Chocolate Beetroot Loaf
- 180 g unsalted butter or stork margarine
- 180 g light brown soft sugar
- 80 g cocoa powder
- 150 ml hot water
- 120 g cooked beetroot
- 3 medium eggs
- 150 g chocolate chips any will do
- 250 g self-raising flour
- 0.5 teaspoons 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.
Calories: 3300kcal | Carbohydrates: 417g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 174g | Saturated Fat: 104g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 878mg | Sodium: 920mg | Potassium: 2324mg | Fiber: 36g | Sugar: 186g | Vitamin A: 5256IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 426mg | Iron: 18mg