Try this deliciously moist & healthy ginger beetroot chocolate cake! It is moist from the beetroot , ground almonds & sugar-free applesauce (no refined sugar added).
This cake is peppered with fresh root ginger & chunks of stem ginger to contrast with the depth of the cacao. To add to the nutritive content, I have added in goji berries, ground flaxseed & protein powder. (Pulsin soy-derived protein powder).
It is quick to make & freezes well too. It is lovely to have as an afternoon snack or as a post-gym snack on its own, or as a dessert served with cream (regular dairy cream or coconut cream) & perhaps a few blueberries.
Makes: approx 20-24 squares
Preparation time: 22-25 mins
Baking time: 30 mins
50g ground almonds
80g wholemeal flour or buckwheat flour
20g ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
60g cacao powder
3 balls of stem ginger, cut into small chunks
2-2.5 cm piece fresh root ginger, finely grated
200g cooked beetroot (the non-pickled variety)
100g sugar-free apple sauce
115g honey or agave
1 tbsp coconut oil or rapeseed oil
3 large eggs or chia or flaxseed substitute
1/2 tsp salt
30g goji berries
2 tbsp protein powder (I use Pulsin’ Soy derived protein powder)
2 tbsp milk of choice (regular cow milk, almond milk & coconut work well)
Preheat oven to 200ºC, 170ºC Fan and line a 7.5″ X 11″ (19 X 27cm) rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper & a little coconut oil spray.
Put the cooked beetroot, applesauce, oil, eggs, salt, goji berries & milk in a blender or food processor & whizz to combine. A fantastic deep pink fluid forms (see below!)
Add this beetroot mix to the dry mix & stir to form a cake batter.
Pour into the prepared lined tin & bake for 30 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
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