Ultimate Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

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    This Ultimate Beetroot & Chocolate Cake is perfect for Valentine's Day. The rich coco and beetroot complement each other perfectly, just like you and your Valentine. Enjoy! 

    Ultimate Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

    • 250g plain cooked (vacuum packed) beetroot, drained & pureed
    • 200g quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 200g plain flour 
    • 200g unsalted butter*, melted
    • 100g dark brown sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2tbsp cocoa powder
    • 2tsp baking powder 
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • Icing sugar for dusting
    How to make ultimate beetroot and Chocolate cake.
    1. Pre heat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm loose bottomed cake tin.
    2. Break the chocolate into pieces and put in a food processor. Blitz until crumbed but not totally powdered - some larger pieces will give the cake a great texture.
    3. Add the beetroot and blend together. Then add the remaining ingredients to the processor and whizz until well mixed. Pour into the prepared cake tin and lightly level out the surface.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The surface of the cake may have cracked a little. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the tin before removing to a cooling rack. 
    5. Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve in wedges. For dessert, this cake is great with a little crème fraiche on the side

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