Sunday, 7 July 2013

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

I love that Beetroots are in season now and I love to research what to make with them, that is were I stumbled across the idea to put beets in a cake. Beetroot and chocolate together is such a unusual flavour but somehow it works. Some baking to lift my mood was very much on the cards today as I remember with a heavy heart that our little girl Lillian who would have been 5 months today.

85g Dark Chocolate- melted
3 medium eggs
300g Brown Sugar
240g Butter
300g Beetroot
1 tbs vanilla essence
30g Cocoa Powder
200g Almond Meal or plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Oven at 180c Grease cake tin.
Cook Beetroot in boiling water for about 40 minutes, drain and rinse with cool water, when cool to touch rub off skin. mash or put in blender. set aside.
In a large bowl whisk eggs, butter and sugar together, slowly add beetroot and melted chocolate, vanilla into egg mixture.
Sift Cocoa and add almond meal, baking powder and salt into beetroot mixture, fold in but don't over mix batter.
Spoon mixture into greased cake tin and bake for 50 minutes may need longer depending on your oven.  Check by putting a fork in cake if it comes out clean its ready. Wait till cooled to put icing on cake.

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