Chocolate Beetroot Cake

May 9, 2015Sew White

There are few things more delicious than a chocolate beetroot cake so here is the recipe for my latest favourite bake.

Sew White Chocolate and beetroot cake easy recipe 1

-180g unsalted butter or stork margarine
-180g light brown soft sugar
-80g cocoa powder
-150ml hot water
-120g cooked beetroot
-3 medium eggs
-150g chocolate chips (any will do)
-250g Self raising flour
-half a teaspoon of bicarb of soda


-Preheat the oven to 180º degree (160º fan). Line 2x1lb loaf tins or one 8in round tin.
-Cream together the butter and sugar.
-In a jug mix the cocoa powder and water together to make a smooth paste and leave to cool.
-Grate the beetroot and add it to the sugar/butter mix.
-Add the eggs and mix together.
-Add the chocolate chips.
-Sieve in the flour and bicarb and mix everything together.
-The mix should be smooth and have a medium to thick cakey consistency. If it’s a little thick add some milk.
-Divide the mix into the loaf tins and bake for 25-35 minutes until a cake tester/skewer comes out clean.
-All to cool slightly before serving. It is amazing warm with some cream or ice cream but also tastes great cold with a cup of tea.
-Enjoy x

Such a glorious pink colour before the cocoa mix goes in.

Sew White Chocolate and beetroot cake easy recipe 2

Before and after the oven – the house smelled so good!

Sew White Chocolate and beetroot cake easy recipe 3

Warm slices of delicious beetroot and chocolate cake.

Sew White Chocolate and beetroot cake easy recipe 4


  • Stuart Vettese

    May 10, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I keep meaning to try chocolate and beetroot together – i can’t imagine the taste. It does seem almost a shame to add the chocolate, as the colour beforehand is so pretty. But a beetroot cake on it’s own probably isn’t that nice! Your’s looks delicious.

    1. Sew White

      May 11, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Thank you Stuart. The flavours work incredibly well together. The beetroot keeps the cake really moist and the chocolate adds a decadent twist. Delicious x

  • Choclette

    May 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    That looks gorgeous Sisley and I too like a chocolate beetroot cake 😉

    1. Sew White

      May 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

      It is so good isn’t it! Very nice with a runny ganache sauce too – very hungry now

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    May 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    How have I still never tried beetroot in a chocolate cake? I have heard lots of great things about it though.

    1. Sew White

      May 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

      It is so good! You need to try it. I have another recipe for chocolate beetroot cake which has so much butter and sugar in but is so delicious. This one is still really good and has considerably less calories x

  • Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    May 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I loooooove chocolate cake made with beetroot 😀 this is very simillar to the cake my OH made me for my birthday though we did have a few density issues. I’ll have to try this an compare!

    1. Sew White

      May 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Any excuse to try chocolate and beetroot cake! I hope you like it x

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