Monday, 26 March 2012

Beet Root Cake.

That I am known my family as someone who experiments with food is not new.

 In fact hubby’s aunt once commented that I cannot eat the same amti, bhaji, poli and bhat everyday and I have taught the same to my family. How do you expect variety in food every day?

 At that moment I felt very bad and tried to confirm to the norm but now I realize there are so many ways of making the veggie in question that I cannot eat the same thing everyday also I am not the only one who wants variety she should look at my friends here.

So we do have  problem veggies in our house one of them  is beet root. I just cannot get them to eat it! I have waxed eloquently about the nutrients in beets, the lovely colour that it has etc. but all is like pouring water over the ducks back!!

So when I read here about the cake with beet roots in it. Totally invisible, no flavor of beet root I jumped at the idea. What can be a better healthy snack for The BM#14, Group 2 Day 4?

Here is the original recipe with all my heartfelt thanks to Champa and here is mine.

1 cup maida
¼ cup cocoa
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda
1 tblsp flax seed powder
3 tblsp warm water
1 cup beet, peeled and shredded
¼ cup oil
¼ cup+2 tblsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
¼ cup chocolate chips

1.    Soak the flax seeds with warm water for about 5 minutes.
2.    Grease a loaf pan and pre heat the oven to 180ᵒC.
3.    Sift the maida, baking powder, soda, salt and cocoa in a big bowl.
4. Add the chocolate chips. Mix well.
5.    Add the grated beets, ½ cup milk and oil. Fold.
6.    In case the mixture is too stiff add the 2 tblsp milk.
7.    Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or till the knife inserted comes out clean.
 Do check out the others at Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#14
Linking this to

Kalyani 's Bake Fest  started by Vardhini

Radhika's I Love Baking
I Love Baking

Show me your Hits Series 2~ Fiber Rich Foods

Healthy Morsels event at Taste of Pearl City  
Fast Food, not Fat Food event hosted by Uma , an event by Priya

Kid's Delight, hosted by Rujuta themed on Easy to make Snacks under 30 mins 



  1. beautifully made...cake looks so moist n delicious...thanks for sharing such a lovely cake

  2. I am surprised that the beets haven't imparted the trademark colour to this cake. That said, this is a great way to incorporate veggies into the diet.

  3. Another Yummy recipe!!! Once I tried similar kind of cake with beet juice and got a similar colour of red velvet cake. I love your cake. Simply pulling me inside.

  4. I have heard about beetroot brownies and cakes, yet to try them. Good that your family liked the veggie this way.

  5. Love it. It looks like a normal cake. I was expecting a red colored one. :)

  6. what a moist looking cake and totally innovative and unique!

  7. an absolute treat for chocolate lovers!

  8. Best way to feed kids the most important veggie for their growth .beetroot

  9. Wonderful Way to add veggies in to kid's Diet!!! Cake looks good!!!

  10. Archana,
    Beetroot Cake...very interesting and unusual.. healthy option for the kids..The clicks are fab...
    Thanks for the yummy entry

  11. Very moist looking cake. I love Champa's blog too. Tx to you and her for sharing a wonderful beet cake.

  12. super marked love the nutty flavor of flax seed.

  13. So soft amd moist looking cake I thing beetroot gave a beautiful color to this cake.

  14. This looks sooo lovely like a brownie... However with the goodness of beats... Great baking recipe.. Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

  15. I have tried carrots in cakes but never used Beets ! This looks perfectly baked ! Thank you for the recipe and linking it with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)


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