It may sound a bit weird putting beetroot in a cake especially with chocolate, but let me tell you the combination is so good, sweet, tart and so moist. Give it a go you wont be disappointed!
250g Cooked and Pureed Beetroot
½ teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste
250ml Olive Oil
1 ½ cup of Apple Sauce
1 cup & 2 tablespoons of Plain Flour
6 tablespoons of Cacao Powder
1 ½ teaspoons of Bicarbonate Soda
¼ teaspoon of Salt
Cocoa for dusting
Preheat the oven to 180oC. Grease and flour one 20 x 30cm or similar tin.
Using a large bowl, combine pureed beetroot, eggs, vanilla, oil and apple puree and mix with an electric mixer on low speed until well combined.
In a separate bowl mix together flour, bicarbonate soda, salt and cacao. Add to the beetroot mixture, beat well. Once combined pour in to the baking tray.
Bake for 25-30 mins until cooked. Insert a skewer to test. When it comes out clean it’s done.