Cake & Cookie Recipes > Beetroot Cake

How to make beetroot cake:
An example (like carrot cake) of using sweet root vegetables in cakes. This was a popular idea in the 16th Century.


2 cups self-raising flour
2 large cooked beetroots, grated
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
7 1/2 fluid oz sunflower oil
1 cup superfine sugar
4 eggs beaten
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Sift the flour, baking power, grated nutmeg and mixed spice into a large basin.
- Add the beetroot.
- Mix the sugar, eggs and oil together and mix this into the flour and beetroot mixture.
- Pour the mixture into to two greased 1lb loaf tins and bake at 175 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for 40 minutes.