Baking a cake is a dream to many including me. I very rarely bake a cake. This time, I want to bake a cake that is healthy, sugar-free and fat-free.
After surfing various blogs finally decided to do a beetroot cake. Nextly to make it more healthy I avoided sugar, butter and maida.
This was a big experiment to me as it has 0% sugar in it. Fingers crossed, I was thinking about the texture and taste for the 35 minutes. Thank God, the cake turned out really awesome. It was so soft and tasted perfect with sugar, butter, maida and eggless.
- Whole wheat flour – 1 1/4 cups
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/4 cup
- Beetroot – 3
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
- Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – 1/4 tsp
- Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
- Olive oil – 3 tbsp
- Milk – 3/4 cup
- Organic jaggery powder – 1/4 cup
- Organic honey – 3 tbsp
- Flax seeds mixture – 1 tbsp flax seeds powder + 3 tbsp water
- Peel the skin of the beetroot and wash it. Roughly chop the beetroots and transfer it to a mixer grinder.
- Grind the beetroot until smooth. Keep it aside.
- Preheat the oven at 200 °C. Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, sieve the whole wheat flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and organic jaggery powder. Repeat it 2-3 times.
- Mix all the dry ingredients into a homogenous mixture.
- In another mixing bowl, add pureed beetroot, vanilla essence, olive oil, milk, organic honey and flax seeds mixture. Mix them well.
- Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Whisk it well to avoid lumps.
- Pour the cake batter into the greased pan.
- Bake the cake at 180 °C for 30-35 minutes in convection mode. Check with a knife or skewer by inserting it at the centre of the cake. If comes out well, your cake is done. If the batter is stuck to the knife/skewer then bake it for 5-10 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool. Transfer it to a plate.
- Ganache the cake with beetroot puree, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, organic jaggery powder and milk. Yummy and healthy cake is ready to serve.
- Ganache is optional. You can serve it plain too.
- Any other ganache can be done as per the wish.