Recipe : Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

I received Beetroots in my Veg Box the other week. Despite signing up to the Veg Box to encourage more healthy eating I decided to make a Beetroot & Chocolate cake - whoops. It was absolutely amazing and isn't as bad as a normal chocolate cake, it may even be one of your five a day! It was also super easy to make.

You will need :

For the cake
175g plain flour
10g baking powder
75g cocoa powder
225g caster sugar
3 eggs
225g raw beetroot (roasted, peeled and chopped)
200ml oil

For the ganache
250g dark chocolate
250ml double cream

The cake

Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 6, grease a cake tin. 
Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar into a bowl.

Blend eggs, beetroot and oil until smooth (I used a stick blender).

Fold the beetroot mixture into the dry ingredients. Bake for 40 minutes in the centre of the oven.

The ganache

Pour the double cream into a saucepan and simmer gently until just before boiling point. 

Break up your chocolate and put into a mixing bowl, pour the cream over the chocolate and gently mix until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture has blended. You have just made the most amazing chocolate icing EVER. Fact.

Once the cake has cooled cover it with lashes of ganache. If you're like me don't worry about presentation skills - the truth is in the tasting after all! 


  1. I would never have thought to add beetroot to a cake but that cake looks like really yummy! x

    1. It is an odd combination but it is a good combination :) x

  2. Ooh that looks yummy! Can you taste much of the beetroot? My hubs hates it but I was thinking if I could disguise it....! Lovely blog BTW, you like a lot of the same things as me! Will follow.

    Vicky x

    1. It was delicious, we couldn't taste the beetroot at all, it was just really rich and yummy, your husband would never know ;-p

      Thank you :) I'm off to pay your blog a visit now. x

  3. This looks yummy, I have seen cake recipes with beetroot but have been very dubious about trying it out though

    1. Don't be, you can't taste the beetroot and it is lovely. x

  4. Ooh yum. I love anything chocolately! I've never tried beetroot in a cake before - will have to try it! xx


    1. If you love chocolately things you'll love this :) x


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