Enjoy any of a dozen delicious beetroot desserts. Using beets, these recipes have a smooth flavor with an added sweetness, plenty of health benefits, and often result in a naturally crimson red color. Our list represents a collection of fabulous beetroot desserts from some of our favorite food bloggers. Enjoy.
To be honest, I am a bit of a recent convert to desserts made with beetroot.
I remember the very first time someone offered me a beetroot cake. I thought they were a bit crazy. After all, there are desserts and then there are vegetables. At first, I said no thank you.
My mistake was thinking beets are only good in salads or on burgers. Little did I know that I was about to change my thinking forever.
After initially refusing, I remembered that I have had veggies in sweet treats before. After all, I love my sister’s zucchini muffins and carrot cake. Finally, wearing me down about baking with beets, I gave it a try.
An immediate about face as I was instantly in love with beetroot desserts.
Benefits of beets
Disclaimer: Statements regarding health benefits are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
In addition to being tasty, beets hold tons of heathly benefits. They are thought to lower blood pressure while boosting the immune system. And they are a loaded with potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, C, and folate.
Believe it or not, the list of potential benefits goes on and is even supported by WebMD.
Beets can be used in every course of the meal
The list below is part of a beetroot recipe series.
- Before the meal or appetizers: Beetroot Salads, Spreads, and Sides
- For the main course: Beetroot meals (coming soon)
- As a sweet treat: Baking with Beets: 12 Delicious, Sweet, and Healthy Beetroot Desserts (this page)
Beetroot desserts you don’t want to miss
Baking with beets is easy! Here, you will find a dozen of our favorite beetroot desserts. They are listed in no particular order.
Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Super moist and delicious, this beetroot chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache is a family favorite. It's similar to an old-fashioned red velvet cake, yet this dessert uses beetroot for the coloring and also to create an incredibly fudgy texture!
Beet Nut Butter Cups
Beet nut butter cups! These gluten-free, vegan treats are easy to make and so vibrant. The colour comes from mixing beetroot into the homemade nut butter. It's then slathered in dark chocolate. Bliss!
Eggless Red Velvet Cake
Eggless red velvet cake is healthy and made naturally with the red from the beets! Therefore, no food coloring is needed. This healthy red velvet cake from scratch is the best!
Vegan Beetroot Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting
Fudgy and decadent vegan beetroot brownies with a smooth avocado chocolate mousse frosting. Approved by vegans and non-vegans alike!
Healthy Beetroot Chocolate Cake
This fabulous beetroot chocolate cake is moist, delicious, and loaded with nutrients. Blend all of the ingredients, pour the batter into the cake pan, and bake! It's that easy.
Healthy Red Velvet Cookies
This healthy and natural red velvet cookie incorporates natural ingredients like beets (no red dye), real butter, and whole wheat flour. It makes a great lunch box snack or dessert!
Red Velvet Torte (keto, paleo)
For a gorgeous, decadent dessert that is secretly healthy for you, make this red velvet torte, which gets its beautiful red hue from beets!
Strawberry Beet Smoothie Popsicles
Take my favorite strawberry beet smoothie and freeze it for these delicious and healthy snacks or desserts! And, they are dairy-free.
Simple, Healthy Pumpkin Beet Muffins
These healthy muffins are great as an afternoon snack, a healthy dessert, or even a quick breakfast! They are a great way to hide vegetables in foods your kids will love.
Chocolate Beet Muffins
These tasty chocolate beet muffins are moist, easy, and have hidden veg! Beetroot is a secret healthy ingredient in the recipe and nobody will guess it is there. You'll love these nutrient-dense and kid-friendly muffins for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.
Beetroot Halwa Recipe - How to Make Chukandar Ka Halwa
Traditional Indian halwa is a pudding made with grated beetroots, milk, sugar, cardamom and nuts. It is rich in color, flavor, and healthy benefits!
Beetroot Halwa Recipe (BEST Ever!)
Healthy, nutritious, and homemade beetroot halwa recipe! It’s not as popular as halwa recipe like gajar halwa or sooji halwa but many people and most of the kids like it.
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I like beets, but didn’t realize you can make so many desserts with them. The brownies sound delicious!
Girl, I am like you! I had a similar experience when someone offered my olive oil cake and I was like – that doesnt sound appetizing at all! Turns out it is very delicious and I was rightfully put in my place! I have never tried a dessert with beatroot though but love juicing/incorporating them in my morning veggie juice so I have saved your strawberry/beetroot smoothie popsical recipe as it sounds right up my ally!
My mind is completely blown. I had no idea that beets could be used in these sweet desserts! Nutritious AND delicious.
I’ve tried beetroot brownies and cake – I love the way vegetables help keep the sponge moist and add flavour. Plenty more ideas here to have a go at!
I’d never have thought of beets in dessert! What a novel idea!
These look amazing and so delicious! My husband and I are going to love these beetroot recipes. So excited to try some of these!
So fun I can’t wait to make those beet brownies! YUM!
Such a fun collection of beet recipes! I love the color it adds to the desserts. Would especially enjoy the Strawberry Beet Smoothie Popsicles.
I love beetroot, and it is so good in desserts. Lots of delicious ones to try.
Bintu | Budget Delicious
I love beetroot but haven’t tried it many desserts yet – however I will certainly be giving these delicious recipes a try!
Lydia C. Lee
Will need to check the cholestrol in these but could be a good sub for me! #WordlessWednesday