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Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

Serves 8; Prep 15 mins: Cook 1 hour


1 Large Cooked Beetroot, 175g in weight, roughly chopped

200g Plain Flour

100g Coco Powder

1 tbsp Baking Powder

250g Golden Caster Sugar

3 Free Range Eggs

2 tsp Vanilla Essance

200ml Rapeseed Oil

200g Dark Chocolate (not too bitter) chopped into small pieces

Clotted Cream or Crème Fraiche to serve


1/ Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Tip the beetroot into a food processor and blitz until chopped. Add a pinch of salt and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil and chocolate. When completely mixed (you may need to scrape the sides down once or twice), add the oil in a steady stream, as if you were making mayonnaise.

2/ When all the oil has been added, stir in the chocolate, then tip the mix into a lined 900g loaf tin. Cook for 1 hr until an inserted skewer comes out practically clean. leave the loaf to cool on a rack. Serve in slices with the crème fraîche or clotted cream.

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