Beetroot Chocolate Cake

I saw a programme on TV where they were making Beetroot cake and was instantly intrigued. I like vegetables but beetroot is potentially one of my least favourite, far too earthy for me, however chocolate is one of my favourite things ever so I decided that a chocolate beetroot cake had the potential to be quite nice.

I’m really no baking queen so went for the easiest recipe I found which was the Blitz and Bake Beetroot cake on the BBC Good Food Website. It was really easy to make, I simply put all the ingredients together in a food processor, blitzed and baked in the oven for an hour. I didn’t actually have the right tin for it so it ended up a little over cooked but was still really delicious and there was no beetroot taste at all, just a great chocolate cake! I was tempted to say that it’s a healthier alternative but there is still quite a lot of sugar so it probably isn’t.

Beetroot cake is also quite a nice conversation starter too since most people don’t put veggies (other than carrots) in their chocolate cake! What other unusual cakes have you had recently?

I’ve also spotted a few more Blitz & Bake recipes which I’m tempted to try next…


  1. 14th October 2015 / 2:52 am

    Ooooh I love beetroot but must admit I can't quite imagine it with chocolate so I'm a bit relieved that you can't actually taste it. I'll be trying this recipe out! Thanks!
    I find adding vegetables really make cakes more moist

  2. 14th October 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I love cakes with veggies in, I sneak all sorts in mine, courgettes are pretty good in vanilla sponge with cream cheese icing 🙂
    I've been getting right into cooking at the moment and have using the Thug Kitchen cookbook recently its really good. I haven't tried any deserts from it yet though.


  3. 14th October 2015 / 11:37 pm

    this sounds so nice! I'm pretty sure this recipe was mentioned in a programme I have seen recently too – will definitely give it a try 🙂


  4. 25th October 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Ooooh, this sounds incredible. I had no idea beetroot chocolate cake even a thing. But this sounds SO tasty x

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