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Beetroot Cake

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Adjust Servings:
250 g cooked beetroots – pureed and well drained
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
300 g caster sugar
250 ml vegetable oil
3 Eggs
225 g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Beetroot Cake

  • Veg
  • 1 hr
  • Serves 17
  • Medium



Have you been looking for something that’s delicious and different; delectable and satiating? Then maybe you should try beetroot cake. It’s a cake like any other, except with a healthy supply of beets. At first glance, most readers will think this is disgusting. But beets have a natural sweetness to them that just can’t be denied. The beets pair well with the chocolate, in a way unlike any other. Be careful when making this delightful dessert. One taste, and you may not be able to resist. Pack it for your kids’ lunch in a Vaya Tyffyn lunch box, it will stay fresh and delicious for hours.

Health Benefits

One would not expect a cake recipe to have very many health benefits. Cake is typically high on health conscious people’s list of foods to avoid. But beetroot cake does have health benefits, thanks to the beets. Beets have a high nutritional value and mineral content. Your beet cake will provide you vitamin C, iron, phosphorous, antioxidants, and much much more. Altogether, they provide numerous health benefits. Some of them include:

  • Macular degeneration reduction
  • Prevents strokes
  • Improves capillary resiliency
  • Improves respiratory health
  • Improves liver functionality
  • Prevents certain cancers
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How to make Beetroot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °
  2. Grease and flour a 20x30 cm (9x13 in) or similar-sized baking tin.
  3. Combine pureed beetroots, eggs, vanilla, oil and sugar in a bowl and whisk to mix well.
  4. Sieve flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cocoa fold into the mix of wet ingredients.
  5. Pour batter into the baking tinand bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
  6. Once completely cooled, remove the cake and refrigerate for about an hour.
  7. Finish of with icing and transfer the cake back into the refrigerator. Let sit for a few hours before serving.
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