I made a quick cake as we had family coming today for a Boxing day at home. It’s my go to recipe, so quick and easy to make and really rather delicious and indulgent.
I thought I’d share it with you.
Beetroot Brownie Cake…
I’ve doubled the quantities as I always like to make lots, these brownies/ cake freeze really well.
- 500g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
- 500g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 500g caster sugar
- 6 eggs
- 300g self-raising flour
- 500g beetroot. I use the precooked vacuum packed stuff from the supermarket, make it is isn’t in vinegar! Grate with a cheese grater.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees (Fan assisted oven)
- Line your chosen tins, sometimes I use a big tray, this time I used 2 20cm diameter cake tins.
- Grease the sides
- Break chocolate into pieces, cut butter into cubes, throw both into a large mixing bowl and place in oven as it heats up, stir occasionally until completely melted.
- Whisk eggs and sugar together.
- Add melted chocolate + butter, beat together until smooth
- Gently fold in the flour, then the beetroot, don’t over work it
- Spoon the mixture into your tins
- Bake in centre of oven for approx 20 minutes, checking through out that it isn’t catching.
- Leave to cool completely once out of the oven.
Fill with what ever you fancy, today I used chocolate spread and fresh whipped cream, I have also used jam or Biscoff spread too, all very yum.
Assemble your cake/ cut your brownies, however you want to present it.
Check out Meri Meri on Instagram, their party bits are LUSH!
This is a very dense and rich recipe, the beetroot adds a lovely earthiness and depth of colour. If you didn’t tell someone it was in there they’d never guess, but it’s a very popular make with friends, family and the children.
Did you see our Christmas day breakfast?
Another really simple to make recipe which looks great. Yesterday was the first time I’d given it a go.
Google Nutella Christmas tree for several variations of the recipe.
I hope you’re all having a lovely time with friends and family.
I’m a tad exhausted to be honest and daydreaming of a Christmas away next year, no presents, just snow and isolation.