11 August 2011

The Beets in the Cake

Beetlejuice [Soundtrack] By Various Artists

Watching this tonight with one of these cupcakes for pudding...maybe 2!

Recipe for 18 cupcakes

150g butter
100g caster sugar
100g cocoa powder
225g self raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
175g cooked beetroot (I used 2 balls from a packet)
Zest of half a lemon
3 large eggs

Ingredients for filling:
Double cream
Preferred jam, I used my MacBlack Raspberry which is still going strong.


Preheat oven 180°c

: Put everything in a cake mixer, oh the joy of not using a hand held whisk!

If no cake mixer is around:

Blend beetroot 
Whisk butter and sugar, add the eggs and fold in everything else.

< Bake for 25 minutes until they look like mini muffins 

; Leave to cool

: Whisk cream until stiff and get creative.
Use a small sharp knife and cut top of cake off, spoon in cream and jam, put the lid back on.

Next Time:
I will use different jams or fill with orange buttercream.
Or use the top of cakes to create mini whoopie pies.

Favourite Song:

ê 'Jump In The Line' By Harry Belafonte

Great to bake for big parties and if they don't all go, put them in the fridge where they should be fine for 3 days.