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Beetroot & Almond Chocolate Squares


I’m still harvesting plenty of beetroot so wanted to try another cake recipe using beetroot – something suitable for a picnic! This is what I came up with:

  • Melted 100g unsalted butter with 100g 85% dark chocolate and 100g muscovado sugar in a small pan.
  • Mashed 200g cooked beetroot.
  • Sifted 100g plain flour (wholemeal spelt) into a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt.
  • Mixed in 100g ground almonds.
  • Made a well in the centre and poured in chocolate mixture.
  • Mixed this together with 4 duck eggs and beetroot.
  • Spooned this into 9″ square cake thingie and baked for 20 mins at 180°C (gas 4).
  • When cool cut into 16 squares.
Writing this now I rather wished I’d added some grated orange rind – not because they weren’t pretty damn good anyway, but I think this would have enhanced the flavour even further – beetroot and orange are good complementary flavours. Luckily, the cakes got a general thumbs up being moist, dense, flavoursome and not too sweet.

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    Maya Russell
    22nd February 2013

    Not keen on beetroot but this would be a good way to get beetroot into the diet.

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    Dee Johnson
    26th February 2013

    These look yummy. I love beetroot and grow my own every year to make my chutney. I would love to have a go at these. A simple way of getting healthy stuff in to the kids too without them knowing

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    JaynesDen
    19th March 2013

    What an unusual combination of flavours. I must send the recipe to a Ukrainian friend of mine.

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    Sarah Maclean
    25th April 2013

    I’ve tasted chocolate beetroot cake before, and these Squares sound delicious. Will try them out.

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    Maya Russell
    18th December 2013

    My ten year old saw the title and went ‘urgh’! But I’m sure she’d love them if I made some.

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