This is a seriously delicious and earthy chocolate cake. This recipe has been used for many a wedding, engagement party, birthday or baby shower and is a perfect treat for Christmas! it never fails to impress.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium beetroots
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups rapadura – evaporated cane juice
  • 1 ½ cups virgin coconut oil
  • 3 organic free range eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla essence
  • ½ cup coconut cream

Method:

  1. Peel and wash beetroot and steam for 30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Leave to cool, then puree in a food processor. You should end up with about 2 cups of puree.
  3. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line a 24cm cake tin and set aside.
  4. Combine the brown rice flour, tapioca flour, gluten free baking powder, desiccated coconut and sifted cocoa into a bowl. Add the rapadura and whisk gently to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, blend the coconut oil, eggs, vanilla essence, coconut cream and beetroot puree and mix together until smooth.
  6. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 1hr – 1hr 15 minutes, or until the centre springs back to the touch.
  7. Leave alone for ten minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool.

We suggest serving with a dollop of chocolate avocado mousse for a decadent vegan touch.

This recipe was provided by our wonderful chef Angie, you can find more of her wonderful recipes at:

http://www.angieglutenfree.com/ 
http://www.facebook.com/angieglutenfree

And if you would like to try some of her yummy food book into a relaxation retreat at billabong retreat and enjoy her lovely organic delicious meals.

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