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Birdie Wife

  • Joined Oct 2008
Chocolate and beetroot cake
« on: October 17, 2008, 11:47:33 am »
As Hugh FW nicked my idea for chocolate beetroot brownies on his programme last night  ;)  ;D here's my recipe for chocolate beetroot cake instead.  Made it last night, very moist and more-ish with a dense but not heavy texture.

175g butter
175g caster sugar (you could use soft brown sugar intsead for a more fudgey flavour)
3 free range eggs
50g cocoa
125g S-R flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
75g dark chocolate, melted
1 large fresh beetroot, about the size of a tennis ball (the sort that's been forgotten in the garden and is now too big for roasting or pickling  ::)), grated finely

Cream together the butter and sugar and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Sift in the cocoa, flour and baking powder and fold in.  Fold in the melted chocolate and finely grated beetroot and transfer to a 1 1/2 - 2lb loaf tin or equivalent cake tin (probably a deep 8" tin) and bake at 160degC for about an hour and 15 mins until done.  Cool in the tin.


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Chocolate and beetroot cake
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 11:52:11 am »
i was watching that too lol
not sure if i'll eat it but i'll make it for the others :)


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