Not So Velvety Beet-Chocolate Cake

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Niloufar Doroud

Community Member

“This cake is a bit crumbly due to the grated raw beets. I like it as it is but if you prefer a smoother texture, process the grated beets with an immersion blender. If avoiding alcohol, replace the red wine with a mixture of beet juice and vinegar.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
35
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-10+
250 g Raw Beetroot
Egg
100 g Sugar
75 g Oil
75 g Full-Fat Yogurt
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
25 g Salted Caramel
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp White Pepper
40 g Red Wine
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
250 g Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
40 g Dark/Milk Chocolate, chopped
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • grater
  • springform pan (8 in.)
  • parchment paper
  • whisk
  • sieve
  • rubber spatula
  • wire rack
  • cake platter
  • Step 1/7

    • 250 g Raw Beetroot
    • grater
    • springform pan (8 in.)
    • parchment paper

    Grate the beets in a bowl and set aside. Lightly grease an springform pan, dust with flour and cover the bottom with a round parchment paper. Heat the oven to 180 C.

  • Step 2/7

    • Egg
    • 100 g Sugar
    • 75 g Oil
    • 75 g Full-Fat Yogurt
    • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 25 g Salted Caramel
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • ½ tsp White Pepper
    • whisk

    Whisk the egg, sugar and oil until creamy. Add in the yogurt, caramel, vanilla extract, salt and pepper.

  • Step 3/7

    • 40 g Red Wine
    • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

    Stir in the wine followed by the cocoa powder. Whisk to combine.

  • Step 4/7

    • 250 g Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking Powder
    • ½ tsp Baking Soda
    • sieve
    • rubber spatula

    Sift half of the flour into the batter. Fold in the beets. Sift the remaining flour, baking powder and soda. Fold until no visible flour remains.

  • Step 5/7

    • 40 g Dark/Milk Chocolate, chopped

    Pour the batter into the prepared pan and level the surface. Scatter the chopped chocolate over the top. Bake for 30-35 min. until well risen and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  • Step 6/7

    • wire rack

    Let cool in its pan for a quarter or so, then release the sides and let it cool onto a rack until set.

  • Step 7/7

    Transfer onto a cake platter. Enjoy with a cup of strong coffee, creamy hot chocolate, or an elegant glass of red wine. Cheers!
    • cake platter

    Transfer onto a cake platter. Enjoy with a cup of strong coffee, creamy hot chocolate, or an elegant glass of red wine. Cheers!

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