April 1, 2013

Whole wheat beetroot cake with chocolate ganache.

Hmm..lazzy cook is becoming very lazzy now a days... not much cooking..I think I pressed a snooze button once i am back from vacation.This time it is taking me longer to adjust I am missing everyone at home...
             This months daring bakers challenge was to hide the veggies in baked goodies.I think carrot cakeis always deliciousdonthave to hide so I decided to go on and make a beetroot cake, but didnt wanted to ruin the beautiful colour of it with chocolate.I aslowanted to replace butter with avacadoes but was out of stock.So I made plain beetroot cake with chocolate ganache and beetroot royal icing to decorations.

Beetroot Cake

Beetroot - 2 medium sized
Butter - 3/4cup
Sugar - 1 3/4 cup
Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Eggs - 3 nos
vanilla extract - 1- 2 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 1/4cp
Whole milk - 1cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate chips - 100gm
heavy cream - 1/2 cup

Beetroot Royal Icing

Beetroot juice - 1/2 cup
Castor sugar - 1 cup

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook the beetroot with little water until soft.
  3. Puree the beetroot or grate .
  4. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan with butter and dusting.
  5. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy for 3 to 5 min.Now add eggs one by one.
  6. When the eggs are combined add the vanilla extract and pureed beets.
  7. In another bowl mix whole wheat flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.
  8. Mix in one part of dry ingredients to butter-egg mixture.Beat in low speed.
  9. Combine milk and yogurt to batter.
  10. Add remaining flour mixture to batter and mix.
  11. Pour the batter ino the cake tin and bake to 25- 30 mintues.
To make the Chocolate ganache
       In a microwave safe bowl take the chocolate chips and heavy cream and microwave for 30 sec.Whisk now until smooth.

To make Royal Icing
      Mix together remaining water of cooked juice of beets and castor sugar until you get the required consistency.

For Assembling the cake
     -Pour the chocolate ganache over( if u feel the consistency is too think do microwave for10 sec and see).
     - Once the cake is completely covered with chocolate design ass you like with royal icing.


Epulo@ZestyBite said...

Yummy and looks beautiful. Does the finished product have that rooty smell?

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