Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

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Café Cooking: From The Parlour to Cambo Gardens

By Gillian Veal

Published 2024

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Beetroot gives this cake a wonderful dark colour, a rich flavour and a beautiful moistness. It tastes amazing but surely it’s good for you too?


For the Cake

  • 250 g beetroot
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 3


Boil the beetroot in water until it’s tender to the point of a knife, about 30 minutes. Drain and allow it to cool, then remove the skin and coarsely grate the beetroot.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan). In a medium-sized bowl whisk the sugar, eggs and oil t