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Dark chocolate and beetroot cake

Chocolate beetroot cake

Published: July 8, 2020 at 11:48 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

Beetroot adds earthiness and a deep-purple hue to this chocolate bake, best served with a great big dollop of crème fraîche

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal416
fat25.6g
saturates14.9g
carbs37.4g
sugars21.6g
fibre4g
protein7.1g
salt0.3g
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Try our beetroot cake recipe then check out more beetroot ideas. Looking for other veggie cake recipes? Make our avocado and courgette cake and chocolate courgette cake.

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for the tin
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • (look for unflavoured vac-packed) 250g cooked beetroot, roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g soft light brown sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • to serve (optional) crème fraîche

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a deep 23cm springform cake tin with baking paper.

  • STEP 2

    Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl set over but not touching a pan of gently simmering water. Take off the heat and cool a little.

  • STEP 3

    Put the beetroot in a food processor or high-speed blender and whizz to a purée. Add the eggs and sugar, and whizz again.

  • STEP 4

    Put the flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix together. Stir in the beetroot purée, then the chocolate-butter mixture until you have a uniform batter. Scoop into the tin and level out. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until risen.

  • STEP 5

    Leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes then unclip and leave to cool completely. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche, if you like.

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