Chocolate and beetroot cake

    Chocolate and beetroot cake

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    1hr50min


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    About this recipe: This chocolate beetroot cake is a really moist and chocolaty cake. The kids didn't even realise it had beetroot in the first time I made it. Decorate by dusting with icing sugar or it is delicious served warm with custard. For a healthier option serve with creme fraiche.

    Tyne and Wear, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 100g drinking chocolate
    • 230g self-raising flour
    • 200g golden caster sugar
    • 100g dark chocolate, minimum 60% cocoa solids broken into pieces.
    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 250g cooked beetroot
    • 3 large eggs

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / gas 4. Butter and flour a 18cm (7 in) round cake tin.
    2. Sift flour and drinking chocolate together in a bowl, then stir in the sugar.
    3. In a bowl suspended over a pan of hot water, melt the dark chocolate and butter till smooth. Remove from heat.
    4. Puree the beetroot, add eggs and mix well. Combine with the melted chocolate-butter mixture.
    5. Eventually add the beetroot mix to the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the mix into the prepared tin.
    6. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes.

    To serve...

    Decorate by dusting with icing sugar or it is delicious served warm with custard. For a healthier option serve with creme fraiche.

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    Reviews (10)

    Dichroicdazzle
    7

    I've made this before and it is a hit with the kids and everyone who's tried it. Whether they like beetroot or not. The beetroot jusrt makes it a really moist cake. The better the chocolate used the better it tastes too. I would highly recomend trying this! - 15 May 2009

    cheesemite
    5

    Absolutely delicious. A gorgeous color, very moist. - 25 Jul 2010

    skm946
    by
    3

    made and decorated with mini easter eggs, came out really good. - 22 Apr 2011

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