1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 ½ cup self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup grated beetroot
2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped coarsely
Grease and line a 23cm round tin. Preheat oven to 180°C.
- In a big mixing bowl, sift the cocoa powder and flour. Add the sugar.
- In another bowl, mix together the oil and eggs. Add this to the dry mix.
- Add the beetroot, vanilla essence and walnuts and mix until just combined.
- Bake for an hour.
Super easy recipe, you only need a big spoon to mix it all together.
I find the cake gets better as it gets older (on the day of baking it, it was soft and quite crumbly), it gets a bit denser, but it’s not a heavy cake.