Chocolate beetroot loaf cake

Chocolate beetroot loaf cake


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About this recipe: This rich and dense chocolate beetroot cake has been a firm favourite in household since we had a glut of beetroot one year and were looking for any possible way to use them in our cooking - as luck would have it, this yielded a fantastic result and I now make this cake as soon as beetroot comes into season.

Serves: 12 

  • 175g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 110ml milk
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 110g cooked beetroot, peeled and rougly chopped
  • 55g chocolate chips

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar and blend until smooth with an electric whisk. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Sift in the flour then add the baking powder, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Whisk until well blended and light. Purée the beetroot in a food processor until smooth then fold into the cake mixture.
  3. Bake in the oven for 80 to 90 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and still in its tin, sprinkle the chocolate chips onto the top of the cake. Wait 5 minutes and then smear the melted chocolate over. Lift the cake out of the tin using the baking parchment then enjoy warm from the oven or allow to cool on a rack.

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