Chocolate and beetroot cake, that is so interesting and pretty too!


180 ml sunflower oil
190 self raising flour
60 g. cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
250 grs sugar
250 grs. beetroot cooked
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


250 icing sugar
reserved beetroot juice
25 g. white chocolate broken into pieces
25 g dark chocolate broken into pieces


Preheat the oven to 180 °c

Lightly oil a 20 cm diameter  round cake tin and  the base with baking parchment.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate  and stir in the sugar.

In a food procesor or a blender purée the beet, then scrape into sieve  set over a bowl and put out the juices with the back of a spoon. Reseve the juices for the icing.

In a bowl place the beet root pulp  and add the eggs and vanilla
then slowly add the oil, Mix well.

In other bowl place the dry ingredients and mix with beetroom mixture and with a large spoon gently fold together.

Pour into the tin and bake by  40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes clean.
Remove the cake from the oven  leave by 10 minutes  then turn into a wire rack until completely cold.


Place the icing sugar into a bowl.Stir in a few drops of the reserved beetroot juice (or pink food colouring) the icing should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If not add water drop by drop until you achieve the correct consistency.

Pour the icing over the cake and let dry by 1 hour.
melt white chocolate to bain marie then spoon into a piping bag.
Repeat with the dark chocolate .
Drizzle and flick both colurs all over your cake , garnish how you like. Set aside again by 1 hour.

By @gloria.baker.587 .
Thanks for inspiring us!
You can see the recipe here: canelakitchen.blogspot.com

Similar Articles

Most Popular

Such a wonderful asparagus tart! Definitely a must have during the asparagus season,

We really love this asparagus cake I made a while ago, the dough is absolutely delicious so I plan to try it on other...

Scallion Pancakes – They are a unique flatbread in that they are pan-fried, but made from a dough that’s kneaded and shaped rather than...

Ingredients: 3 cups cake flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons corn oil 1 3/4 cups boiling water 1/4 cup or more all-purpose flour, if necessary, for...

It’s an easy peasy recipe. It bakes for quite a while and gets all nice and crunchy

One of those casseroles you like to scrape the empty dish to make certain you got all the good stuff. Ingredients: 2 pounds veal cut in...

Delicious Rum and raisins Cupcakes – What a perfect combination for a cupcake!

INGREDIENTS (10 cupcakes) 200 g caster sugar 150 g. butter 200 g. all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 40 g cornflour 3 medium eggs 30 ml milk 1 teaspoon...

Made with simple, healthier ingredients.. Nut butter buckwheat cookies

Ingredients 250g nut butter (I used almond & walnut) 1/3 buckwheat flour 2 tablespoons honey 2 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence pinch of salt nuts to garnish Directions...

vegetables and cheese mini quiches – These mini quiches are delicious simples and healthy.

Ingredients  4 quiches crust (recipe below) 1 little onion 1/4 red pepper 1 or 2 zucchini 1 tomato 60 grs. fresh or freeze spinachs 40 grames parmesan cheese 30 grames mozarella cheese or...

Rice salad with tuna and corn – is a fantastic, cool and delicious rice salad

INGREDIENTS 2 cans of tuna 2 fl. ch. canned corn 1 packet of wild rice 5 small diced radishes 1 fresh onion, finely chopped 1/2 fl. ch. chopped dill salt and...

Do you have sweet memories of childhood desserts? Lemon Sunshine

Easy to make, sweet, airy and lemony in your mouth. Ingredients: 3 eggs, separated1/2 cup sugar1 lemon, grated and juiced1 teaspoon gelatin1/4 cup cold water1/2 cup...