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Looking for a new, healthier way to make Red Velvet Cake?!  Try substituting all of that food coloring for beets!  It tastes even more delicious and you can't taste the beets at all.

A few weeks ago I tasted the best Red Velvet Cake ever at a catered event.  I was told then that the cake was made with sweet potatoes and beets.  To me throwing in vegetables and it tasting awesome made this little weight watcher girl’s birthday wish come true!!

I got home and went on a crazy search to find a recipe.  I couldn’t find one anywhere so then I went begging on my hands and knees to the caterer of the event to see if they would share it.  The Spotted Salamander is one the top caterers in Columbia SC, making “inventive Southern Cuisine” and striving to only use local ingredients.  I think at first they thought I was crazy and ignored me so then…

My best friend Amy called and begged.  She was going to just order one from them but they were sweet and gave us the recipe!  Amy being The Bake Caker tackled the job of recreating this dream cake for me.

Turns out it didn’t have sweet potatoes in it, but it did have beets.

Before you squinch up your nose and don’t want to try it, you can’t taste the beets at all.  They do add a lot of healthy stuff to the cake though and help to take out a lot of unhealthy stuff.

Comparing a recipe with Beets to a traditional recipe you get:

Less Sugar
Less Oil
Less Flour (significantly less)
No Buttermilk needed
No Food Coloring

Plus add in all the fiber and vitamins from the beets!

Many of you asked that I share the recipe with you when I found it, so head over to Amy’s Bake Cakery and see her notes, tips and the full recipe to make this.

Thanks to Linda for figuring out Weight Watcher’s points! 5 points plus before frosting!!

A huge thanks to The Spotted Salamander for sharing!