Saturday, October 4, 2014

Beetroot cake

In my attempt to bake more cakes I baked this moist beetroot cake. When my daughter saw the batter she was sure she was not going to like it. She likes beetroot but had reservations about this cake. But when it came out of the oven she was all for having a slice.


If you have cake flour this would be the cake to use it.

You will need
150 ml oil
2 eggs
250 gm soft flour
2 tsp. baking powder
150 gm brown sugar
200 gm beetroot
100 gm raisins

Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease a cake pan and keep aside. I used a small 7" springform pan.

Peel, wash and shred the beetroot. Keep aside. In a bowl beat the oil and eggs. Sift in the flour. Add the baking powder and brown sugar. Now add the shredded beetroot and mix using an electric mixture or a wooden spoon. Mix in the raisins and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.


Bake for an hour and a half or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing.


The cake should be soft and moist inside. Enjoy!

This is my entry for week one, day two of BM #45 for the theme Cakes, muffins with fruit and vegetables. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.

15 comments:

  1. Healthy cake.. I like the color of the cake.. Yummm..

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  2. I want a super huge slice of this gorgeous cake..Beautiful cake.

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  3. Wow vibrant color..when you say soft flour, what is it?

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    1. Soft flour is one with low gluten content.

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  4. i like that purple pink hue in that cake..have baked brownies with this beet root but never a cake.

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  5. never baked with beetroot.. looks delish !

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  6. An interesting cake. Lovely color.

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  7. Interesting addition of beets to cake. Love the pink color that it gave to the cake.

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  8. I like the purple-ish shade on top of the cake. And that batter is such a gorgeous color.

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  9. Love that vibrant color of the batter. And that cake is looking fabulous.

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  10. The colour looks excellent Varada..I have one coming up...:)

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  11. what a vibrant color even after baked..very good and healthy one

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