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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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Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 257/61 206/49
Protein (g) 2.8 2.2
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.1
– saturated (g) 0.03 0.02
Carbohydrate (g) 12 9.6
– sugars (g) 10.4 8.3
Fibre (g) 3.0 2.4
Sodium (mg) 72 58

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

timer Total time 110 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 20mins timer Cook time 90 mins people Serving 1 cake info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ­flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (DF or use +50% Whitakers which is Dairy Free)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped LeaderBrand Beetroot

Icing – Chocolate Beetroot Ganache

  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Beetroot juice
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