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By Teresa Cutter


What's great about it

This gorgeous recipe is from my best selling cookbook Healthy Baking. I love the idea of adding vegetables to cakes to make them healthier. The simple yet decadent combination of Naked Chocolat and earthy beetroot create a wholesome and comforting cake that’s nourishing and delicious and perfect for any occasion.


Makes 1 cake

1 cup (4 oz I 125 g) organic wholemeal spelt flour

3 tablespoons Naked Chocolat

200 g (7 oz) good quality 70 per cent dark eating chocolate

250 g (8 oz) steamed beetroot, pureed

4 organic eggs

125 ml (4 fl oz I ½ cup) extra virgin olive oil

½ cup organic maple syrup 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder

Yoghurt Frosting to serve (see notes + links)


PREHEAT your oven to 160°C fan-forced (320°F).

MELT chocolate over a low heat in a heat-proof bowl.

COMBINE beetroot puree, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla into a mixing bowl.

ADD melted chocolate and mix until smooth.

ADD eggs, one at a time, and mix well using a whisk.

COMBINE spelt flour, Naked Chocolat and baking powder in a separate bowl.

ADD the dry ingredients into the wet batter and mix through.

POUR into a lined 20 cm (8 inches) baking tin.

BAKE for 45 – 50 minutes until cooked through.

REMOVE from the oven and cool for 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

SERVE sandwiched together with Yoghurt Frosting and enjoy.

Notes and Inspiration

Double the ingredients and make two cakes so you can make a spectacular double layered cake, and frost with yoghurt frosting, or make my delicious Chocolate Avocado frosting.

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