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Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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This is the recipe I make a lot of during winter when fresh beetroot is plentiful. It sounds weird, but it's delicious. Even my "No-veges" friend loves it!


Serves: approx 6 to 8

  • 500 superfine sugar
  • 375 canola oil
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 500 mashed beets
  • 625 all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 125 unsweetened cocoa
  • vanilla extract


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  • Cook beet until soft, then peel and mash till smooth.
  • Mix together sugar, oil and eggs then add mashed beet and vanilla.
  • Sift together flour, bicarb soda, salt and unsweetened cocoa, then add sugar, oil mix. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into prepared pan. (I use a square one, simply because I like to serve it in square pieces).
  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees for fan forced) for 45 minutes. Ice when cold.
  • Additional Information

    The sugar, oil, eggs mix looks a bit off putting, but I promise you it's all worth it in the end. I also have a really yummy chocolate fudge frosting recipe that goes really well with this cake.

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