Chocolate Beetroot Cake, Gluten Free
i used 70%
pitted and chopped
Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease a 7″ round cake pan. Dust it with some cocoa powder. You could use plain flour as well.
In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together.
Combine coconut oil, honey, chopped dates and dark chocolate in a large saucepan. Warm the mixture over very gentle heat and stir till the chocolate melts. Add the grated beetroot. Mix well.
Let the mixture cool a bit and then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Stir in the dry ingredients. It will be a thick batter. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Turn out on a cake rack to cool. serve as is or glazed.
For (optional) glaze - Mix all three ingredients in a small bowl till thick and glossy. Taste and adjust for sweetness. Pour over the cooled cake. Sprinkle some nuts, seeds and cocoa powder.
Chocolate Beetroot Cake, Gluten Free -
-May 1, 2018