Beetroot cake


Ingredients 19
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • 625
    ml
    cake flour
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 7
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 15
    ml
    mixed spice
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 375
    ml
    sugar
  • 315
    ml
    sunflower oil
  • 4
    jumbo eggs
  • 500
    ml
    peeled and grated beetroot
  • 250
    ml
    chopped pecan nuts
  • 65
    ml
    apricot jam
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING
  • 500
    g
    cream cheese
  • 85
    ml
    icing sugar, sifted
  • 10
    ml
    grated orange peel
  • TOPPING
  • 375
    ml
    sugar
  • 315
    ml
    water
  • 3
    medium beetroot, peeled and thinly sliced
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 190 ºC. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and salt twice. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs. Add beetroot, nuts and jam and mix well. Sift in flour mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased deep 20 cm diameter baking pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Spread thickly with icing and decorate with candied beetroot topping. ICING: Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Fold in icing sugar and gently mix in orange peel. TOPPING: Place 250 ml (1 cup) each of the sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Add beetroot and reduce heat to moderate. Boil for 25 minutes. Remove beetroot slices. Combine remaining sugar and water in another saucepan and boil until sugar dissolves. Transfer beetroot to this mixture and cool. Store beetroot in syrup in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.
 

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