Beetroot Chocolate Cake

We are excited to have the lovely Simone Denny, the owner and founder of Nourishing Hub, as our guest blogger this week. Simone has an absolutely delicious tea-time treat to share with us which is full of nutritional goodness and big on flavour. Simone's 'Beetroot Chocolate Cake' is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo.

[ Beetroot Chocolate Cake ]


2 beetroot (about 350gms) finely grated
2 cups of almond meal
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1.5 teaspoon of baking powder (gluten free)
3/4 cup of raw cacao
Pinch of salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup of coconut sugar (or maple syrup or honey)
1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)
1 cup of date paste (see below)
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Chocolate Icing:
2 Avocados
3 tablespoons of raw cacao
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar


 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Line a 22 inch cake tin (I used a heart shaped tin for this image)
  3. Grate beetroot using the fine blade of the grater, set aside.
  4. To make the date past add 1 cup of dates to a pot and cover with boiling water. Simmer for a few minutes until dates are soft. Strain most of the water off and then blend it into a smooth paste with a whizz stick then set aside.
  5. In a bowl add almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, raw cacao, salt and coconut sugar (or alternative).
  6. In a bowl gently beat the eggs and add coconut oil, date past, and vanilla essence. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and fold in the grated beetroot. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  7. Pour mixture into the lined cake tin and bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before removing from the cake from the tin.
  9. When the cake is cool ice with chocolate icing. I decorated my cake with pistachios and rose petals.
  10. Serve with coconut yogurt of coconut cream. The cake keeps well in the fridge for  3 - 5 days.

 

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Nourishing Hub is a website dedicated to women’s health and wellbeing. Not only is the Nourishing Hub an online health store providing natural and organic products, it is also a ‘hub’ for like-minded women who are interested in healthy living, eating nutritious food and enhancing general wellbeing. Simone has a huge passion for nourishing the body with wholefoods and superfoods that help to increase energy and enhance optimal health.

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