A few weeks ago, at the farm in France, we had a big beet harvest. I remember my sister making the most amazing chocolate beet cake a few years ago so I decided to give it a go, even though the idea really intimidated me. The recipe is originally from Tender by Nigel Slater, a gorgeous book, I highly recommend perusing, if not just for the stunning photographs. I used this version from David Lebovitz. I didn’t have cocoa, espresso, or really measure anything but it turned out amazing! I added extra chocolate. I topped it with creme fraiche and it was just heavenly! I am not usually a cake person but this one is more like a pudding! Try it if you get the chance.
Photo: Chelsea Fuss. Taken in Brittany, France.