Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret

This recipe was provided by Rachel's.

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient. Hello friends. So how are you today? Cake anyone? A devilishly dark chocolate cake with a secret ingredient. so yummy.

Indulging in a slice of chocolate and beetroot cake is like embarking on a delightful adventure for your taste buds.

This decadent treat boasts a secret ingredient that sets it apart from your typical dessert fare – Rachel’s Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt.

Surprisingly, the earthy sweetness of this vibrant root vegetable adds a unique depth to the rich, velvety chocolate cake, creating a harmonious symphony of flavours.

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient.

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient:

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient:

With a hidden ingredient, a devilishly dark chocolate cake. So delicious.

It’s a culinary masterpiece where the lusciousness of chocolate meets the wholesome goodness of beets, resulting in a dessert that’s not only delicious but also mysteriously nutritious.

Each bite is a revelation, a sweet escape into a world of delightful contradictions, and a reminder that the best treats often come with a surprise twist.

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient.

Serves: 8 – 10 slices

Preparation And Cooking Time: 1 hour ​

Ingredients: ​

  • 250g fresh, cooked and peeled beetroot ​
  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) ​
  • 4tbsp hot espresso coffee ​
  • 200g butter ​
  • 110g plain flour ​
  • 25g ground almonds ​
  • 1tsp baking powder ​
  • 3tbsp cocoa powder ​
  • 5 eggs, separated ​
  • 190g golden caster sugar ​
  • 80g Rachel’s Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt ​

Ingredients For The Chocolate Ganache: ​

  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) ​
  • 285ml double cream
Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient.

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient:

Method: ​

  1. Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 190◦C/350◦F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line an eight-inch round loose bottom or spring-form tin and line with a disc of greaseproof paper. ​
  2. Blend the beetroot in a food processer until a rough puree is achieved. ​
  3. Carefully melt the chocolate and hot espresso coffee, in a bowl suspended over a pan of boiling water. Add the butter into the bowl to allow it to soften slightly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. ​
  4. Sift the flour into the chocolate and butter mixture, before adding the ground almonds, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Mix well. ​Separate the eggs, then whisk the egg yolks in a bowl until pale and creamy. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks are formed and then add in the sugar. ​
  5. Stir the beetroot puree into the beaten egg yolks, before adding the chocolate mixture from step 5 into the bowl. Fold gently, add the yogurt and stir again.
  6. Add the egg white and sugar mix and gently fold in until all the ingredients are fully combined to form your cake mixture. ​

Baking:

To Bake:

  1. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes (or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean) Allow the cake to completely cool in the tin and then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Remove the greaseproof paper if necessary. ​
  2. To make the chocolate ganache, break the chocolate chunks into a bowl. Gently heat the cream until just boiling, remove from the heat and then pour the hot cream over the chocolate pieces. Continue to stir until the chocolate is entirely melted. ​
  3. Pour the chocolate ganache over the cake and allow it to flow across the top and down the sides. Use a palette knife to help achieve a smooth, even texture. ​
  4.  Last but not least, allow to set, leaving overnight for best results.
Secret Ingredient

Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With A Secret Ingredient:

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Do you also fancy making a cake? Because I know I do! Updated Post. First Published Here 26th November 2015. Also great for afternoon tea.

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10 Comments

  1. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    14 February 2022 / 19:34

    Beets are amazing! So versatile. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope your week is awesome – and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Heather
    14 September 2021 / 15:04

    That looks amazing and I don’t like beets!

  3. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    3 December 2015 / 06:35

    Looks so decadent & inviting! YUM!

  4. Winnie
    28 November 2015 / 16:15

    FANTASTIC looking cake :)I've made a similar cake, so I know it tastes great

  5. Kezzie
    26 November 2015 / 20:12

    Mmmmm, yes, I WOULD like a slice, thank you very much!x

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