Absolutely Divine Devil's Food Cake
(8 1/4 oz)
Light brown sugar
at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 8-inch cake pans.
Melt chocolate in double boiler over hot water. Set aside to cool
slightly. Drain beet juice into small bowl. Chop beets into very
small pieces (can do in food processor). Add to beet juice and set
Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until very fluffy -- about 5
minutes. Beat in chocolate. Stir together flour, baking soda, and
salt. Alternately beat flour in fourths and buttermilk in thirds into
chocolate mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Mix until
incorporated, about 1 minute. Add beets and juice and mix until
Pour batter into pans and bake 30-35 minutes. Do not overbake or
cakes will be dry. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes, then invert on
racks. When cool, frost.