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Not So Velvety Beet-Chocolate Cake

Not So Velvety Beet-Chocolate Cake

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Niloufar Doroud

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"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 👌
Preparation
25 min
Baking
35 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
50 g
Raw Beetroot
¼
Egg
20 g
Sugar
15 g
Oil
15 g
Full-Fat Yogurt
tsp
Vanilla Extract
5 g
Salted Caramel
tsp
Salt
tsp
White Pepper
8 g
Red Wine
tbsp
Cocoa Powder
50 g
Flour
¼ tsp
Baking Powder
tsp
Baking Soda
8 g
Dark/Milk Chocolate, chopped

Utensils

grater, springform pan (8 in.), parchment paper, whisk, sieve, rubber spatula, wire rack, cake platter

  • Step 1/ 7

    • 50 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

    • ¼ Egg
    • 20 g Sugar
    • 15 g Oil
    • 15 g Full-Fat Yogurt
    • tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 5 g Salted Caramel
    • tsp Salt
    • 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

    • 8 g Red Wine
    • tbsp Cocoa Powder

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

  • Step 4/ 7

    • 50 g Flour
    • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
    • 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

    • 8 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!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Not So Velvety Beet-Chocolate Cake

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