24 May 2012

Chocolate and beetroot cake








Whe I read this recipe from Goodfood chanel UK I was amazed with be with beets but love the idea to make a cake with it and the icing have beets too.

I have to say is original and nice, the mix with chocolate and beets are really nice!

Ingredients

180 ml sunflower oil
190 self raising flour
60 g. cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
250 grs sugar
250 grs. beetroot cooked
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing

250 icing sugar
reserved beetroot juice
 25 g. white chocolate broken into pieces
25 g dark chocolate broken into pieces

method

Preheat the oven to 180 °c

Lightly oil a 20 cm diameter  round cake tin and  the base with baking parchment.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate  and stir in the sugar.

In a food procesor or a blender purée the beet, then scrape into sieve  set over a bowl and put out the juices with the back of a spoon. Reseve the juices for the icing.

In a bowl place the beet root pulp  and add the eggs and vanilla
then slowly add the oil, Mix well.

In other bowl place the dry ingredients and mix with beetroom mixture and with a large spoon gently fold together.

Pour into the tin and bake by  40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes clean.
Remove the cake from the oven  leave by 10 minutes  then turn into a wire rack until completely cold.

Icing

Place the icing sugar into a bowl.Stir in a few drops of the reserved beetroot juice (or pink food colouring) the icing should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If not add water drop by drop until you achieve the correct consistency.

Pour the icing over the cake and let dry by 1 hour.
melt white chocolate to bain marie then spoon into a piping bag.
Repeat with the dark chocolate .
Drizzle and flick both colurs all over your cake , garnish how you like. Set aside again by 1 hour.

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EN ESPAÑOL

Cake de chocolate con betarraga










Cuando vi esta receta en Good Food Channel me sorprendió que fuera con betarragas pero despues pensé que podría ser bueno ya que  la  betarraga es más bien dulce y me encantó el color que daba al icing.
Quedo muy bueno porque la mezcla de chocolate y betarraga es muy buena.


Ingredientes

180 ml de aceite de maravilla o maiz
190 grs, de harina con polvos de hornear
60 grs. cocoa en polvo
1 cucharadita de bicarbonato de soda
250 grs. de azúcar
250 grs. de betarraga cocida
3 huevos
1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla


Icing

250 grs. de azúcar glass o azúcar flor
jugo de betarraga reservado
25 gtrs, de chocolate blanco para derretir
25 grs. de chocolate negro para derretir


Preparación

Precalentar el horno a 180°c
Aceitar o enmantequillar un molde redondo de 20 cm de diámetro.
En un bol grande mezclar la harina, cocoa en polvo, bicarbonato y azúcar.
En la licuadora o en un procesador moler la betarraga en una consistencia de puré, poner en un colador y apretar un poco con una cuchara para que bote el jugo . Reservar aparte el jugo servirá para el icing (la cubierta)

En otro bol mezclar la pulpa de betarraga,agregar los huevos de auno y la vainilla, finalmente el aceite.
Mezclar bien durante unos minutos.
En el bol que tiene los ingredientes secos agregar la mezcla de betarraga, unir suavemente con una cuchara de madera,
Cuando esté bien unido vaciar al molde la mezcla y llevar al horno por unos 40 a 45 minutos.
Con una brocheta insertar en el centro y cuando salga limpia está listo.
Dejar enfriar el cake antes de desmoldar.

Para la cubierta (icing)

Colocar el azúcar glass en un bol agregar unas gotas del jugo de betarraga (dependen del color que se quiera yo le puse más)
Agregar unas gotas de limón y mezclar bien. Debe tener una consistencia espesa para cubri el cake si se quiere menos espeso agregar unas gotas de agua. sino más azúcar.
Bañar o cubrir el cake con la crema de azúcar y betarraga.
Dejar secar por lo menos 1 hora.
Derretir el  chocolate blanco a baño maria.
Derretir el chocolate negro aparte a baño maría tambien.
En una manga plástica colocar el chocolate blanco y hacer los dibujos de la cubierta.
En otra manga colocar el chocolate negro y hacer dibujos sobre el blanco o como se quiera.
Ambos chocolates se van secando y quedan bien e incluso se puede repetir unos d elos chocolates, el contraste queda bonito.
Dejar secar nuevamente por lo menos una hora antes de partir el cake.




121 comments:

  1. Wow, that's an amazing color you achieve, Gloria! I'm so impressed how the beetroot transformed the cake...

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    1. Yes is nice the color that the beet give to the cake Javelin:)

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  2. Oh that is beautiful! Do you remember me making a chocolate and beet cake probably a year ago? It was very good! But yours is so much more pretty! Mind didn't have any frosting like that..I love it!

    And I love those clouds, gloria...what a beautiful sky!

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    1. Thanks Betsy I find so nice the mix of chocolate and beet! I will see your recipe tomorrow !

      I take the clouds in the morning I think you will like!

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  3. Oh so beautiful cake.! Love the intricate design on top. I am sure it was not only feast to eyes but to stomach too..

