Nigel Slater's extremely moist chocolate beetroot cake....
...or another delicious way to use up our beetroot mountain!
This is a recipe from Tender vol 1. A delicious recipe and fairly straightforward, but not a cake to dash off in a hurry, as it has several distinct stages. The first was to boil and roughly puree the beetroot.
Mixed with melted chocolate, butter and egg yolks, the mixture smelt wonderful and was the colour of rich, burnished mahogany.
To this was added flour, cocoa powder and the egg whites whisked with sugar.
After coming out of the oven, it began to sink alarmingly in the middle, but this apparently is ok!
Nigel describes the cake as 'a seductive cake, deeply moist and tempting' and he was right!