Time 4 Beetroot, Coconut & Chocolate Protein Cake

By @pocketrocketh

Ingredients

To make this Beetroot, Coconut & Chocolate Protein Cake recipe, you will need:
370-400g Fresh, Uncooked Beetroot, peeled and chopped ready to be whizzed or coarsely grated if you like more texture
100g Coconut Flour
50g Chickpea Flour
50g Plain Flour
5 Very heaped tablespoons Time 4 Nutrition Whey Protein Creamy Toffee Pudding protein powder
3 Heaped Teaspoons baking powder
5 Medium-sized or 4 large pretty ripe bananas, mashed
75g Pure Coconut oil (if solid form) or 80-90 ml Coconut Oil if in liquid form
1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Medium or Large egg
1 Medium, Pretty ripe and soft avocado

Method

Coarsely grate the peeled, raw beetroot. Beat the egg. Peel and mash the bananas and soft avocado with the vanilla extract and egg and mix with the beetroot. Mix in the coconut oil (if using solid form, melt it down in a microwave for around 20 seconds first or in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water).
 
Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl and stir to distribute them. Then mix in the wet ingredients well. If it seems slightly dry, you can add a little milk of your choice but, with patience, the beetroot juice usually provides enough moisture.
 
If you prefer a finer-textured Coconut and Chocolate Protein Cake bake and want a speedier process:
Peel the beetroot and chop it up into smallish pieces and put into a food processer. Whizz until you can see the pieces becoming much finer and do scrape down the sides to ensure that all larger bits are pushed back into the mix.
 
Peel and chop or mash the bananas and soft avocado and add to the beetroot with the vanilla extract and the whole egg (no need to beat for this option).
 
Add the coconut oil (if using solid form, melt it down in a microwave for a few seconds first or in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water to be kind to your processer blades).
Give it another good whizz, again scraping down the sides if necessary to ensure a fairly fine and well-distributed mixture.
 
Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl and stir to distribute them. Then mix in the wet ingredients thoroughly. If it seems dry, you can add a little milk of your choice but, with patience, the beetroot juice usually provides enough moisture.
 
Then:
Once all the ingredients are well mixed, place in a 26 cm x 18 cm baking tray or a similar overall-sized cake tin, lined with greaseproof paper to ensure ease of removal. Bake for around 1 hour at 160 °C in a fan oven (no need to preheat because the fan distributes the heat nicely), or preheat a conventional oven to 160 °C and bake for around 50 minutes. Turn the tin around half-way though if you see that one side is getting darker more quickly. A skewer inserted and coming out very nearly clean will mean it is ready - you want some of that moisture preserved.
 
Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then lift out and place on a wire rack to continue to cool.

This makes a moist, fairly substantial bake where flavours come out without being drowned out by added sugar.
Try this delicious Beetroot, Coconut & Chocolate Protein Cake recipe today.


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