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LeaderBrand Beetroot Chocolate Cake LeaderBrand Beetroot Chocolate Cake

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

This cake is delicious! And Can easily be made dairy free!

Ready in 1 hour 45 minutes, serves 12.

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC on bake.
2. Grease and line the base of a 23cm spring-form cake tin with paper.
3. In a large bowl place the first four ingredients and mix, giving it a good stir.
4. Sift the next six ingredients into another bowl.
5. Add the ­flour mix to the wet ingredients, alternating with the grated beetroot.
6. Mix together lightly and place in the tin. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Test this cake while it’s baking with a skewer or sharp knife – it can look cooked, but the middle may still be raw. Leave to cool in the tin and then remove to ice.

Make a Beetroot chocolate ganache by melting 125g dark chocolate and ½ cup juiced beetroot together. Heat gently, then pour over the cake.

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Pure'n Ezy Beetroot


Pure and simple with nothing added, our beetroot is 100% grown, packaged, and perfectly cooked here in New Zealand.

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Serving size: 125 g Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  257 kJ 206 kJ
Protein 2.8 g 2.2 g
Fat, total 0.2 g 0.1 g
– saturated 0.03 g 0.02 g
Carbohydrate 12 g 9.6 g
– sugars 10.4 g 8.3 g
Dietary fibre 3.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 72 mg 58 mg
Folate 76 µg (38% RDI*) 61 µg
Niacin (vitamin B3) 1.1 mg (11% RDI*) 0.8 mg
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg (25% RDI*) 0.3 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

timer Total time 110 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 20 mins timer Cook time 90 mins people Serving 1 cake info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 2 cups LeaderBrand Pure’n Ezy Beetroot
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ­flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup Dutch cocoa
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (DF or use +50% Whitakers which is Dairy Free)
  • 1 tsp salt

Icing – Chocolate Beetroot Ganache

  • 125g dark chocolate
  • ½ cup Beetroot juice
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