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Healthy Chocolate Cake

Your children will never know that there are vegetables in this yummy chocolate cake recipe
Course Dessert


  • 300 g beetroot topped and tailed
  • 250 ml Canola oil but we used sunflower
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Get your Mum to steam the beetroot for 30-40 mins until tender.
  • Cool, peel and chop. Pulse with the oil in a blender until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla and mix in thoroughly.
  • At this point decide that you need a wee, go to the toilet and wash your hands carefully - this is very important.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into the mixture. Realise that you only have 30g of cocoa and substitute the rest for chocolate Nesquik.
  • Mix, and then pour into an 18cm oiled and floured cake tin.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 180 deg celcius (160 deg for fan ovens) for 40-45 minutes, or until Mummy can stab it with a sewer that comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then on a wire rack.
  • When cold, dust with icing sugar or ice with whatever you like - I prefer pink buttercream and silver balls, about 200,000 should do it.
  • Eat. (Mummy says this makes a great dessert with some creme fraiche, but I say why wait till pudding?).
Keyword Baking, cake, chocolate, family food