Chocolate and Beetroot Cake


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Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

A delicious chocolate cake made moist with a touch of beetroot.

  • 1 large Beetroot (Roughly Chopped)
  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 250 g Brown Caster Sugar
  • 3 – Eggs
  • 2 tspn Vanilla Extract
  • 200 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate (Chopped)
  • Cream (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 add the oil in.

  2. When 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 cream.


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  • Kate
    August 1, 2018

    Sounds yummy!

    • admin
      August 1, 2018

      Thank you, Kate, it was delicious.

  • susiesopinions
    August 2, 2018

    I love both ingredients .

    • admin
      August 2, 2018

      Me too, Susie, the best of both worlds

  • Hope
    August 4, 2018

    WOW! It looks delicious. I have never heard of it. Wish you were my neighbor!????

    • admin
      August 4, 2018

      It is delicious and I don’t feel so bad eating it as I know it contains Beetroot. To be honest, I thought it might be a strange, acquired taste, but I was wrong, it’s beautiful.

  • inesephoto
    November 2, 2018

    What a great idea! Wouldn’t think of adding beetroot. Brilliant!

    • admin
      November 2, 2018

      Thank you, I must admit when I first came across it I was surprised. I was even more surprised how delicious it is.

  • Patricia Furstenberg
    December 12, 2019

    Chocolate and beetroot – I love it! Feeling less guilty 🙂 Two thumbs up!

  • davidmoncada77
    May 2, 2023