Low-Calorie Chocolate Beetroot Loaf

Posted by Beni Cook
Don’t let the word “Beetroot” scare you off. This rich chocolate cake is lovely and sweet due to the Beetroot which also keeps it wonderfully moist – the healthiest chocolate treat, for chocolate lovers everywhere.



167 Cal | 10g Fats | 20g Carbs | 3g Protein



• 4 tbsp. hot coffee
• 4 tbsp. coconut oil
• 180g raw beetroot, peeled, sliced
• 180ml almond milk, lukewarm
225g coconut sugar
• 375g cocoa powder
• 1⁄2 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 3⁄4 tsp. baking soda
• 160g all-purpose flour

For the Icing:
• 100g 70% dark chocolate (traditional, dairy-free, or vegan)
• 1⁄3 cup + 1 tbsp. 100ml full fat coconut milk, canned



1) Heat the oven to 355°F(180°C). Line a loaf tin with baking paper.

2) Pour the hot coffee over the coconut oil to melt it.

3) Place the coffee mixture, sliced beetroot and lukewarm almond milk into a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. Transfer the beetroot mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in coconut sugar.

4) In a separate bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour.

5) Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing gently with a spoon. Once the mixture is smooth, transfer it into the prepared loaf tin.

6) Place the tin into the hot oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the tin from the hot oven and set aside on a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

7) Make the frosting by breaking up the chocolate into small pieces and placing it in a large bowl.

8) Warm the coconut milk in a small pot until almost boiling. Pour it over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir the chocolate gently until it’s well combined, smooth and glossy. Set it aside to thicken before covering the top of the cake.

Keeps for up to 4 days in an airtight container.

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Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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