A movie cake for a dear friend!

Hello everybody,

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!

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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 Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Ingredients:-

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

Instructions:- 

  • 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
  • Enjoy 🙂

Chocolate Beetroot Cake