Chocolate Beetroot Cake, Gluten Free 

Vegetables in a cake?? I hear you cry, well before you shudder in horror bear with me, you will be amazed at the end results.  The beetroot produces a wonderfully moist rich textured cake, that is also great served warm with cream or custard as a pudding. 

  

Ingredients 

  • 50g  cocoa powder
  • 175g plain flour, I used Doves Farm gluten free. 
  • 1½tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 250g cooked beetroot
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 200ml sunflower oil
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped I used kinnerton which is nut free. 

Method 

  • Pre heat your oven to 180 c 
  • Place the cooked beetroot and oil in a blender and blend until fairly smooth, slowly add the eggs one at a time and blend. 
  • Add the sugar and mix
  • I combine all the dry ingredients in another bowl, then make a well in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Mix together and fold in the chocolate 
  • Pour into a lined 8inch cake tin, you can use a loaf tin as well.
  • Bake for roughly 45 minutes or until a inserted skewer comes out clean. 

I hope you enjoy this cake, if you have tried any other veg based cakes them let me know in the comments. 
Gemma 

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