Beetroot Cake

17 Aug

Certainly sounds unusual I know, I wasn’t too sure when I first made this cake at work but it’s beautiful and light and an amazing colour before its cooked!! This is quickly becoming my new favourite cake, not only to make but to eat as well 🙂


280g Beetroot (cooked)
225ml Vegetable oil
400g Caster sugar
4 Eggs
230(1 tin) Pineapple
375g Plain flour
2tsp Baking powder
1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2tsp Mixed spice


100g Butter
600g Icing sugar
200g Cream cheese

Estimated time: 40 minutes


Firstly the messy bit. Weigh out your Beetroot into a bowl or board, once weighed grate all of it and put to one side. Now with your pineapple empty the tin into a blender and blitz it until you’re left with a fun foamy purée.

Weigh your caster sugar and vegetable oil into a bowl or mixer and stir to combine, make sure they’re mixed together or you may get lumps! You’ll know this is done when (as my fiancée pointed out) it looks like glue!


To your gluey paste :p slowly mix in your eggs one at a time making sure they are completely mixed in before adding the next. As you add the eggs you’ll notice a nice colour change and the mix will become glossy.


Now mix through your grated Beetroot and pineapple purée and watch the mix turn an amazing purple colour!!!

Carefully fold in the dry ingredients into the awesome purple cake mix. Try to make sure there aren’t any lumps of flour left as these never taste nice 🙂


Pour the cake mix into a lined tin and bake in the oven at 180c for roughly 35-40minutes. Once the time is up use a skewer to see if they’re cooked, like most cakes this one will not leave any crumbs on the skewer. Leave this to one side to cool.


In another bowl weigh your butter, icing sugar and cream cheese. Carefully mix this all together, not going to lie, this is much easier using a mixer or a hand held mixer!!


Keep mixing this all together until you have a lovely creamy icing with no lumps. Now with your cool cake spread your icing all over the top before cutting and eating!!!


Now eat it and enjoy with your family and friends. You will be amazed at how tasty this cake is. Everyone will love this cake and pleasantly surprised about the ingredients!! Enjoy everyone 🙂


2 Responses to “Beetroot Cake”

  1. bakeaffairs August 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    This sounds very interesting! I heard about beetroot ice cream but have never tasted one. So I will definitely try out this cake… Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • justthebasicscooking August 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      You’re welcome, this was a great discovery! Often the Beetroot is a bit odd in sweet things, but in this it works really well in this cake. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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