Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

This cake is so simple to make and I am yet to meet anyone who does not like it.
This is not the kind of cake you can cut into slices and pick up.  It's rich, really more of a brownie and best eaten with a cake fork, possibly with some double cream, ice cream or yogurt in the side.
It's also a great "mystery ingredient cake" that will have friends and family guessing.

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

250 gm Good Quality Dark Chocolate
250 gm Unsalted Butter
3 Eggs
250 gm Castor Sugar
150 gm Self Raising Flour
250 gm Peeled & Grated Beetroot

Grease and line a 20x20cm cake tin.
Heat your oven to 170 degrees.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat stirring to mix.
Beat your eggs and sugar.  Whisk the chocolate butter mix into the egg and sugar.
Grate beetroot and mix it with the flour then fold into the chocolate mix.
Pour mix into cake tin and bake for 1hr or until skewer come out clean


  1. oh yum Fiona - and I was trying to stay away from sweet things too ..... this looks delish!

  2. ahh, this looks delicious! I've always heard great things about beetroot in chocolate cakes. I'm sure it wouldn't be nearly as noticeable to the small, beady eyes as the zucchini I tried recently to smuggle in to one ;)

    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. It looks delicious! I LOVE chocolate and beetroot cake...it's so moist.

  4. Making this today,can't wait to try it !


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