Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

All Images ยฉ Katie Quinn Davies

More fattening, calorific chocolate goodness today.. but it’s OK though, rest assured there’s vegetables in this one *phew* so that’ll negate all the fat and naughty bits – like when you see someone eating a big cream cake and a diet coke together…(?!)

Recently some photos of mine were bought for a food mag here in Sydney, but rather frustratingly I found out at the same time, some of these said pics were part of the three folders of images I had deleted by accident 2 months ago (*a-r-g-h-*), I have tried to recover them using many a recently downloaded ‘Reclaim your treasured files trash can, 100% guaranteed!’ computer program, but alas, to no avail… Anyway, I recreated the pics today and as part of the shoot I had some extra shots – the cake in the pic, is not actually part of the pics purchased so I thought I may as-well do something with them and post them on my blog as the recipe is a winner.

In real life, I try to eat as healthily enough on a day-to-day basis and recently with my baking I’ve been trying to get more goodness into the mix. Aka – I made some fabulous muffins last week into which I added pureed pumpkin instead of sugar and they turned out brilliantly. I’ll try to make a second batch in the coming weeks and post some pics up along with the recipe. Until then, a super moist, incredibly terrific tasting chocolate beetroot cake.

32 Responses to “Chocolate Beetroot Cake”

  1. September 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Love your recipes! And the photos are great!

  2. September 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

    All I can say is – I’m beginning to understand why you’ve taken up running!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ These last few desserts you’ve posted up – OMG – incredible!!

  3. September 15, 2010 at 9:59 am

    yum yum yum. these just look so good. i’m hungry now!

  4. September 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Congrats on having your gorgeous pictures in a magazine!
    You made me laugh! So does it mean that if I eat a whole bar of chocolate and finish it with one carrot, the carrot will negate all the fat? Or do I have to mix them together? love this math! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have to give this cake a try, I love its colour!

  5. September 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

    LOL @ Sari, yes absolutely but you do have to eat them together, whilst doing a handstand…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. September 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I love this cake, I’ve only had it once before & its something else. As always Katie, beautiful pics.

  7. September 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    love this chocolate goodness!! LOVE the dark background too!!

  8. September 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Truly amazing!

  9. September 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Katie, Congrats on your pics being bought and so glad you could recreate :))
    Hmm.. beetroot eh?! I have only recently deigned to consider it edible.. perhaps I shud try it with chocolate and if my new found like wanes or waxes…

    gorgeous photos.. love the second one so much!!

  10. September 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    love the recipe and the photos! can’t wait to hear more about these magical muffins…

  11. September 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    These look so delicious – I love the chocolate on black.

    Also love love that you post your recipes with your incredible photography. Looking forward to the muffins!

  12. September 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    You read my mind, Katie! Was just thinking yesterday about how I need to look up a chocolate beetroot cake to make sometime next week. Im excited!!!

  13. September 16, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Great photos Katie! It all looks oh so gooood!!!

  14. September 16, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Thanks again everyone, I’m seriously going to have to cut back on all the sweeties I’ve been featuring lately as Summer is coming here in Oz… and seeing as I now live in Sydney, if I don’t go to the beach at least once this Summer, I’ll be considered a freak, so bikini-guilt diet starts next week… *_*

    Asha, you can’t actually taste the beetroot, it really just adds moistness to the cake. Like with a Guinness chocolate cake – there’s no actual taste of the stout.

  15. September 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    What a marvelous recipe, Katie! Dark and rich…although it IS made with veggies! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait to read about your pumpkin muffins. It’s getting to be that time!

  16. September 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Polish people love beetroot and I love chocolate so I think I will have to try this one … (and your blog is a delight !!)

  17. September 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    OMG this looks so decadent and sinful and amazing~! I looove this!!

  18. September 19, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Your pictures are truly amazing – you are such an inspiration!

  19. September 19, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Oh, my. I just so happen to have a stack of cooked beetroot in the fridge…

    Yes, please, the muffins…

  20. September 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    These look so delicious! fantastic photos!

  21. September 27, 2010 at 7:42 am

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  22. September 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I couldnt resist,had to try a recipe and we loved it.
    Thanks for all these great recipes and photos I love!!!

  23. October 2, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Oh my God, chocolate beetroot cake with silk chocolate ganache looks absolutely alien and delicious!

  24. October 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    This looks so delicious — I can’t wait to try it. How much baking powder goes into the recipe?

  25. October 14, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I cant believe I missed this yesterday. What an intriguing mix! The images are magic. cheers kari

  26. October 19, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Hi all – thanks for the comments, delighted to hear so many success stories with this cake since I posted it up. One thing thing – I have amended the recipe above to as I had the flour type and baking powder listings wrong. All fixed now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. December 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Hello ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been a hiding in the dark reader for a while, but I love your blog! Tried this recipe out last week and it turned out amazing! Don’t have a food processor so shredded the beetroot like you would for a carrot cake, and the slightly crunchy bits of beetroot off-set the sweetness very well, thanks for a great recipe!

  28. Anonymous
    August 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Here what i found -> vision correction

  29. August 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Beetroot is an amazing ‘secret’ ingredient and this recipe is awesome. Thankyou. I also add it, grated, to red onion marmalade to deepen the colour. And I make a mean beetroot icecream that has a glorious deeply red colour and tastes like a cross between raspberry and bramble. Very yum.
    Carole (

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  31. December 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Iยดm in love with that last photo. That cake and ganche together, oh my… If this is anything as delicious as it looks, I know what to do with my bag of beetroots!

  32. May 9, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Oh my God. It’s so delicious…

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