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chocolate beet cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting


delish! got these from a cooking light cookbook and they were quite a hit. i did of course change them to choc. so if you want the original recipe just omit the cocoa powder. enjoy!


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  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Peel the beets with a vegetable peeler
  3. Grate beets using lrg holes of grater
  4. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray
  5. Combine sugars
  6. Oil
  7. And eggs in lrg bowl
  8. Beat at med speed until well blended
  9. Add beets and beat well
  10. In seperate lrg bowl add flour
  11. And other dry ingredients and whisk together until mixed
  12. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with milk
  13. Beginning and ending with flour mixture
  14. Pour batter into cupcake tins and tap on counter to remove air bubbles
  15. Bake at 350 for 20-30 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
  16. Cool in pans 10 mins on wire racks
  17. Remove from pans and cool completely
  18. Frosting:
  19. Beat rind
  20. Vanilla
  21. And cream cheese with mixer at high speed until fluffy
  22. Add powdered sugar and beat at low speed until blended
  23. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with walnuts if using
  24. Store in refrigerator

Step 17

Total Time in Minute 40

Ingredients Count 19

cooking chocolate beet cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting

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Cooking spray

Granulated sugar

Brown sugar

Vegetable oil


All-purpose flour

Cocoa powder

Baking powder

Ground ginger

Ground cinnamon

Baking soda


1% low-fat milk

Orange rind

Vanilla extract

Reduced-fat cream cheese

Powdered sugar


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