Chocolate and beetroot cake with hot chocolate sauce

  • Total Time

    1h 20m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      1h 0m
  • Serves

    8
  • Skill Level

    Intermediate
  • Dietary Needs

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You may think that chocolate and beetroot is an odd combination but  once you have tasted this chocolate and beetroot cake with hot chocolate sauce you will find it irresistible. This recipe was created for the 2013 edition of The Little Book of Treats. The Little Book of Treats is produced by Macmillan Cancer Support and 100% of the proceeds go towards helping people affected by cancer.

Method

  1. Grease and line the base of a 20cm tin with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan/gas mark 4). Then blitz the beetroot in a blender until pureed.

  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of water on a gentle heat. Then leave to cool slightly. Meanwhile beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter and sugar, and mix until combined. Stir in the melted chocolate.

  3. Fold in the flour, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt. Add the beetroot puree and stir in well.

  4. The cake mix will become a lovely deep burgundy colour, but don’t worry – it will look like chocolate cake once it’s cooked. Pour the mix into the prepared pan and cook for one hour. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool.

  5. To make the sauce, heat the cream and liqueur in a saucepan and add the chocolate, syrup and butter. Keep stirring until melted and then serve warm, poured over your cake.

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