Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Since it's the fourth birthday of this humble blog a cake is in order.  :)
This cake is very moist and chocolate-y and it's hard to tell by taste that it contains beetroot.

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Adapted from Tender Vol. I by Nigel Slater


250 g beetroot
200 g dark chocolate
4 Tbsp hot coffee
200 g butter
135 g flour
heaped tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
5 eggs
190 g caster sugar


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20-cm spring form with parchment paper. Cook the beetroot in unsalted water until tender, about 30-40 minutes. Drain and let cool. Then peel the beetroot and blitz into a coarse purée. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Melt the chocolate over a water bath. Add the coffee and the butter in small portions. Remove from the water bath. Separate the eggs and beat the whites until stiff and fold in the sugar. Stir the yolks into the slightly cooled chocolate mixture, then fold in the beetroot. Fold in the egg whites and lastly fold in the flour mix. Transfer the dough into the spring form and bake for about forty minutes. The center of the cake should still be wobly.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

What an excellent reason to celebrate! This cake looks so rich and fudgy.