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  4. Gloria, that is so interesting and pretty too!! I would have never thought to use beet root.
    I made a homemade pizza tonight...had pizza on the brain from your last post!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris have a nice weekend!

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  5. I had come across a similar recipe but was doubtful how it will taste. But after seeing yours I'm convinced to try it out. Love the icing design you have made.

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  6. Simply love the colour and the flavour combo. Yummy!

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  7. particolarissima una fetta per domani a colazione

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  8. La beterraga es media dulce, así que me imagino que debe haber quedado fabulosa la mezcla. Se ve muy tentador el cake! Besitos!

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    1. Gracias Moon, un abrazo amiga!

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  9. So unusual cake for my, but the colour of icing is beautiful

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    1. Here is unusual too LOL, but I love this combo is nice!

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  10. Fantastico, tiene que estar de vicio

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    1. Gracias José Manuel, es cierto queda muy rico, con el chocolate!

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  11. It looks artistically done, I love the icing's color. Anyways, this recipe does sound good knowing it has beet on it.

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  12. Gloria, I love this colour!
    Once I made a cake like this, it's fab.
    Have a nice week end

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    1. Thanka a lot Manu, have a nice weekend! baci

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  13. Pretty and really tempting! Perfect with a cup of coffee.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. I remember seeing this recipe on tv. It has two of my favourite things, chocolate and beetroot! I love the way you decorated it, it's gorgeous! :) ♥♥♥

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    1. Yes you see? what nice! Is a nice mix:)
      have a lovely weekend dear jeanne, and take píctures always I wanna see more of Africa LOL

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  15. never use beetroot making into cake before, sound so yummy, must try one day.

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    1. ah but You make always amazing and beauty things Sonia!

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  16. Betterave et chocolat ? il fallait oser!!!! mais à la reflexion tu as raison la douceur d ela betterave doit s'accorder aux recettes sucrées et magnifier le chocolat...Et puis la couleur en fait un gâteau si girly!!!!Bravo

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    1. ah you say Betterave in french what nice name!
      Oui,oui betterave et chocolat et magnifier mon amie!
      Merci beaucoup:)

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  17. Ooooh! I've never made a beetroot cake but they always look so luxurious and delicious :) Yours is no exception!

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  18. La combinación de chocolate y betarraga es deliciosa y esta torta se ve estupenda.

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    1. Gracias Annie me ha gustado esta mezcla combina super bien!

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  19. Hola amiga, supongo que betarraga es remolacha? Yo hice esta torta pero la tuya está decorada muy bonita. Ah, la remolacha la dejé cruda y pelada, no necesitás cocinarla. Y le agregué más chocolate para disimular por los chicos.... más un chorro de licor. Tuvo mucho éxito. Besos,

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  20. Wow Gloria - this is a true beauty. I love the color from the beetroot and am always intrigued when people use ingredients in new and exciting ways!

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    1. Thanks Claudia I.enjoy too try new ingredients!:)

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  21. Never used beetroot in baking! Love its color and the use of oil instead of butter!

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  22. I have seen this once in a cafe'! Looks ever so good!!

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  23. che meraviglia!!! uno spettacolo di dolcezza, un bacio

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  24. Very unusual combination but one that I would like to try. Thanks for this. Diane

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  25. Hola Gloria, una tarta increíble y buenísima.
    Besitos.

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  26. You are so talented! That is simply beautiful. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks to you Elsie you are so nice!

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  27. I remember making a choc beetroot cake and loving it! Yours looks equally delicious!

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  28. i 've never worked with beets before. Your cake is simply gorgeous, sure this must be hit at your house! Happy weekend, Gloria!

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  29. Thanks Lena have a nice weekend!

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  30. An interesting combination ~ Thanks for this Gloria ~

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  31. Chocolate and beetroot...hmmm, this is a new one for me! Although, I've tried chocolate carrot cake, and chocolate zucchini cake...so why not chocolate beetroot cake!! Looks yummy and lovely decorations :)

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    1. Yes when I made I think in zucchini cake so was my first time that I mke that and is really nice:))

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  32. Hi Gloria, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  33. They look delightful! Absolutely perfect.

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  34. Looks so lovely with the beetroot icing! Awesome! I've made a recipe with cocoa with beetroot & it was simply to die for! Great combination that tasted better than chocolate cake actually! Have a wonderful weekend, Gloria! :)

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  35. Just gorgeous, Gloria! I've had a wonderful chocolate-beet cake, so I bet this one is just as delish! Have a great weekend~

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  36. Chocolate I can not eat, so that would not be a tasty treat.

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    1. Uh?Is Pat or the cat???

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    2. Can I have Pat's piece? :)

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    3. of course you are my best taster LOL

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  37. Love chocolate and beets.. great combination. Wonderful photos, and I'll give this a whirl.

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  38. Carotte,ok.....courgette,ok....mais betterave?....je suis très curieuse, après tout pourquoi pas, le gout est assez doux!....et le gâteau est très beau!

