Monday, January 2, 2012

Chocolate beet cake


1 1/3 cups self rising flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups sugar
9 oz beets cooked and pureed
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup oil

icing
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp beet juice

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, then stir the sugar.

Puree the cooked beets in a blender and remove the juices with a strainer. Leave the juice aside for the icing. Add the beet pulp, eggs, vanilla, oil and blend in a blender till it doubles in volume. Pour the beet mixture to the dry ingredients by gently folding with a spatula.

Pour the batter into an oiled and lined 9" baking pan and bake at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. If the cake starts to brown too much on the edges cover the top with an aluminum foil by making a large hole in the centre to let the steam out.

Remove the pan from the oven and cool 5 to 10 minutes in the pan. Then leave the cake in a rack to cool completely before putting icing.
Make a thick icing and spread it over the cake by letting it to drizzle down the sides of the cake.


This soft delicious cake recipe is adapted from the book Bake and decorate and goes to the New u event, ABC series dessert and cooking concept chocolate fest.


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86 comments:

  1. Moist and delicious.Happy New Year.

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  2. Cake looks super spongy and absolutely fabulous..New year wishes..

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  3. i love sneaking s veggie serving into desserts!
    Happy New year!

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  4. cake looks perfect..wish u and ur family a very happy new year!! :)

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  5. Wow, what a great cake..I would never thought this is possible, and since I loveeee beets this is just an amazing recipe!!!
    Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

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  6. What an interesting flavor of cake, sounds amazing! :)

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  7. I have heard about the use of beets in red velvet cake but have never tried them, even though I have used beet sugar on occasion. This recipe does make for a delicious looking cake, definitely worth a try. Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. yummilicious n perfect,great way to start the Year!!
    Happy New Year to you too !!
    Erivum Puliyum

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  9. This is a fabulous cake because it utilizes beets, an oft neglected vegetable.
    Thank You for presenting this.
    Wish you all a Happy Newe Year.

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  10. Excellent addition of the beets!! Now that must entitle me to eat two slices right. :) Hope the New Year is going well so far. :)

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  11. I love using fruits and vegetables to moisten cake. I am never sure about beets - perhaps this would be the first beet recipe that I love. After all... it has chocolate... Happy 2012!

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  12. Happy New Year! I got the Camelina Oil, thank you so much, I'll write about it next week!
    This cake with beets looks awesome and I'm definitely going to try it out!

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  13. What a great way to use beets!

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  14. I will bet this beet cake is moist and sweet goodness~ Happy New Year!

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  15. Simply yummy and delicious looking cake. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Perfect and healthy bake Dear.Happy and delish Newyear 2012!

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  17. Happy New Year Dear:-) The Cake is so perfect & yummy..love your click.

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  18. Happy 2012!

    This chocolate is so mosit and lovely. Nice to know that it has vege in it :P

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  19. Hi Akheela, I love your chocolate cake, it looks so good, soft and moist. Have a lovely evening.

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  20. Happy New Year Wishes...very unique recipe and the cake looks so soft n delicious...thanks for sharing!!

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Dish It Out-Brinjal n Garlic

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  21. loved the idea of using beets in cake..looks delicious..Happy New year to you and your family.

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  22. Cake looks so soft and moist. Happy new Year to you and your family!

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  23. delciious looking n so vibrant colcor ..

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  24. Happy New Year and cake looks healthy and yummy .....

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  25. Chocolate and beets yummy combination..looks too good

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  26. Yummy combo and looks delicious ....

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  27. This beet cake looks so soft and moist...have never tried with beets...but you are giving me confidence on that dear.

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  28. The addition of beets has given the cake such a lovely color. Looks lovely

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  29. Never knew that you could use beetroot in a cake batter..interesting! looks very moist.

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  30. Happy New year...Cake luks soft and very light..

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  31. Happu new year. very softy and delicious cake..

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  32. Moist & pretty cake!!! Happy new year to u and your family ;)

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  33. I am a big fan of beet in the cake..your cake looks so wonderful.

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  34. yummy cake, with beet juice nice colour n healthy .

