An indulgent chocolate treat for the family!


  • 120g plain flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 60g good quality cocoa powder
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 17g cooked chopped beetroot
  • 2 eggs
  • 140ml vegetable oil
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste


  • 150g full fat cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar

Decorate with a dust of cocoa powder or if you want some extravagance add a little gold leaf and melted dark chocolate.


  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder & cocoa
  2. Mix in the sugar
  3. In a food processor add the beetroot, oil, eggs and vanilla then blend until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and blend until fully incorporated.
  5. Pop into cake cases and cook in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
  6. Mix the cream cheese and icing, then take a teaspoon and dollop onto the cupcake. mooth with back of spoon and then decorate.