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Delicious Beetroot Cake

Published Saturday, 12 November, 2016 by kiruci mahendraraj

beets give natural food colouring / Serves: 3 / Nutritional info: beets can lower the hypertension & increase the oxygenation to brain

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter at r.temperature & 2tbsp. tp prepare pans.
  • 3tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cup flour sifted
  • 1cup largely chopped beetroot
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp.vinegar
  • fluffy white icing
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • tbl.salt 1 tsp.

Method

1.cook beets using a vegetable steamer.set aside to cool.

2. Preheat oven to 350 °.Prepare two 9" cake pans by buttering lightly & sprinkle with 1tbsp. sifted cocoa powder,tapping pans to discard the extra cocoa.

3.Cream butter & sugar together . Add eggs one at a time& beat vigorously until each is incorporated . Mix with vanilla.

4.Now finely blend the beet & pour into a separate bowl, make a paste with the remaining cocoa of 2 tbsp.Then blend into the butter mixture.

5.Sift together the remaining dry ingredients. Alternating 2 batches each, add dry ingredients & buttermilk to the butter mixture . In the last batch of buttermilk, mix in the vinegar b4 adding to the batter. Mix until blended.

6.Divide batter among 2 pans & bake for about 20-25 mins. Cool on a rack .

7.To assemble, remove one cake from its pan & place flat side down on a serving platter.

8. Drop 1/2 cup of icing on its top & spread evenly using a flat spatula.

9.then remove the other cake from its pan & place flat side on the icing layer.Now drop the remaining icing on the top & sides of the cake.

10. Finally chill it & serve.

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