A $10 CONTRIBUTION TO THE SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE CHARGED AT THE CHECKOUT* (does not include remote shipping)

Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

August 21, 2018

Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

Beetroot has been very plentiful and cheap at the market lately, so I took advantage of that to try adapting a recipe I was given many years ago for a Beetroot and Chocolate Cake to a delicious moist gluten free variation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Butter or substitute (I used a light olive oil spread for the pictured cake)
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups pureed cooked beetroot
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour (I used the Live Free Gluten Free pastry blend)
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao (Ceres Organics)
  • 2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180c
  • Grease and flour a fluted ring tin
  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add eggs one at a time,beating very well in between
  • Add the beetroot and vanilla and beat well. The mixture will appear to separate, but don’t worry, it’s fine.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
  • Pour into the prepared din and cook for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack to completely cool.
  • Dust with icing sugar.
  • Enjoy.




Also in Recipes

Filled Gluten Free Sponge
Gluten Free Sponge Cake

August 22, 2019

Gluten Free sponge cakes are not the easiest to perfect, but having a good basic recipe to start with helps immensely. The basis for this sponge was given to me by my brother in law who used to be a chef, and a very good one too. I've filled in the 'blanks' where he didn't tell me what temperature or how long to cook it, and adapted it to gluten free flour.

Continue Reading

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

August 17, 2019

Continue Reading

Passionfruit Cake
Passionfruit Cake

July 25, 2019

We have recently had a glut of passionfruit, and after making passionfruit jam and passionfruit butter, one of my friends made a comment about passionfruit cake. I don't know if she was thinking more along the lines of a sponge with passionfruit icing, but what immediately came to my mind was a moist syrupy Middle Eastern style cake, so I set about making one. Loosely based on that old gluten free favourite, orange and almond cake, I think the addition of LSA mix gives it a lovely slightly nu...

Continue Reading