Chocolate Beetroot Cake
Recipe type: cakes and bakes
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Serves: 10slices
it looks like a chocolate cake, it smells like a chocolate tastes like a chocolate cake. Dense, moist and very moorish the beetroot gives this chocolate cake a dense texture and lovely red velvet tinge.
  • 1 large cooked beetroot (approx 175g)
  • 100g dark chocolate, minimum70% cocoa
  • 11/2 tbs strong coffee
  • 200ml maple syrup/raw honey/xylitol
  • 150g plain unrefined flour (I used ½ wholemeal & ½ spelt)
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 75g cocoa
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3 free range eggs, beaten
  • 100ml organic sunflower oil
  • 100ml natural yoghurt
  1. preheat the oven to 375f/190c
  2. place the maple syrup, dark chocolate and coffee in a saucepan, warm gently and stir to melt the chocolate, take off the heat and allow to cool slightly
  3. blend the beetroot coarsely in a food processor, alternatively grate
  4. sieve the flour, ground almond, baking powder and cocoa into a large mixing bowl
  5. stir the oil and yoghurt into the beaten egg and add to the maple syrup mixture along with the blended beetroot stir.
  6. finally fold in the dry mixture and pour into a 900g loaf tin
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45mins-1hr until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean
  8. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling tray.
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