Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Cake


Prep time: 
30 minutes


Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Cake


  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter, melted
  • 200g flour
  • 200g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa
  • 250g beetroot
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • icing sugar for dusting


Pre heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm loose bottomed cake tin. Boil the fresh beetroot until tender. Cool them. Chop the beetroot into quarters and puree in a food processor. Break the chocolate into small pieces and put to one side - some larger pieces will give the cake a great texture. Add the remaining ingredients, including the broken chocolate, to the processor and whizz until well mixed. Pour into the prepared cake tin and lightly level out the surface. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The surface of the cake may have cracked a little. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the tin before removing to a cooling rack. Dust lightly with icing sugar or melts some extra chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cooled cake, and serve in wedges. For dessert, this cake is great with a little crème fraiche on the side.


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