Chocolate Beetroot Cake Recipe (From the Steiner Cookbook)

Exeter Steiner School Cookbook at The Natural NurseryMmmmmm, cake made from a vegetable! That has got to be good for you!

This is from the Exeter Steiner Schools Cookbook and it is a recipe by Emma of Emmas Bread.

Makes 12/14 slices

75g cocoa powder

180g plain flour

2tsp baking powder

250g caster sugar

150g cooked beetroot

3 large eggs

100ml corn or sunflower oil

1tsp vanilla extract

Icing sugar for dusting


1) Lightly butter a 20cm round cake tin

2) Sift cocoa, flour and baking powder into a bowl

3) Mix in sugar and set aside these dry ingredients

4) Puree cooked beetroot or mash

5) Add eggs one at a time to the beetroot then add vanilla extract and oil and whiz or mix until smooth.

6) Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add beetroot mixture and lightly mix together

7) Pour into cake tin

8) Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean, cover with a sheet of foil or greaseproof paper if it starts to brown after 30 mins.

9) The cake will not rise a great deat and the top will crack – all part of it’s character.

10) After removing from the oven leave in tin for 15 mins. Cool on wire rack and dust with icing sugar before serving.

Exeter Steiner School Recipe at the Natural Nursery