Sunday, April 1, 2012

Roasted Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

Beetroot and Chocolate cake
original recipe here

Although a *messy* endeavour, totally worth it!

I spent most of the day out in the garden yesterday - autumn gardening - and pulling up all of the bulls blood beetroot.

The evening they spent slowly roasting away in olive oil and balsamic and I just turned the oven off before bed.

This morning we had a hankering for chocolate!

I doubled this original recipe and used a bit of coconut oil in place of macadamia oil. What's the point of making a cake if there's not enough for a few rounds of guests and maybe a slice or two in the freezer?

Blitz and Bake beetroot and chocolate cake

175g roasted peeled and roughly chopped cooked beetroot
200g spelt flour
1T baking powder
100g cocoa
250g raw sugar
3 eggs
2t vanilla
150ml Macadamia oil
50 ml melted coconut oil
100g dark chocolate

blitz up the beetroot until it's in fine pieces in the food processor.

add all the rest of the ingredients except for the oils and chocolate. Process till smooth, then add the oils slowly - as if emulsifying like a mayonnaise.  Stir in chopped up chocolate at the end and pour into a loaf pan.

Bake at 190C for an hour or until firm centre.  Rest and slice when still warm.  We served ours with yoghurt. Delish.


Jane @ Shady Baker said...

Yum! I have just planted beetroot for the first time Amy...looking forward to trying this recipe down the track. How cool is the icing sugar fork, love it :)

dixiebelle said...

This looks so good! I have a couple of beetroot that need pulling out... this could be their fate!

Fiona said...

We're just discovering the delights of coconut oil. Hope you're keeping well. Am yet to try beetroot and chocolate, but keep hearing what a wonderful combination it is. I'm still revelling in your banana cake which is a firm family favourite.

lesley said...

That looks way better than the tapioca I made last night.

Anonymous said...

I'm growing some beetroot now. Can't wait until I can have a go at this cake! Hope you guys have a nice Easter.
- Nicole

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy, Just looked in on your blog, yum, that cake looks delicious, especially so when our cake tins are empty! Perhaps beetroot planting next Year for us.
Love Bronwyn (Nic's Mum) x

kate.o.d said...

Hi Amy,
I visited your farm this weekend with the Fishypalooza gang, then found your blog by a simple google search. Thank you so much for showing us around - I had a ball.