Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beetroot cake with chocolate frosting

The benefits of beets are many! Beetroot has a lot of antioxidants which prevent heart problems and cancers. It has very high levels of betaine, which has anti-cancer properties. It is high in fibre, reduce cholestrol levels and has iron, which helps in blood creation and folic acid too. Same goes for cocoa, which has anticarcinogenic properties. And what better than beetroot cake with chocolate frosting to enjoy these benefits :))

I always wanted to make beets cake but never got around to doing it. I baked it some days back with very good results. I sent some over to my office as well, and colleagues loved it too!

Recipe for beets cake-

2 cups flour (I use WW flour)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp soda bicarb
1 tsp baking powder
2 medium red beetroots -pressure cooked with a bit of water for one whistle and coarsely blended with the same water)
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
1 cup thick curd
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda bicarb. Keep aside.
Beat together- egg, oil, sugar and add curd after sometime. Whisk some more until airy.
To this add the flour mix and beets and combine. Combine. Combine :)
Pour batter in a greased dish and bake at 180 deg for 25 mins or so till springy to touch. Let it cool.

For the chocolate frosting - I used this recipe-
I skipped the milk and added butter. It was really chocolate-y :))

1 comment:

  1. thank you for linking this looks delicious
    haven't had like this