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Chocolate beetroot cake.

Sometimes we just need to eat cake!! Chocolate cake especially!

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz

This recipe is really easy to make, and knowing that there is some form of nutritious vegetable in the cake is a 'Brucie bonus'. I know lots of people aren't beetroot fans, with it's very 'earthy' flavour, however, they will never know that it's in this cake - you just can't tell. Beetroot is full of fibre and essential vitamins such as folate, vitamin C, and manganese. I can't promise that the cake will provide a large dose of these, but as one of our favourite supermarkets that inspired this recipe says,

every little helps!

50g cocoa powder

175g plain flour

1½ tsp baking powder

200g coconut sugar

250g cooked beetroot (I bought it ready steamed in a packet - save yourself the pink fingers!!)

3 medium eggs

200ml coconut oil

100g dark chocolate, finely chopped

icing sugar (for dusting)

  • Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C, then grease and line the bottom of a 23cm springform cake tin. Sieve the cocoa, flour, baking powder and sugar into a large mixing bowl.

  • Drain and halve the beetroot, then blend in a food processor. With the machine running, add the eggs one at a time, then pour in the oil. Blend the mixture until the liquid is just smooth.

  • Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix in the chopped chocolate. Pour into the tin and cook for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  • Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes, then turn out and leave to cool. Dust the cake with icing sugar before serving.


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