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    Default Recipe for a cake containing a vegetable.

    Hi, our child care centre has a really weird policy and it states all cakes (birthday) must contain a vegetable eg carrot cake,



    Does anyone have a yummy recipe (maybe choc and zuccini) they have tried and tastes yummy?

    Thanks

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    I've heard of chocolate cake with beetroot in it? Maybe try one of those recipe websites they have some great one's.
    Interested to hear what others have too

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    Carrot cake is nice!
    Do they allow Banana Cake (bread)? Fruit cake?
    I don't have a recipe but Pumpkin Cake would be yummy too.

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    I have a yummy carrot cake recipe if you want it. I have heard of choccie cakes with potato in them I think too. Does that count?

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    Chocolate beetroot cake is YUM! I have some beetroot here I am about to turn into cake so I'm on the hunt for recipes too!

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    Default Recipe for a cake containing a vegetable.

    I made an AWESOME pumpkin and coconut cake that I found on a recipes website... It was the most delicious cake I've ever tasted. Google it

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    I agree with chocolate & beetroot cake!

    I don't have a recipe sorry, I only have one for a choc & beetroot pudding.

    I am sure you'd be able to find something on the Taste website though.

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    I have a choc Zucchini cake recipie

    Ingredients.

    Wet mix :

    3 eggs
    3 teaspoons vanilla essence
    cup milk
    1 large grated zucchini (leave skin on)
    cup oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    teaspoon baking powder
    2 cups sugar

    Dry mix :

    2.5 cups SR flour
    cup cocoa

    Method.

    Use large mixer bowl, combine wet mix ingredients & sugar thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients and combine with wet mix thoroughly. DO NOT OVER-BEAT, as this will make the cake tough.

    Pour into large baking tray, or muffin / patty pan trays.

    Bake in slow oven for 45 minutes, or at 150 for 1 hour. (Or less if making muffins etc).

    Foolproof. Yummy. Good even on day 3, if it hasn’t already been devoured…..Enjoy.

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    You can make a chocolate mud cake with mashed potato, it keeps it really moist

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    wow thanks for all the response. From what i can work out, it can be any cake as long as it contains a vegetable. i was thinking about a banana cake but aparantly thats a no no as its not a vegie. I think i might try the Choc beetroot, if that fails then the zuchini one.

    Yules: do you think i could omit some of the sugar? or does it need it all to make it tasty?

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    I've only made that recipie once. Not sure if omitting it would be good...when I made it the mixture was really thin and didn't really rise a great deal.....(I don't think I' put enough stuff in...I didn't have enough flour or sugar)

    BUT it was really nice and really moist. DS loved it...even after he realised there was grated zucchini in it!

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    You can use 1/4 cup less sugar, and add 1/4 cup sweet potato and 1/4 cup beetroot for a moist delicious cake!!! I use it in chocolate cake

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    I made my chocolate beetroot cake. I used a recipe from allrecipes. It has an awfullot of sugar but I was nervous to cut any out first time in case it tasted foul. It's pretty yummy but would be fine with a bit less sugar too.

    100g drinking chocolate
    230g self-raising flour
    200g caster sugar
    100g dark chocolate, minimum 60% cocoa solids broken into pieces.
    125g unsalted butter
    250g cooked beetroot, grated
    3 large eggs
    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter and flour a 18cm round cake tin.
    2. Sift flour and drinking chocolate together in a bowl, then stir in the sugar.
    3. In a bowl suspended over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter.
    4. Add the beetroot and the eggs and mix well.
    5. Eventually add the beetroot mix to the dry ingredients and mix well.
    6. Pour the mix into the prepared tin and bake for 50 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin for ten minutes.
    7. Decorate by dusting with icing sugar or it is delicious served warm with custard.

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