Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

I like using this recipe because it never fails and I can convince myself that is a 'healthy' chocolate cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil unpeeled beetroot for 1 hour.
  2. Drain, peel, cool and puree beetroot to make 1½ cups of pureed beetroot.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C Lightly oil and flour a 25 cm cake tin.
  4. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking powder in a large bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the chopped nuts if using.
  6. In another bowl, mix oil, eggs, and beetroot.
  7. Fold into the dry ingredients with melted chocolate.
  8. Place in cake tin.
  9. Bake 45-55 minutes.
  10. Turn out onto rack and cool.
  11. Served slightly warm with fresh cream makes a delicious dessert.
Most Helpful

yummy....!!!! :) you almost cant taste the beetroot...i made some changes though, i changed the flour with a wholewheat self raising flour, reduced the sugar into 1 cup, but add 25 g more chocolate..

SalmonBelly April 27, 2007

Very rich, dark and delicious cake. The only change I would make is to add a little Allspice or nutmeg next time. There definitely will be a next time as I will hang onto this recipie. Thank you for posting

wizkid October 21, 2006