Chocolate and beetroot cake : a winning combination

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I love chocolate. I really love chocolate ! Also when I heard about combining chocolate and beetroot, I’ve been surprised and excited to try a new recipe. I love this cake which is melting and low-fat compare with traditional chocolate cakes.


For the cake

  • 230g/8.11oz Pre-cooked beetroot
  • 150g/5.29oz Dark chocolate (I love Valrhona and use Guanaja for this recipe)
  • 80g/2.82oz sugar
  • 60g/2.12oz floor (T45 or 55)
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Gingerbread spices

For the chocolate icing

  • 50g/1.76oz dark chocolate
  • 20cl whipping cream

Chocolate and beetroot cake


Preheat the oven to 150°C/302°F.

Mix all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Melt the dark chocolate and add it the preparation.

Put the mixture in a round cake pan. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

During this time, prepare the chocolate icing. Heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts.

When it’s cooked, remove the chocolate & beetroot cake from the cake pan.

Spread the chocolate icing over the top of the cake.

Leave to cool for 1-2 hours before serving.

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11 thoughts on “Chocolate and beetroot cake : a winning combination

  1. Wow…. chocolate and beet cake. Looks very thick and delicious. It looks a bit like a flourless chocolate cake. How strong is the beet flavors in the cake?

  2. Chocolate and beetroot? Hmmm never thought about it before but sounds intriguing 🙂 I had my chocolate cake as a special treat at Guy Savoy and it was quite amazing too 😉

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