Wednesday, November 30, 2011

chocolate beetroot cake

beetroot choc

My husband loves "experimental" food. The mouth-frying chili chocolate (with ganache) at least had a bio-hazard symbol stenciled on top in icing sugar, but no amount of hypnotherapy can remove the memory of his profiteroles with maple syrup, citrus zest, and tuna. (Seriously.)

Thanks to Far Out Brussel Sprout, I just made a proper version of one of his, ahh, creations. A long recipe, but in the everything I could have asked: Moist, beautifully textured, with a deep rich flavour and a beautiful dark crimson.

Best of all was taking half to my sister's place. She'd just surgery for breast cancer, and sitting and having tea with her was good for us both.

She loved my cake.

edge case
what does "fold in" really mean?
almost ready
nice tin
chiaro scurro
you have permission to drool
purple spoons


  1. Yum! I'm SO going to make this :)

  2. This cake looks delicious. I've heard of beetroot in cake but I've yet to try it. x