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Carrot and beetroot chocolate surprise

Carrot and beetroot chocolate surprise – Baked


  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g raw beetroot, grated finely
  • 125 g grated carrot, grated finely
  • 4 large  eggs whites and yolks,  separate bowls
  • 75 g golden caster sugar
  • 120 g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • plain flour , for dusting the side of the pan with baking paper
  • olive oil to grease the baking pan

! Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4

! In a  bowl, mix egg yolks with the shredded beetroots and carrots

! Break into pieces dark chocolate, melt over hot water until completely melted, remove from fire

! Stir in melted chocolate and all remaining ingredients into the beetroot and carrot mixtures (except egg whites).

! In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer until  it form stiff peaks

! Fold in delicately the egg whites in two folds, with the beetroot and carrots combinations.

! Grease the baking pan with olive oil, dust with flour the sides of the pan before lining with baking paper.

! Using a spatula, pour over the cake mixture evenly into your baking pan

! Bake for 45 minutes or until cake rises . Check by inserting a cake tester,when it comes out clean, cake is done.

! Remove cake from the wire rack. Let cool

! Serve a slice with creamed melted chocolate and Greek yogurt

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