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Chocolate Beetroot Brownie Cake
Beetroot Brownie Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

The perfect way to use up excess beetroot from yours or friends/families allotments, this deeply rich flavoured brownie cake has an earthy tone to it but you'd have to be a detective to work out it's beetroot. This cake not only has one of your five-a-day in it but it's also gluten free, dairy free and vegan too.

Course: Dessert, Tea Time
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and vegan
Keyword: Beetroot, Brownie, Cake, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 3 medium beetroots grated you'll need approx 250g
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 150 g self raising gluten free flour
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 heaped tsp ground chia seeds
  • 100 ml soya milk add more or less to create a smooth but firm consistency
The icing topping
  • 50 g dairy free spread I carried on with the coconut theme and used coconut Vitalite
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Peel and grate the three beetroot and add to a large bowl.

  2. Add the sugar, oil and coco to the beetroot along and mix thoroughly to combine.

  3. Next add the soya milk and the coconut flour, mix again to combine.

  4. Finally add the self raising flour with the ground chia seeds mixed in gradually you may need a little extra soya or a touch of water to loosen the mixture you need a soft dropping consistency.

  5. Plop into a prepared 8" cake tin and pop in the oven on 200C/180C fan for 25 minutes.

  6. The cake will not rise much but will have a soft bounce to the touch when gently pressed with your finger.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

  8. To make the icing simply beat the icing sugar and dairy free spread together with the vanilla extract.

Recipe Notes

If you're wondering what's sprinkled on top it's cacao nibs, not to everyone's liking but I love the bitter crunch to them and it adds a different texture to the cake.

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Brownie Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.