Red velvet cake made with beetroot

Red velvet cake made with beetroot

Usually red velvet cake is made with red food colouring. This is the REAL red velvet cake which is naturally coloured by beetroot from my garden. You will not find this cake bright red as you would see in commercial bakeries but it does have a reddish hue. Despite the chocolate giving it an overall dark appearance, you can still make out the maroonish colour of the cake. This is definitely healthier than adding colour to your cake.

Coconut milk chocolate pieces in the sliced Red Velvet

Coconut milk chocolate pieces in the sliced Red Velvet


300g beetroot

200 ml or 2/3 cup coconut cream

150g raw sugar

150g demerera sugar

4 free range eggs

1/2 cup oat milk

350 g wholemeal flour

4 tbsp raw organic cacao powder

100g block of organic coconut milk raw chocolate

Pinch of salt



  • Steam beetroot until soft. Leave to cool. Then blend in a food processor until smooth.
  • Line baking pan with baking paper
  • Roughly chop up the block of chocolate
  • Make a dry mixture of flour, cacao powder, salt and chopped up chocolate in a bowl


  • Beat sugar and coconut cream in a bowl. Add eggs one by one
  • Add oat milk and then beetroot puree
  • Pour the mixture into the dry mixture and fold in with a large spoon



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