Chocolate beetroot cake

Chocolate beetroot cake

A decadent and rich moist cake that everyone will love. They'll never guess the secret ingredient.

By , 21 September 2015
Chocolate beetroot cake
  • Ready in: 150 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 40p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 121g serving contains
  • Fat 23.8
    34%
  • Sat Fat 14.3
    72%
  • Sugar 36.8
    41%
  • Salt 0.3
    5%
  • Cals 448
    22%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1550kJ/370kcal.
Ingredients
  • 175g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken up
  • 250g Asda Organic Vacuum-Packed Cooked Beetroot
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 100g Asda Drinking Chocolate Powder
  • 225g Asda self-raising flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g Asda White Chocolate
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line the base and butter the sides of a 19-20cm loose-based cake tin.

  • Put the dark chocolate and 125g of the butter in a bowl and stand over a pan of simmering water - make sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Leave until melted, then stir to mix. Remove the bowl from the pan and set aside.

  • Purée the beetroot and juices. Beat the eggs and mix with the beetroot. Sift the drinking chocolate and flour into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and the chocolate and beetroot mixes.

  • Pour into the tin and bake for an hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool.

  • Melt the white chocolate and remaining butter as in step 2. Spread on top and chill for 20 minutes to set.