We were invited to a halloween party at our friend' house, so I baked these cupcakes. I was in the mood of making dessert using pureed beet because I was crazy about the color. Since there would be a lot of kids in the party, cupcake was the first thing I had in mind. A week before, I have tried making red velvet cake using fresh beets, but the amount of cocoa was too overpowering, making the cake dark brown instead of dark red. So this time, I looked for a fresh beet cake recipe that required much less amount of cocoa powder.
I was excited when I took out the cupcakes from the oven. The color was just as I expected. Yes! What a great natural red color! My excitement dimmed when hubby and I took a bite. It tasted like beet. Hubby and I loved the taste but I knew the people at the party wouldn't eat those cupcakes. I knew a lot of people don't like (and it is an understatement) beet. Without thinking twice, we decided not to bring the cakes, and I was glad we didn't. I told my friend at the party what I made and why I didn't bring those, and she nicely said that I made a great decision. I wasn't too disappointed because we got a dozen of red cupcakes for ourselves