Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Dec 16, 2020

Serves: 12 pieces

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Cake

500 gm grated, fresh beetroot (peeled)

1 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil

1 cup brown sugar (I used coconut)

1 ts vanilla bean paste or powder

3 eggs

1 1/4 cups of self-raising flour

1/4 cup of raw cacao

1/2 ts bi-carb soda

Icing

1 400 gm tin of coconut cream, refrigerated

2 tbs raw cacao

2 tbs coconut nectar or maple syrup

1 tbs arrowroot powder, if needed to thicken

METHOD:

Wash and peel your fresh beets, grate them and then weigh out 500 gm into a large bowl.

Place oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a food processor and blitz until thick and fluffy. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of grated beetroot, then stir in the sifted remaining dry ingredients.

Pour into your pre-prepared cake tin. Put on the bottom shelf of your oven and cook for 45-50 minutes until cooked.

Put the whole tin of cooled coconut cream into a bowl, beat with an electric hand mixer (or whatever you like to use) until light and fluffy.

Add cacao, sweetener, and arrowroot (if using) and whip again until smooth and combined. Serve with raspberries and coconut cream Icing.

TIPS:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C

Line and grease a 20 cm springform tin

Will keep in a container for up to a week! (keep in the fridge if you ice it)

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