Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Beetroot & Chocolate cake

What the?
After a recent spate of culinary disasters (3 demerit points), I have avoided the kitchen except in pursuit of some snack. Last night however, I found beetroot in the fridge and remembered a beetroot & chocolate cake recipe I've been keen to try out. Determined to reclaim my culinary goddess status I embarked upon yet another challenge the result...
...is okay. Tastewise only the slightest trace of earthy tartness from the beetroot. The chocolate ovewhelms any essence of flavour. I also freestyled with some rose-water whipped cream and plum jam in the middle and chocolate ganache with flaked almonds at the top. It was good but a bit too dense. Verdict: 1 point back. Still need something dazzle-worthy for mother's day.

5 comments:

  1. Rosewater, plum jam, and chocolate ganache?! That sounds incredible. I tip my hat to you. :-)

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  2. what recent spate of culinary disasters?

    anyways, the beet & choc cake looks fabulouso to me and i'm now inspired to bake something tonight ...then again i might (no, i know i will) think differently at the end of what's shaping up to be a loooong day :P

    yumbo jumbo m's nemesis! you may need to make that again next time i'm in town.

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  3. Thats some wicked combinations of food items. Never thought I would hear the words beetroot in a cake.

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  4. Cindy> I was a little nervous using the beetroot given the strong earthy taste and overdosed on flavours but it worked out surprisingly well! Thanks for the kudos!

    Serenity Later> Looks are just as important as taste so that was good! I was a tad disappointed you couldn't see the grated beetroot after baking- oh well!

    Thanh> Yeah -never would've thought to mix the two, but after Magic G's take on Nigella's zucchini & lime sponge, became enlightened to the way of vegetables in cakes. Now to try out the cabbage and white chocolate sachatorte! (Just kidding!)

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  5. Very Shocked at the outcome of this. I was something that the my husband turned his nose up when i explained what i was doing. Then i turned my nose up at him when he enjoyed it. LOL.

    You should add on this wonderful something about Retro Sweets, My husband and i cant stop buying them from www.sweetheaven-online.co.uk and i am sure a lot of people who have read this blog would be interested in your thoughts.

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