Baking, Something sweet

Healthy chocolate and beetroot cake


This is based on a great recipe from the Green Kitchen Stories blog. It’s a healthy chocolate cake using beetroot, olive oil and honey. It makes a nice moist earthy chocolate cake.

So what do you need?

  • 150ml olive oil
  • 120 ml honey (or maple syrup)
  • 100g plain (70% cocoa) chocolate
  • a pinch of salt
  • 250g grated raw beetroot
  • 125g of sour cream
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

For icing (optional)

  • 25g sour cream
  • 50 g chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. honey

So what do you do?

First preheat your oven to 175 degrees C / 350 F. Then in a medium / large saucepan warm the olive oil and honey and break in the chocolate and warm until the chocolate melts. Then add a pinch of salt and the sour cream and mix it in. (The pot of sour cream I bought was 145g so I saved about 25g to make some chocolate icing.) Then add the grated beetroot and mix it into the chocolate. Next sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix them into the chocolate mixture. Grease a 23 cm bunt tin with olive oil and pour the cake mixture in. Chook for about 35 mins. until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To serve either dust withy icing sugar or make a chocolate icing by meting some chocolate in a bowl over some hot water, then mix in sour cream and honey and drizzle / spread it over the cake.




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  1. Pingback: Double choc & beetroot cookies | copymydinner

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