Don’t fret if you’re not a huge beetroot fan, in this cake it was virtually undetectable, even by the biggest hater of beetroot I know! As for the frosting, you won’t believe it contains yogurt, it’s the easiest and most delicious chocolate frosting I’ve ever tried and I don’t think I’ll ever make a chocolate butter cream ever again!
For the cake:
- 300g grated beetroot
- 3 eggs
- 100ml vegetable oil
- 250g muscovado sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 100g self raising flour
- 25g coconut flour/ ground almonds
- 100g dark chocolate
- 100g milk chocolate
- 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1 tsp baking soda
- butter to line the cake pan
Preheat the oven to 160 for fan forced or 180 otherwise.
Peel and grate the beetroot and set aside.
With an electric beater beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla essence.
Sift all the dry ingredients together (not including the coconut flour/ ground almonds as they may not pass through the sieve).
Over a double boiler (in glass bowl over a pan of hot water) melt the dark and milk chocolate then leave aside to cool so as not to cook the eggs when added to the mixture.
Add wet and dry mixture together then fold through the beetroot, finally add the melted chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly but not vigourously.
Grease a 22cm/ 8.5 inch round cake pan with butter.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, check the cake is done by inserting a clean knife, if it comes out clean, it’s done! 🙂
For the frosting:
- 100g dark chocolate (at least 70%)
- 100g icing sugar
- 100g full cream greek yogurt
Melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler (glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water).
Remove from the heat then add in the icing sugar, quickly stir through the yogurt vigourously- you will need to be fast as the cold yogurt will make the warm melted chocolate set a little.
You can set this mixture aside in a cool or refrigerated area if you’d like it to set further before working with it.
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