The only people who knew that the chocolate cake contained beetroot were Eldest Daughter and me.
Middle Son had been a bit suspicious about the funny coloured mixture but ate the cake without asking questions.
Was this a success? No really, I felt guilty about the deception and the children gave the cake a score of 4/10 before they had any inkling of its contents.
Better chocolate cakes?
- Another BBC recipe. We tried this chocolate brownie cake for the first time, this summer, when a kind friend made us one since then we've make it more times than I like to count.
- Claire MacDonald of MacDonald has a brilliant chocolate fudge cake recipe which substitutes drinking chocolate for much of the flour.
- We frequently make a friend's recipe, Mrs Ward's chocolate cake which is quick. easy, moist and reliable. Probably another post!