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    1. Si c'est vrai, je pensais la même chose mais après tout le sucre dans la betterave n'est-ce pas? était très bon et c'est la première fois que je fais, baisers

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  39. Se ve precioso amiga, la beterraga queda estupenda en masas dulces, besitos

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  40. ok wont lie...i am cringing a bit...beets....err....ok, so maybe i will try it...if there is enough chocolate...smiles.

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    1. can I have Brian's piece, too? ha.

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    2. Yes betsy you can :) lol

      ahh these guys:)

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  41. I love chocolate and beetroot cake and have made it a few times. love the way you've decorated it - will have to try that next time!

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  42. wow...chocolate and beetroot cake !!!!!!what a unique combination of flavors...loved it !!!!

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    1. Hi dear how are you? thanks by stopping by!

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  43. En verdad es muy novedoso y se ve riquísima.
    Saludos.

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    1. Es muy buena Pamela aunque hay gente que NO me cree, pero uno tienes que hacer lo que el corazon le dicta.
      Yo eligo mis recetas del corazón o sea veo una receta y la hago. Eso es. Ahora si no me gustara no la publicaría.
      Hasta ahora nunca me ha pasado.
      Un abrazo fuerte

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  44. I just discovered the Good Food channel today, Gloria. They sure do have some interesting recipes.

    Your Chocolate and Beetroot Cake looks heavenly. I do believe it may, dare I say, be better than Red Velvet Cake!

    Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. So sorry you have no asparagus now. I'll munch on some just for you, lol...

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    1. Thanks dear I have to wait by asparagus LOL You enjoy!!

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  45. Hi Gloria,
    Such an interesting cake you have here. Actually I have one very tasty beet cake recipe by David Lebovitz but I m seeing this beet root icing for the first time. Makes such an eye catching decoration on the cake :D.
    Have a nice day!
    Anuja

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  46. Je n'ai encore jamais fait de gâteau à la betterave. je note.
    Ça doit être très bon.
    A bientôt

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  47. Hi Gloria,

    I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog and would love for you to stop by and participate.

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    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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  48. Las recetas de choco con beterragas son bastante comunes y muchas veces es para darle un color mas lindo
    tu receta se ve DELICIOSA
    BESOS

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  49. Nice and interesting!! Happy to follow you :)
    http://youtoocancookindianfood.blogspot.in/

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  50. I've heard a lot of good things about chocolate and beets together! Great cake.

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  51. Love the beetroot juice in the frosting - so pretty!

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  52. Oh my! I would have never thought of this combination! It looks lovely and so yum :) Can you pass a piece over here please? Thanks!

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  53. Gloria, que Rico queque y se ve tan lindo con esos

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  54. No se que pasó!! Sigo: se ve muy lindos con esos colores. Cariños

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  55. Gracias Claudia,te mando cariños tambien!

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  56. What a fantastic cake!I am a new follower!Congrats on your great blog!If you want to discover greek cuisine,drop by my blog!
    Many kisses from Greece,dear Gloria!

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  57. il est magnifique et bien gourmand, un morceau ne serais pas de refus
    bonne journée

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  58. I have always heard that chocolate and beetroot makes an amazing combination, but have never tried it. It looks wonderful - I'll have to give it a try!

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  59. I love the colours on this cake - they go very well with your tea set!

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  60. I never thought of adding beetroot in a cake. Very original idea!

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  61. I know this is as good as it looks; great presentation!
    Rita

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  62. Che torta particolare! Mai usate le barbabietole per un dolce, mi incuriosce moltissimo. E' proprio bella con quella decorazione bicolore. Baci, buona settimana

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  63. Wow Gloria! it's a wonderful Cake! Thank you thousand for the recipe!:) You've nice week! kiss kiss Simona;))

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  64. Hola: La receta en español no tiene la explicaciòn de la preparaciòn, y encuentro super la receta, por eso me interesa mucho.
    Gracias.

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    1. Cierto cierto mi única excusa es que no he tenido minuto para hacer la traducción ahora mismo la haré antesd emi nuevo post.
      Sorry pero estos dias no tuve casi acceso al computador mis hijos se apoderaron de lso dos computadores pero lo haré ahora. besos

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  65. This cake Is such a great colour - who doesn't love purple?

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  66. Hola Gloria, Magnificent color for icing. I am sure it tasted wonderful. Have a fabulous week :)

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  67. truly tempting..excellent presentation
    Tasty Appetite

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  68. thanks to all of you by your nice comments!!

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  69. Thank u so much Gloria for letting me know that u tried the Juice.....Wishes to ur hubby tooo :)

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    1. I will tell him :) Thanks Faseela!

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  70. Beautiful cake, Gloria! I've seen recipes for this, but never tried one.

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  71. Hi Gloria,
    This is a beautiful cake that I can't wait to make, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

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  72. Precioso Gloria! el sabor tiene que ser fantástico. Besos

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  73. Dear Gloria, I would never think to make a cake with beets! I think this cake looks moist and delicious.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  74. What an original cake! I bet it's delish!

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  75. Beetroot makes for a surprisingly good chocolate cake I've found. I'm glad you are a convert. Yours look superb as ever :)

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