Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mid-week cooking: Chocolate and Beetroot Cake recipe

This week I am cooking something thatI have already share on this blog which is my lasagna recipe...  and since Dan and I have been keeping it simple this week, i.e . so far dinner this week has consisted of tuna, pasta and pesto (Monday); bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon, and last night we order pizza from crust.  So there was not much mid week cooking this week so I thought I would share a favourite baking recipe of mine.

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake recipe
Prep time: 30 mins    Cook time:50 mins  serves: 8
100 g drinking chocolate
230g self-raising flour
200g caster sugar
100g dark chocolate, minimum 60% cocoa solids broken into pieces
125g unsalted butter
259g cooked beetroot, grated
3 large eggs

1 . Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter and flour a 18cm round cake tin
2. Sift flour and drinking chocolate together in a bowl, then stir in the sugar
3. in a bowl suspended over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter
4. add the beetroot and the eggs and mix well
5. add the beetroot mix to the dry ingredients and mix well
6. place mixture into cake tin and cook for 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for ten minutes
7. decorate by shifting some icing sugar over the top

This cake is very simple to make and very moist and chocolaty.


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