Beetroot and chocolate traybake

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

cooking time

30 mins to 1 hour


Makes 12 slices

Brighten up a special occasion, or cake sale, with this rich beetroot and chocolate flavour combo, decorated with heart-shaped candied beetroot!

For this recipe you will need a food processor.

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For the cake

  • 250g/9oz self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 250g/9oz cooked beetroot in natural juices
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 160ml/5½fl oz buttermilk
  • 160g/5½oz butter, softened
  • 230g/8oz caster sugar
  • 3 large free-range eggs

For the icing

  • 280g/10oz cream cheese
  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g/1¾oz icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

For the candied beetroot hearts

  • 2 x raw beetroots
  • 200g/7oz caster sugar
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