Apr 27, 2018

Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

This makes for a very tasty version of the traditional chocolate cake but giving you one of your 5 a-day veg too!

Win win all round :)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins Serves: 8


250g Cooked Beetroot

200g Quality Dark Chocolate

200g Plain Flour

200g Unsalted butter ( melted)

100g Dark Brown Sugar

100g Caster Sugar

3 Large Eggs

2tbsp Cocoa Powder

2tsp Baking Powder

1tsp Vanilla Extract

Icing sugar for dusting



1.    Pre heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm loose bottomed cake tin.

2.    Chop the beetroot into quarters and puree in a food processor.

3.    Break the chocolate into small pieces and put to one side – some larger pieces will give the cake a great texture.

4.    Add the remaining ingredients, including the broken chocolate, to the processor and whizz until well mixed. Pour into the prepared cake tin and lightly level out the surface.

5.    Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The surface of the cake may have cracked a little. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the tin before removing to a cooling rack.

6.    Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve in wedges. For dessert, this cake is great with a little crème fraiche on the side.

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