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I must admit, I've never even tried beets! So to include them in a cake recipe would surely be stepping out for me!

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  36. Interesting combo Akila, Love the deep red colour of the beets..droollll

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  37. Soft and perfectly made cake..yummy,bookmarked.

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  38. Thats a yummy colorful n healthy cake..

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  39. So moist!!!Simply delicious.

    Happy 2012!!

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  40. Beet and chocolate unique combo ...looks superb!
    Wish you and all your loved ones A Very Happy New Year 2012!:)

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  41. Perfect texture and looks delicious!

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  42. can't say i've ever had beet cake. but i know beets are good for you...

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  43. Oh the colour is so gorgeous! Have to try sometime!

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  44. Brilliant color on that cake!! Happy New Year to you and again that cake looks very tempting:)

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  45. The texture looks amazing. I bet if you didn't tell anyone, they'd never guess beets were in it! Clever! Happy New Year!

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  46. Awesome. I really wonder how you are bringing a perfect texture in your small image. Very good.

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  47. love the cake texture & color...happy new year !

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  48. Wow, that looks so good! The texture looks amazing, and the pink icing is so pretty :D

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  49. wow! I would never think to use beet juice in cake but it looks just perfect!

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  50. This is a lovely cake,Akheela and quite healthy too.I have passed on an award to you - please do come over and accept your award.Wish you a very happy New Year:)

    http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweet-n-sour-chilli-chicken-and-award.html

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  51. wow..sounds healthy n divine..
    wishing you a fantastic 2012 dear..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  52. the color is amazing! I was always curious about how beet tasted like in desserts but this cake sounds so good and I would love to try it

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  53. That looks so delicious, the texture and colour are just perfect.

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  54. Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year! Thanks for sharing that beautiful cake. Love how you added beet into chocolate cake!

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  55. I've seen chocolate beet cakes before but never that pink-streaked icing! Very unusual! A very happy new year to you!

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  56. What a healthy way to use beet to bake, nice one.

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  57. yummy n soft n delicious cake dear,

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  58. what a perfect cake ! beets have given a lovely colour to it

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  59. A very unusual beauty. Happy New Year, A!

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  60. I made this cake once and nobody could believe that beets were the main ingredient. I love your blog. Besos.

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  61. Very delicious looking cake! Great way to start the new year!
    Here's wishing you a blessed and happy 2012! More power to you and your blog!

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  62. Sounds much healthier with beet in chocolate cake :p

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  63. happy new year to u as well dear.....great looking cake...ummm

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  64. Delicious, moist and soft cake..Happy New Year..

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  65. What a delicious looking cake! I love that it is made with beets! :)

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  66. I have always wanted to try or make a beet cake. This sounds so moist and delicious. And I love the bit of red that adding beet juice to the icing adds. So pretty :D Happy 2012!

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  67. wow....what a delicious cake...loved the combo...

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  68. i wonder how it taste..cause got beet inside..looks yummy..:)

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  69. Yummy cake,looks so soft n spongy.Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

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  70. How interesting is this cake?! It looks amazing, I have never seen a cake with beets in it. I am sure it makes it moist and delicious!

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  71. delicious cake..its looking gorgeous,,,,,Happy new year ...there is an award waiting for u..plz visit my blog,,,

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  72. I have heard of using beets in chocolate cake before but I never tried it out. I love the little glimmer of red. Beautiful cake!

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  73. Interesting recipe. I've never heard anyone using beets in cake. It looks amazing.

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  74. Beets in cake sounds new and looks beautiful. Happy new year and thx for linking this yummy dessert to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

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  75. Amazing how the beets disappear into the cake. I have a recipe for something like this and it is great.

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  76. Beet Cake luks awesomely delish.Yummy!

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  77. thank you for linking with my event

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  78. Every now and again I'll see a beet chocolate cake and it looks so interesting. I think I'm gonna have to try making one myself, one of these days :)

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  79. oh wow, what a lovely recipe this! love that beet addition :)

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  80. very innovative unique cake !! absolutely awesome!! thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

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