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Organic Red Velvet Cake Recipe April 4, 2011

So of all the cakes out there, I would have to say Red Velvet is one of my favorites. I figured, there has to be a way of making it without all the food coloring and non healthy ingredients. So i feel this recipe will taste good, and have you thinking healthier!

note: you don’t have to substitute the food coloring for beets, or any of the ingredients for regular baking items. You can mix and match to how you like it, it will make it more enjoyable for you!

Frosting recipe is at the bottom.

6 organic beets, boiled for 40 minutes, and then cooled, peeled, and chopped coarsely
1/2 cup organic applesauce
1/2 cup organic butter, softened
1 1/2 cups organic sugar
2 eggs, preferably organic and free-range
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
1 Tb. vinegar or lemon juice
1 cup organic plain yogurt
2 Tb. organic cocoa powder or organic raw chocolate powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups organic spelt flour or all purpose flour or cake flour, sifted
1 tsp. Himalayan or sea salt


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9 inch round layer pans. Combine chopped cooked beets and applesauce in a blender and blend until smooth. It should look like this:

In a large mixing bowl in an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla, and then add the beet mixture, mixing well. Add the vinegar and the yogurt and mix well again.

In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa or chocolate powder, baking soda, flour, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until well blended.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pans and allowing to cool completely. When the cakes are cool, you may frost them.

Red Velvet Cake Frosting (not a traditional cream cheese but a healthier organic cream one)

6 Tb. organic spelt flour or all-purpose flour
1 cup water or organic milk
1 cup organic butter
1 cup organic sugar
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

Bring flour and water to a boil, reduce heat, and stir constantly until thick and slightly clear. Cool in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and continue to beat until fluffy. Keep the frosting refrigerated before use.

I really enjoyed this cake. I hope you do too. Any other recipes you love that are healthier, let me know, Id love to post them!


22 Responses to “Organic Red Velvet Cake Recipe”

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  2. Nancy Says:

    I can NOT wait to try this!

  3. alissa Says:

    ok i was really excited to try this but it was pretty much a disaster not sure if my beats were too big but i only used 5 but it was way too dense & didnt rise so then i tryed with one large beat and it turned out a little better more cake like any sugestions

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  6. Ellefrance Says:

    Hi!:) thanks for posting this amazing and healthier recipe. I’m looking forward to make it. I have a question though. In the directions you mentioned vinegar, however I didn’t see it in the list of ingredients. I would love I know which kind of vinegar & how much.
    Thanks for sharing this delicious cake recipe & thanks in advance for your response to the vinegar question 🙂

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