Red Devil Cake
- 1 ¼ cups beet puree (whirl cooked beets in blender: fresh cooked or canned.)
- 3 eggs
- 1½ cups sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1½ cups unbleached white flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1½ tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously oil the baking pan (9 inch square or round pan). In a large bowl, beat the eggs well. Thoroughly whisk in the sugar, oil, vanilla, salt and beet puree until very smooth. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time, whisking until smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan. Serve topped with confectioners sugar, whipped cream, or frosting.