Monday, November 26, 2012

Beetroot & Walnut Cake

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 12

Anne was to leave them on the morrow, an event which they all dreaded. "What should they do without her?  They were wretched comforters for one another."  And so much was said in this way, that Anne thought she could not do better than impart among them the general inclination to which she was privy, and persuaded them all to go to Lyme at once. She had little difficulty; it was soon determined that they would go; go to-morrow, fix themselves at the inn, or get into lodgings, as it suited, and there remain till dear Louisa could be moved. They must be taking off some trouble from the good people she was with; they might at least relieve Mrs Harville from the care of her own children; and in short, they were so happy in the decision, that Anne was delighted with what she had done, and felt that she could not spend her last morning at Uppercross better than in assisting their preparations, and sending them off at an early hour, though her being left to the solitary range of the house was the consequence  combatant against the common colda potent combatant against the common cold, are a rich source of is betaine; betaine is vital to good cardiovascular healthreduce high blood pressure,

Beetroot & Walnut Cake
Inspired from Afeitar


150g  beetroot, grated
200 ml walnut oil
200g caster sugar
3 eggs , separated
3 Tbsp  of milk
110g roasted walnut, chopped
200g all purpose flour
2 Tsp baking powder
½  Tsp each ground ginger, cinnamon & nutmeg
20 cm springform cake pan

For vanilla frosting:

400g cream cheese
150g icing sugar
180g unsalted butter
1 Tsp vanilla extract


1)      Preheat oven to 170°C & greased cake pan . Combine 1 teaspoon of grated beetroot & 2 tablespoons boiling water in a bowl & set aside .  ( for coloring the frosting) .

2)      Beat sugar with oil & gradually add in eggs yolks & milk .  Add in grated beetroot & walnuts . Stir till well combined. 

3)      Fold in flour, baking powder into the beetroot mixture till all combined. 

4)      Beat egg white till stiff peaks & gradually fold in cake mixture . Pour batter in greased cake pan & bake for 40  minutes .  Let to cool . 

5)      For vanilla frosting:  Whisk butter & icing sugar. Add in cream cheese , vanilla extract & beetroot coloring till fully combined . Spread half of the frosting over cake & chilled it for 1 hour coz this cake is quite crumbly . Frost another layer of icing & serve .

 I'm submitting this post to Tea Time Treats event hosted this month by  Karen of Lavender & Lovage & co-hosted with  Kate of What Kate Baked . Tea Time Treats is celebrating it's 1st year birthday, so this is my cake to celebrate this lovely occasion! Happy 1st Birthday Tea Time Treats. :)


  1. look absolutely beautiful! Kit

  2. i love the pretty pink color combination in all! I hv try beet root in cakes yet? but i will definietly like to try a slice of yr cake.

  3. Kit - I love beetroot and this is a great recipe to introduce veg into family diets (just like my choc chip pumpkin muffins). Never cooked with walnut oil will have to hunt this down in the supermarket and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that pretty pink frosting. I love it.

  4. That is one lovely cake, Kit! You know, I have never tried beetroot before, ya, so jakun! hehehe! Have seen lots of recipes using beetroot and I have always wanted to try. I will, one of these days! And this sounds great used in bakes! Your cream cheese frosting looks very good!
    Have a great week!

  5. Kit, I am sold on this beetroot walnut cake!

  6. Kit , the beetroot in that pretty cake sounds really good . The flavor combination must taste really delicious ! Haven't tried beetroot in bakes before but I love it roasted :D

  7. It looks great, Kit. I would love a slice... nutty and sweetened naturally with beetroot is perfect for me.

  8. Kit, I really like the look of your cake, looks very moist and the gorgeous colour of your frosting. I have not tried giving my kids beetroot before, maybe a good start would be in a bake too :)

  9. I don't usually eat beetroot, Kit as I'm a very careless person which will stain my clothes with the red juice, hehe! But I love to eat the canned beetroot in sandwich! Never cook fresh beetroot b4. You are so clever of using your little trick to make your family to accept the beetroot!

  10. WHAT a STUNNING entry for Tea Time Treats Kit, I LOVE this! A REAL Birthday cake for our first year's birthday and so pretty! A HUGE thanks for all of your lovely entries over the last year and what a GORGEOUS cake! Karen

  11. Oh my goodness Kit, your Beetroot and Walnut Cake looks delicately delicious.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  12. Oh! Kit this is a very lovely cake:)
    Love the pinky cream cheese frosting!
    I have tried beet root sandwich loaf, beet root kueh and jellies but not in cake.
    Bookmarked !! :D

  13. Hi Kit, save the last slice for me with a cup of tea or coffee, please. LOL

    Very delectable cake, look so gorgeous and shioklicious.
    Texture very nice and soft. yum yum

    Have a lovely week ahead,with big big hugs to you.

  14. Hello darling Kit! Somehow you had disappeared of my reader. It was such a joy reading from you again! :-).
    Recently I also baked a beetroot chocolate cake which was so delicious! Even my family liked it!
    Love your pictures, as always
    hugs to you

  15. i always hear and read abt how beneficial beetroot is to our health but i've yet to try it. I hope i like it too. btw, i love how the grated beetroot ended up looking in the cake, specks of red giving it a very lovely looking cake. Your frosting is good la!

  16. Looks wonderful,lovely pictures and amazing cake :)