Thursday 8 September 2011

Pushing the boundary with beetroot

We hadn't tried any new vegetables for a week or so. This week's new vegetable was in the form of a bit of deception. We had beetroot chocolate cake.

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!


  1. Well, it was worth a try, wasn't it? How long did you wait until you confessed its content? I love chocolate cakes and will check out those recipes soon, I hope.

  2. I confessed as soon as they had eaten their slices. Not sure if they would have managed a slice if they had known!.