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Chocolate beetroot cakes

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It’s been a while that we made these beetroot chocolate cakes for a photoshoot Alex and I did and wow, how much we cursed these cakes! Alex had made the cakes in the small caketins from Albert Heijn. Which are cute forms but it gave the beetroot cakes a bit of a weird shape and the styling did not go as planned. Until Alex grabbed a plate, added some crumbs to it and voila… Weirdly enough it is one of my favorite images of the day… So ladies and gentleman, if all else fails; you can always just shoot your empty plate! 🙂

The taste? It was ok, but we had expected a more beetrooty flavor and it lacked in that department. And maybe it didn’t help that we tasted the wonderful chestnut cake on the same day… There was just nothing as good as that

Chocolate beetroot cakes |
Yes we also have a photo of the cake itself!

The beetroot flavor didn’t really shine through so if you have a suggestion on how to fix that? I’m happy to hear it!

Chocolate beetroot cake


  • 175 gr floour
  • 10 gr baking powder
  • 75 gr cacaopowder
  • 225 gr caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 500 gr roasted beetroot
  • 200 ml sunflower oil
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 250 gr dark chocolate


reheat the oven to 200C. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin (pref spring form). Sift 175 grams plain flour, 10 grams baking powder, 75 grams cocoa powder and 225 grams caster sugar into a bowl. Blend 3 eggs, 500 grams raw beetroot (roasted, peeled and chopped) and 200 ml sunflower oil in a blender, leave some small chunks of beetroot. Fold the beetroot mixture into the dry ingredients. Bake for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, put 250 ml cream into a saucepan and simmer gently until just before it reaches boiling point. Break 250 grams of dark chocolate into pieces and put into a mixing bowl. Pour the warmed cream onto the broken chocolate and mix gently until the two are blended together to make a silky chocolate icing. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool, once chilled generously cover the cake with the chocolate ganache.

Recipe by Nigella Lawso

Chocolate beetroot cake |

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Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over.
She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats.
Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy.
Profession: Food photographer


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