Mix and Bake Chocolate Beetroot Cake

You never realise how versatile vegetables can be in baking till you use it. My first tryst with beetroot were in these eggless red velvet cupcakes and after that I had tried this particular cake while taking them for my cousins. That time, I ran out of cocoa powder so my cake looked more reddish than brownish. I left them with a trivia and they were not able to guess what went into that cake, till I told them that it had beetroot. Beetroot puree lends such a lovely moistness to this cake and enhances the flavor of the chocolate, giving it a nice deep color. Even the kids enjoyed it very much since there is no feeling of having a vegetable into your cake!


If you check out my posts, I have baked with vegetables before in the form of this ever favorite carrot cake as well as this zucchini-carrot bread as well. Off to the way this one was made…



Mix and Bake Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Course Cakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 175 gm beetroot cooked and pureed
  • 200 gm plain flour
  • 100 gm cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 225 gm sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 ml sunflower oil
  • 100 gm chocolate chunks/ chips


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a large loaf pan and set aside.
  • Add all the ingredients, one after the other in a bowl except the chunks and mix with a whisk till well combined.
  • Finally add the chunks and give a final mix. The batter will be glossy and thick.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and tap to flatten the top.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, flip onto the cooling rack and cool completely before slicing and devouring!

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  1. Mmmm….looks very yum…haven't baked in a long time…should turn on my oven soon πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri… πŸ™‚

  2. Looks like a lovely loaf!

    1. Thanks a lot Beulah…

  3. dense loaf dear.love the chocolaty treat

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  4. An indulging. .. Loaf. …yummy☺

    1. Thanks a lot Nusrath… πŸ™‚

  5. loved this color.. looks so chocolaty

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  6. Loved the pic…this cake looks so delish..will try this for sure..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  7. This cake look amazing dear Rafee! I make some cakes with zucchini and love it! but never use a beetroot in cakes!
    I made a tarta one times and love the color!!

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  8. A cake coming after long time what happened πŸ™‚ Baking with beetroot is on my list..shd try it soon.Ur cake looks delicious. I am sure ur cousins loved it.

    1. I had posted one cake this month – the banana peanut butter one… I guess you didn't see it! πŸ™‚ Kind of slowing up on baking cakes… this cake was loved by all alike! Thanks a lot Meena…

  9. So easy to make and looks heavenly dear……. I bookmarked….. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  10. I am slowly starting to love beetroot…. and beetroot in the form of cakes sounds so good to me…

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  11. Wow! I have to try this yumm..y

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  12. Even I love this combo ..nice cake

    1. Thanks a lot Usha…

  13. yummy, I always wanted to try with the beetroot in chocolate cake , looks delicious. Have a nice weekend

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  14. Lovely combo and looks delicious

    1. Thanks a lot dear…

  15. Looks very tempting love the idea of using the beets in your cake!!

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  16. Tempting loaf loaded with chocolate and beetroot. Tasty and also nutritious cake.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  17. wow look at the slice.. just looking awesome πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  18. looks very yummy…will try this

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

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