21 May 2014

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

You all probably are familiar to cakes made with a vegetable such as carrot, crougette or pumpkin, but it is really funny to see the face of some people when you say the cake has been made with beetroot. The best is to appreciate their face once they tasted the cake. You know already what I´m talking about. So that happend to me as well with this chocolate beetroot cake. I love it, specially the moisture and the instense chocolate flavour. 

Chocolate Beetroot Cake
makes a 20 cm round pan
200 g dark chocolate 
150 g light brown sugar 
80 g vegetable oil 
2 large eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla paste 
100 g flour 
1 tablespoon cocoa powder 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
1 pinch of salt 
200 g cooked beetroot

Preheat oven to 180ยบ and grease the pan with spray or butter. 
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and set aside to cool. Blend the beetroot, it is not necessary to make a puree, you can also grate it.
Sift the flour, the cocoa, the salt, the baking powder and bicarbonate in a bowl and set a side.
In a seperate bowl mix the sugar and the oil until light and fluffy, add the eggs one at the time, add the vanilla and mix it well.
Add the sifted ingredients and mix gently just until incorporated.  Finally add the beetroot and the chocolate and mix it with an spatula.
Pour the mixture in a greased pan and bake it for 40-50 minutes or until you insert a skewer it wil come out almos clean of crumbs.
Remove from the oven and let the cake cool down for 10 minutes in the pan, transfer it later to a wire rack.

chocolate ganache:
100 g dark chocolate
150 g heavy cream

Put the cream in a saucepan over medium heat and heat until just strats to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chopped. Stir until chocolate has completly melted. 

Have a nice week  

1 comment:

  1. Love beetroot cake! Also love these photos! Have a great week xoxo