the bowl of a food processor and puree.

  5. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. Line two 8-inch cake pans with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Whisk together almond milk and cream of tartar in a bowl.
  8. Add 1 cup of beet puree, sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract.

  9. Using a mixer, beat until foamy for about 30 seconds.

  10. Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat again to incorporate.

  11. Pour the mixture into the two cake pans.

  12. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When finished, remove from oven and cool.

Making the frosting

  1. Scoop out avocado and puree in a food processor until smooth.

  2. Add unsweetened cocoa powder and maple syrup. Puree again.

Assembling the cake

  1. Place the first layer on your cake stand or serving plate.
  2. Spread about half of the frosting on the first layer.

  3. Top with the second cake layer. Spread the remaining frosting on the second layer.

  4. Decorate cake with coconut flakes and almonds.
  5. Refrigerate before serving.


  • Sugar: 41g
  • :
  • Calcium: 133mg
  • Calories: 438kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 69g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 745mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 504mg
  • Vitamin A: 64IU
  • Vitamin C: 5mg
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