Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

  • Beetroot and Chocolate Cake
  • Beetroot and Chocolate Cake
  • Beetroot and Chocolate Cake
Ranked: 25th

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 6 votes


  • 180 g self - raising flour
  • 75 g cocoa
  • 1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • 125 g beetroot, finely grated
  • 125 g greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbls fresh mint, finely shredded
  • 3 x eggs, free range & organic
  • 200 ml olive oil, extra light virgin
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 100 ml beetroot juice, freshly juiced
  • 10 ml olive oil, extra light virgin
  • 200 g dark chocolate, 70%


Preheat your oven to 180degC
Sieve the cocoa powder, self-raising flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the suga
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, grated beetroot, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract until it is well blended.
Add the beetroot mixture to the dry ingredients and mix together and then pour this in to a pre-lined spring form cake tin.
Bake for 30 minutes or until it is springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.

For the ganache:
Place the beetroot juice and the olive oil into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Pour over the chocolate and mix together until smooth.
When the cake is cooked and cooled, pour over the beetroot ganache and serve with beetroot white chocolate icecream

serves 4 couples :heart:

Beetroot contains betaine, which in other forms is used to help treat depression, and trytophan, the feel good chemical in chocolate .. so more chocolate is a good thing right :D

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  • Anti-depression, and well…… ‘good times’. This dessert has it all, how can you consider anything else. Happy Valentines day :)


    by James Ayers on 11/02/2013, 22:04
    James Ayers
    • Happy indeed :D


      by Helen Minns on 11/02/2013, 22:21
      Helen Minns
  • Tried it! It was luscious


    by Janette Barlow on 13/02/2013, 13:22
    Janette Barlow
  • I’m not normally a cake lover, but this is so delicious and nutritious I just can’t say no! :)


    by Tess Hudson on 17/05/2013, 00:11
    Tess Hudson
    • I have a 40th birthday coming up and I think a bit of chili thrown in and served with raspberries masserated in liquer to serve might make the heart go “ZING!”


      by Helen Minns on 17/05/2013, 09:05
      Helen Minns
  • Beetroot and chocolate – a classic and delicious combination! ^_^


    by Nell Hungerford on 07/06/2013, 13:14
    Nell Hungerford
    • and for valentines? made my heart go pitter pat :D


      by Helen Minns on 08/06/2013, 10:50
      Helen Minns
  • Hi Helen, just wondering how much sugar you added to the cake mix?


    by Samantha Horan on 03/01/2014, 12:22
    Samantha Horan
    • I’m sorry I don’t add any as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. The beetroot is itself high in sugars. It is served with the beetroot white chocolate ice-cream. This cake is rich and dark for the perfect Valentine indulgence


      by Helen Minns on 09/02/2014, 14:56
      Helen Minns