Beetroot Surprise Cake

Beetroot Surprise Cake


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Cakes are often made with apple, banana and pumpkin so why not beetroot? This cake is rich and moist and has the best colour all courtesy of the beetroot.


Serves: 18 

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup beetroot, boiled and grated
  • 2 1/2 cups (310g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 375g melted butter
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • Icing
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 90g cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 500g icing sugar

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Grease one 22x33cm cake tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Sprinkle lemon juice over beetroot, set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt, bi-carb soda, white sugar, cocoa, melted butter, eggs, honey, milk and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in beetroot. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Pour into prepared cake tin.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 40 minutes. Cool and ice.
  5. Icing: Combine cream and cream cheese, vanilla and salt. Add icing sugar then beat until fluffy. Spread on cake.

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Cooking time was out by 10 minutes or so found the receipt very sweet I left the honey out ....... - 12 Jun 2016

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