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Lust in cake form

When the winter is ending I crave intense colors. And flavors, extra salty feels right so does spicy. And chocolate. This is definitely the lustiest cake, despite the fact that it’s moistness and rich color come from beets.

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Red velvet chocolate beet cake

1 cup plain flour/GF flour
1/3 cup carob powder*
1 satchet baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup beet and soaked dates puree
1/4C sugar
2tbsp coconut oil + more for greasing
1 tsp vanilla extract
 *I prefer carob powder but you can substitute it with cocoa powder. (edit: Using Carob gives the cake amazing red colour, with cocoa the cake gets much darker)
Glaze:
2 ripe bananas
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup carob powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Grease and line a small cake tin.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, carob, baking powder and salt.
In a separate medium mixing bowl combine beet&date puree, sugar, coconut oil and vanilla and pour into dry ingredients. If you feel your mix is not wet enough, add in some milk or water until it reaches a thick cake batter consistency. Use your best judgement. Mix until just combined and pour into cake tin.

Bake for 20 – 23 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted removes clean. Cool down and in the mean time prepare the glaze: blend all of the ingredients together and pour over cake.

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17 thoughts on “Lust in cake form

  1. matilda says:

    aaaaaahhhjojoprejoh
    pa še pik, pik, pik (kaplja…)
    wonderful (ki je več kot prelepo…wonder je pač pravljično..in v deželici ne bomo nikoli imeli izrazov za plavanje nad oblaki..)

    • O Matilda, sem te že pogrešala, ampak sem sumila da te taka žuftna sladička zbeza, da se oglasiš:) Moraš probat, mene je prepričal, da zelenjava ni samo za v solato. Baje je na primorskem nek ful dober kolač, ki nima korenčka sam za prilogo:)

  2. matilda says:

    rdeča pesa je tako dramatčna, da bi bil čas, da nekdo zalkimira beet rouge…enkrat pa ti bom povedala zgodbico o moji londonski pesi.
    korenček pa je pa itak čisto prevzeten;)

    tvoja fotka pa čisto paše na Requiem,. ki ga imam za podlago.

      • Tina says:

        Predlagam da zacnes razmisljat o tem…einfach zate ze…za nekoga kateremu je pa dosezek naredit simple solato…pa nismo vsi prisli za darom za peko in upravljanjem pecice na ta svet :)

      • Tina says:

        In ravno zato, ker pekaci niso poceni…bi lahko s tem notri prinesla…da bi imela stalne odjemalce…sej lahko zacnemo tedensko…:)

  3. Nolan says:

    Could you clarify the on cup of beet and date puree? Is it one cup total with dates in beet juice? Could you just explain the process? Thanks!

    • It’s approx 50% soaked dates puree and 50% cooked mashed beets puree. All is matters is to use 1 cup of puree altogether, if you want it sweeter you can change the ratio and make it 70% dates, 30% beets.

  4. fork-in-hand says:

    Great! I’ve been wanting to incorporate beets into a meal! This cake looks amazing and I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

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