Friday, June 23, 2006
A Chocolate cake recipe handed down through the generations.
Now! it is official five generations have made this delish!!! chocolate cake that has been handed down through the generations and time.
This little darlings great great grandmother my grandmother made this cake and now you are welcome to also whip it up and enjoy!
CHOCOLATE BEETROOT CAKE with peanut butter icing:
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups salad oil (not olive)
4 farm fresh eggs (large)
2 cups cooked beetroot mashed (and cold)
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarb (fresh is best)
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix together sugar, oil & eggs thoroughly sift flour, soda, salt & cocoa then add alternately with mashed beetroot and vanilla to oil/egg mixture.
Place in a prepared 23 x 33 cm cake tine bake at 180deg c for approx 45 min.
Peanut butter icing:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
3 cups icing sugar
dash of milk
combine peanut butter, 1/2 cup butter & 3 cups icing sugar with little bit of milk to make a good spreading consistancy.
spread over the cold cake lashings of it is good!!!
This cake keeps moist for the longest time, tastes devine and even the 5th generation thinks it is a winner. I will add I put the vanilla into the mashed beets as this helps to get it evenly through the cake.
make it with happiness, enjoy it and let us know what you think.