It may all be over for another year but some of us have decided to bake on and although I am a little late to the party, I'm still very pleased to be joining in.
Helen and Jenny have opened a linky for the whole of November to link up a bake inspired by a theme shown during the entire series 4. I have always wanted to bake a cake with beetroot in, I've used courgettes and carrots already but always steered clear of beetroots as they scared me a little with the staining red colour and wondered if the earthy taste of beetroot would come through in the cake.
I couldn't have been more wrong, this cake is moist, fudgy and so delicious. You would never know there are 3 large beetroots baked into it and more importantly TC won't know either!
I used a Beetroot Chocolate cake recipe from Tesco and instead of using sunflower oil I substituted with the same amount of Stork melted in the microwave and used in the same way.
I did reduce the sugar content from 200g to 125g which I think brings out the taste of the chocolate (and there is a lot of chocolate plus cocoa in this cake, I used Tesco 74% and along with the beetroot makes an antioxidant rich cake, see chocolate can be good for you!)
The cake was covered in a chocolate ganache, 100g Tesco 74% chocolate and 200 ml double cream, you can use more chocolate but like I said there is a lot of chocolate in this cake already! Bring the cream to a gentle boil then take off the heat and stir in the chocolate and keep stirring until melted and glossy. This amount was plenty for an 8" cake with some to spare.
Love this recipe, hiding a piece as we speak!
I was sent a tub of Stork to use in my Great Bloggers Bake Off bake. Thank you Stork!