Hello........ I hope you've had a good weekend. The photo's for this post have been sitting around in my drafts folder for a while now (well in fact since last year) so I thought I better get around to writing it up.
At New Year we had a get together at a friends house and I decided to make a Chocolate and Beetroot cake to take along for dessert. This is a recipes that's I've wanted to try for a while and as we don't eat a awful lot of cake here at the Summerhouse it seem the perfect opportunity
I made the cake with a little help with the legwork, lifting and stirring from 'P' using Fiona Cairns's recipe. I originally saw it on her TV show 'The home of fabulous cakes' just over a year or so ago, as I said it's been on the to make list for a while !! but I manage to find the recipe online.
I followed the recipe then poured it into a silicone cake tin lined at the bottom. It was the first time I used a silicone case to bake anything other than cupcakes, and it was sooooo much easier to bake in than our old metal cake tin.
I popped it in the oven not knowing what to expect.
What would come out at the end of the baking as I've never baked using beetroot before, but I had nothing to worry about. Just look at how fabulous the cake turned out so rich dark and chocolatey.
I know it was super chocolatey and smelt great as Merli my cat, who shouldn't, but loves all things chocolate spent the evening looking longingly at the tin, where the cake was stored.
The next day after a rest it was time for the fun bit, I coloured the icing using the juice from the beetroot, yep that's all natural colour. Skippy happy how fab is that.
Then poured it onto the cake.
I decided to use a palette knife to cover the side of the cake fully, but if you wanted to you could just let it drip down the sides of the cake wild and free.
I then melted some white and dark chocolate and drizzled it all over the cake.
Yay such fun and looks so effective. The good thing for me is that other than the white chocolate drizzle the cake is completely dairy free as you use a vegetables oil.
Time for a Ta-Dah
Here's my finished cake, with a sparkler added to celebrate new year, it was yummy too.
So that's it my one handed Beetroot and Chocolate cake, yep I forgot say I had to bake the cake with one hand as my pesky lurgy/rubbish immune system had caused my wrist joint to swell up, no fun but thank goodness for 'P' always there to help.