How have you all been doing? I am down with a terrible cold and my baby was also down with the flu. Well he’s much better now and I am getting better. I have’nt been able to write-up a post for a long time now and I guess its cause I haven’t been organised! It does take a great amount of skill to organize your day around a crawling 10 month old. But I am not complaining. I love it!
Baking and cooking are my stress busters 🙂 Like having out with friends and family! haha. Ok don’t get me wrong, I do hang with my friends and few days ago I delivered my first cake for a friend’s birthday. The cake was a simple chocolate cake with praline and chocolate ganache. It took me a few days to get the fondant figures right but I got it done and I am so happy!
Ok I know that sounds off! Beetroot in cake?!? Well even I was apprehensive the first time some one mentioned beetroot and cake in the same sentence! But once I made the cake I was actually surprised how that red red vegetable can add so much more to a simple chocolate cake! Well if you are someone who likes a little change sometimes, maybe you should try it!
This one is not my recipe and I have adapted it from http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/beetrootchocolate-cake-1273
I did make a few changes to the original recipe as it produced a harder cake.
Beetroot – 1 Cup ( Boiled – puree)
Flour – 1 + 2/3 Cup
Sugar – 1 Cup (plus 2 table spoons)
Coco Powder – 2/3 Cup
Baking Powder – 2 tsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Eggs – 3
Oil – 200 ml
Preheat the oven to 190 C. Butter a 20cm cake pan and set aside
In one bowl combine flour, sugar, coco powder, baking powder and set aside
In another bowl combine the pureed beetroot, oil, milk, and eggs. Whisk together all wet ingredients till well combined
Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet beetroot mixture in three halves. Scrap the sides of the bowl to mix all the ingredients well
Finally add the batter to the cake pan and bake for 40 – 50 mins or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean