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Chocolate Fudge Cake With Beetroot

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This beetroot chocolate fudge cake will hit you between the eyes and knock you out. The beauty of this recipe is that it is incredibly rich and deep in flavor, yet uses hardly any flour or fat. The beetroot actually provides the gungy texture that makes a great Beetroot Chocolate Fudge Cake, and some natural pink sweetness too.
Ingredients
  Free range eggs 3 Medium
  Light muscovado sugar 250 Gram
  Vanilla pod 1 , cut in half lengthways and seeds scraped out
  Maple syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Self raising flour 40 Gram
  Plain flour 40 Gram
  Bicarbonate of soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cocoa powder 25 Gram
  Ground almonds 50 Gram
  Beetroot 250 Gram, peeled and finely grated (Raw)
  Sunflower oil 30 Milliliter
  Dark chocolate 150 Gram (Good Quality)
  Strong black coffee 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
  Clear honey 3 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Preheat a conventional oven to 160ºC, or a fan-assisted one to 140ºC. With the help of a brush and a tiny bit of sunflower oil, grease the surface of a round 20cm diameter by 8cm high loose-bottomed tin and set aside.
2. Melt the chocolate gently in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until all dissolved, then set aside to cool.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar, the scraped-out vanilla seeds, the maple syrup and the honey for three minutes with an electric hand whisk until pale and quite fluffy.
4. Gently fold in the flours, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cocoa and ground almonds until fully incorporated.
5. Using some kitchen paper, dab the grated beetroot thoroughly to remove some of the excess moisture. Fold in the beetroot, cooled chocolate, coffee and oil with the help of a spatula until thoroughly mixed together.
6. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and cook in the middle of the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes. After this time, cover the cake with foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
7. Test the cake by inserting a skewer into the centre to see if it comes out clean (although this cake is so moist that even when the cake is fully cooked, the skewer comes out looking slightly messy). Leave to cool on a wire rack.
8. To make the fudge topping, melt the chocolate gently in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, then remove from the heat and add the coffee and the vanilla essence.
9. At this stage the chocolate will seize up slightly, but it will relax back once you add the honey and gently mix in.
10. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes before icing the cake. Cut the cake through the middle and ice it in the centre and on all sides.
11. Decorate the top with whatever you fancy, but I like using pink flowers, such as tulips or roses, which I plant into the cake with a bit of stem left on.

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Tips

1. Leave yourself plenty of time to make this cake because it is quite a lengthy recipe.
2. The cake is best eaten when it is still slightly warm. It is also really important to ice it at the last minute or the icing can lose its shine.

However, it would freeze beautifully providing you put it away before icing. Simply defrost when needed and ice at the last minute.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Beetroot
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
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