Gluten free beetroot and chocolate cake

I’ll do anything to get Elspeth to eat a vegetable. Including cooking one into a chocolate cake! It works; she loves it! A word of warning though: in true gluten free style, it is rather crumbly. Worth the mess, though, it’s delicious.

Gluten free beetroot and chocolate cake


100g cocoa

230g gluten free self-raising flour

200g caster sugar

100g dark cooking chocolate, in pieces

125g butter

250g cooked beetroot (steamed or boiled), grated

3 eggs


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a cake tin.

Mix flour, cocoa, and sugar together in a large bowl.

Melt butter and chocolate together – either in the microwave, or in a bowl suspended over a saucepan of hot water.

Add beetroot and eggs to the butter and chocolate, and mix well.

Then add that all to the dry ingredients, and mix well.

Pour into cake tin and cook for 50 minutes. Leave in tin to cool for 10 minutes.

Nom! Possibly with cream.

Nom, with cream!

7 thoughts on “Gluten free beetroot and chocolate cake

  1. That looks gorgeous! Lucky Ellie and Aidan!

  2. Terrence Diamantis says:

    Poor Elspeth, fancy having such deceitful parents! :p

  3. missustidge says:

    This is a GREAT idea. I can get my little one to eat fruit all day, but veggies are a struggle. And gluten-free to boot!

    • stace8383 says:

      You can try carrot cake too. And I’ve been told that pumpkin, potato, zucchini, and several other vegetables can easily be put into yummy cakes, but I haven’t tried them yet!

  4. missustidge says:

    Reblogged this on Domesticated and commented:
    How do you get your little one to eat vegetables? The Thinking Mum has got it covered. In chocolate, that is.

  5. Andrew says:

    I imagine that it would be very yummy. Okay, my oven isn’t working, but next time I visit I’ll bring pumpkin cookie dough. Only thing is that it does taste and feels a lot better with gluten, then without.

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