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Beet Cake

 

I follow Eve Kiltcher from Alaska The Last Frontier on the History Channel and with her winter storage beets she made a beet cake for her son’s birthday last year. She never posted the recipe so I went on a Pinterest hunt for one. What would we do without Pinterest?? Good ol’ Martha Stewart had the recipe!

Since I had a few leftover beets from last year’s garden I thought I would give this a try! I made this for Valentine’s Day for my sweet Cowboy. We may or may not have eaten the whole cake… I’ll never tell…

So if you’re wondering what to do with your beets that are in storage or just want to try this yummy moist cake. Here’s the recipe:

  • 4 medium beets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup safflower oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Boil beets until tender. This took about 20-30 minutes. Drain beets and put beets in food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in bowl. Whisk eggs, water, oil, vanilla and about 1 ¼ cup of beet puree.
  3. Spray 9 inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan. Bake for about 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. Let cool.

Since this has vegetables in it you can have two slices right??

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Potato Stamp

 

This year I really wanted to do something different with our Christmas wrapping paper instead of the same old stuff year after year. Then I remembered in kindergarten we did arts and crafts with potato stamps. I figured this would give me the vintage look I wanted and my little man could help me. This is a perfect Christmas craft to do with the little ones and its really inexpensive. It’s a win win!

 

Supplies:

  • Cookie cutter
  • Potatoes
  • Brown wrapping paper
  • Knife
  • Stamping pad or paint

 

Directions:

  1. Cut potato in half
  2. Take the cookie cutter and press it into the potato
  3. Leave the cookie cutter in the potato and carve around the cookie cutter
  4. Remove the little pieces of the potato to get the shape that you want
  5. Now you can stamp away!