Brazil Nut and Beetroot Cake
Nothing is as naturally decadent and deliciously moist as this cake.
You should probably hit print now, before you continue reading; this is one cake recipe you can’t miss.
Even if you don’t like cake, you will enjoy this one. It’s that good.
And, if you buy the freshest and best quality ingredients, your taste buds will have the most incredible party; which, incidentally, is exactly the sort of event that demands a cake like this one.
Or, because you want a delicious chocolate cake – whichever comes first.
Recipe makes 1 square cake to cut into small bars
250 grams (2 cups) Cake flour
1 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
1 tbsp Instant coffee granules
1 tsp Cinnamon
300 grams (1½ cups) Brown sugar
3 med Eggs
160 ml (2/3 cup) Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
150 grams (5 oz) Dark Chocolate, melted
180 ml (¾ cup) Milk
350 grams (12 oz) Raw beetroot, grated
½ cup Brazil nuts, chopped
½ cup Hazelnuts, toasted and skinned
2 tsp Lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF, Gas mark 4). Grease and line a square baking tin with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, coffee and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla and chocolate and beat until well combined. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Then, fold in the vegetables, nuts and lemon juice until just combined.
Pour this mixture into your prepared tin and bake for about 1 hour, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow cake to cool before cutting.
Really Good Bit
Don’t love beetroot? You can substitute grated carrots, or baby marrows. You’ll get a different flavour, but the substitutes are also incredible.
You can also substitute the nuts for whatever you have on hand or omit them altogether if you’re allergic.
From the notebook of Katie Schenk
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