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Beetroot Cake With A Cream Cheese Frosting

Author: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 190 g flour
  • 5 mls baking powder
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 2.5 mls ground cinnamon
  • 1.25 mls salt
  • 190 g sugar - I used fructose
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 190 mls canola oil
  • 2.5 mls vanilla extract
  • 200 g beetroot grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate grated
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

For the frosting

  • 125 g cream cheese
  • 100 g honey
  • 2.5 mls vanilla extract

Instructions

For the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Butter and flour a loaf pan
  • Sieve together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar
  • Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, oil and vanilla
  • Mix in thoroughly and then add the balance of the ingredients
  • Gently mix together and then pour into the loaf pan
  • Bake for 45 minutes

For the frosting

  • Beat together the cream cheese, honey and vanilla extract