White Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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White chocolate beetroot cake

White chocolate beetroot cake

I was so thrilled when I made the Healthy Chocolate Beetroot Cake (dairy free) the previous week. The only disappointment was that the red colour disappeared after baking as you can see. But I must say I am really thankful to LeQuan of LuvToEat when she suggested that I use white chocolate instead of cocoa. Aha…that’s right! I have to try that. So, you see, the thrill and excitement in making healthy cakes using beetroot continues….*big smiles*.

The only problem is that cocoa is powder while the white chocolate is not…..hmmm. I had to make adjustments and I really hope it worked. I just have to try to make this white chocolate cake with beetroot because it sounds too good…mmm. Hope the red colour stays. I made this cake a few days ago. Was the colour red? No……a little disappointed. But then, I am very happy that at least it looks redder than the previous chocolate beetroot cake. The cake is very moist and I love the texture and taste.

Here’s my White Chocolate Beetroot recipe:

Ingredients A
400g beetroot (peeled and chopped roughly)
6 eggs
150g olive oil
juice of half lemon

Beetroot mixture

Beetroot mixture

Put all Ingredients A into a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into a big mixing bowl. Don’t you love that beautiful red colour? Looks so healthy!

Ingredients B
400g white chocolate
100g olive oil

White chocolate and oil mixture

White chocolate and oil mixture

Put all Ingredients B into a small pot and melt under low fire, stirring constantly. Once it’s all melted, remove from heat. Add to Ingredients A mixture above. Mix well.

Ingredients C
1C unrefined sugar
2 & 1/2C spelt flour
1 & 1/2t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
2t vanilla essence

Beetroot cake ready to go into the oven

Beetroot cake ready to go into the oven

Add all Ingredients C to the white chocolate and beetroot mixture above. Stir to mix well. Pour into a paper lined baking tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 40-45 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. It takes much shorter time if you use a lower and bigger tin. I think my tin was about 28cm square and quite deep.

White chocolate beetroot cake

White chocolate beetroot cake

The top looks chocolate in colour. But then you can see the pink colour peeping through…yeah.

This is a big cake. The reason is because I just want to use up the whole bunch of beetroots. After peeling, it weighed 400g. Also I made to share with friends. I used spelt flour instead of wholemeal spelt flour this time. You can use plain flour. Spelt flour is better for health and that’s the main reason I use it. If you use olive oil, DO NOT use extra virgin olive oil which is greenish in colour. Use the normal yellow olive oil. You can also use other oil if you like. I added some lemon juice to the beetroot mixture because I just think that it prevents oxidation of the beetroot and helps to retain the bright red colour. Did it help? I’m not sure.

So, you can see that I had much fun baking right at the start of 2012. What about you?

Other cakes using oil that you may be interested in:
Super Easy No Dairy Chocolate banana Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Blueberry Cake

Healthy, Moist, Simple and East carrot Cake

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joy  on January 18th, 2012

Beetroot really? So so cool.

somewhere in singapore  on January 18th, 2012

Never try beetroot cake before…

divya  on January 18th, 2012

wow…cake look fabulous… beautiful presentation…

Belinda @zomppa  on January 18th, 2012

That’s not your usual cake, but I love it!! The color is fantastic.

Elin  on January 18th, 2012

mary…here is me wishing you a Happy Dragon New Year and may it brings you and family good health, happiness and prosperity ! Have a wonderful CNY ! This beetroot cake is so healthy. Will try making cake with it after CNY ! Thanks for sharing this deliciousness !

Blackswan  on January 18th, 2012

Beetroot cake? Wow, I’ve not tried this interesting combi before. Have a smashing good time & good to have u back in action! I wish u success in your food biz & may 2012 be a better year for u & family!

Dulee An ;)  on January 18th, 2012

Oooh! Me wants!!!!!! LOVE white chocolate! I must ask somebody how those tasted. What an interesting combo. I wonder why the cake still turned out brown though. You would think if not red, it’d at least turn pink. But you can definitely see red from the beets better. Hmm…kind of makes me wonder how they make red velvet cup cakes and cakes now. Did your youngest eat it this time now that she can see the beets? Haha! You should tell her red velvet cupcakes are made from beets. Teeheehee. Hope she’s not reading this comment :P HUGS!!

Priya  on January 19th, 2012

Incredible cake, simply makes me drool..

peteformation  on January 19th, 2012

White chocolate and beet root sounds like a delicious combination,,,,,,love it!

Muna  on January 19th, 2012

Have to try it, it looks moist I’m sure it tastes good too!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on January 19th, 2012

Another beautiful and delicious beetroot recipe.

Katerina  on January 19th, 2012

It definitely looks redder than the previous one! I am glad you found a way to show the red beet roots in the final outcome!

Ananda Rajashekar  on January 19th, 2012

Beet cake i wanted to try for a long time, oh that is a nice twist with white chocolate and olive oil i so want to try this Mary!

cikmanggis  on January 19th, 2012

Terima kasih kerana saya dah lama mencari resepi kek dari beetroot…Gong Xi Fa Cai and Happy New Year :)

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on January 20th, 2012

Love this fabulous and healthy cake :)
Must try this beetroot cake after CNY.
Gong Xi Fa Choy!

Sophie  on January 20th, 2012

Waw, Mary-Moh! This white spelt beetorot cake is looking even more tastier than the other one!
I also am a big fan of spelt flour,..;It gives that nutty extra flavour, I agree! ;)

have a great weekend! ;)

lena  on January 24th, 2012

i can see you are always so adventurous testing recipes and experimenting this and that. alos learning so much from you..apart from baking..also the health and benefits of taking such food. Have a happy and prosperous dragon year!

Juliana  on January 25th, 2012

Mary, like that you are sharing so many recipes with beetroot…very inspiring :)
Happy Chinese New Year and hope you are having a wonderful day!

doel's  on February 1st, 2012

wow….you recipe is very detail,looks to the image make me feel hungry

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