Beetroot chocolate cake - Desserts Vegetarian - Morrisons Recipe

Rich in flavour and moist in texture this cake is quick to prepare.
By Morrisons.com

Ingredients

  • 225g g self-raising flour
  • 70g g cocoa
  • 200g g demerara sugar
  • 150mlml sunflower oil
  • 300g g cooked beetroot
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsptbsp milk
  • To decorate
  • 200g g white chocolate, broken into cubes
  • 300g g low-fat soft cream cheese
  • 25g g grated chocolate or chocolate curls

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line the base of a 20cm round loose-bottom cake tin with a disc of baking parchment. Lightly brush the sides of the tin with a little oil.
  2. Sift the flour and cocoa into a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar.
  3. In a food processor, blend together the oil, beetroot, eggs and milk and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level with the back of a spoon. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To decorate, melt the white chocolate cubes in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until smooth. Remove from the heat, then beat well with the cream cheese.
  6. Spread the mixture over the sides and top of the cake, roughing it up with a palette knife. Scatter grated chocolate or chocolate curls over the top and cut into wedges to serve.

Goes well with...

Estrella Moscatel De Valencia Rosé 75cl

Estrella Moscatel De Valencia Rosé 75cl

"A pink pudding wine packed with honey and lemon curd - it deserves a good dessert, such as a fresh fruit salad with lashings of cream or a summer pudding packed with berries. It's rich, but surprisingly good value."

Grape:
Muscat
Country:
Spain
12 Serves 12 people
20
40
405
Calories
20%
30.4g
Sugar
34%
21.4g
Fat
31%
7.8g
Saturate
39%
0.5g
Salt
8.3%
of your Guideline Daily Amount (GDA)