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Beet red velvet cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

For the syrup

  • Add the water and sugar into a pot over medium heat.
  • Leave it for 1-2 minutes, until the syrup starts boiling and the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool completely.

For the cake layers

  • Grate the beets from the fine blades of a box grater and add them into a strainer with a bowl underneath, so that their water drains.
  • Set aside until needed. You will need both the grated beets and the water that they will remove.
  • Preheat the oven to 140°C (284° F) set to fan. (Not in a higher temperature, because the red color will be lost).
  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the butter and the sugar with the whisk attachment at medium speed, until fluffy, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one by one, and beat until they are homogenized.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, grated beets, mix with a spoon, and add them into the mixer.
  • Add the yogurt into a small bowl and then add the vanilla, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the beets’ juices, and the food coloring paste (optional, if you want a very intense red color).
  • Mix and add them into the mixer with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Beat all of the ingredients in the mixer, at medium speed, for 1-2 minutes until they are homogenized.
  • Butter and flour 2 round 20 cm cake pans, and divide the mixture into them.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove the cake pans from the oven and drizzle with the cold syrup.
  • Allow 20 minutes for them to slightly cool, and then, carefully take them out of the cake pans.
  • Let the cake pans cool on a rack.

For the cheese frosting

  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add it into the mixer’s bowl along with the icing sugar, vanilla extract, and beat them with the paddle attachment at medium speed, for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then, add the soft cheese and beat for 2-3 more minutes, until your mixture is homogenized.
  • When the whole butter is dissolved and the cream turns white, remove it from the mixer and place it in the refrigerator to remain thick.

To assemble and decorate

  • Add the first cake layer onto a platter.
  • Spread half of the frosting over it.
  • Place the second cake layer and decorate with the remaining frosting.
  • Transfer the cake into the refrigerator for 1 hour to thicken.
  • Heat the sunflower oil into a pot over medium heat.   
  • Add the cornstarch into a bowl.
  • Dip the beet slices into the cornstarch, and fry them into the hot sunflower oil for 1 minute.
  • Remove the slices with a slotted spoon, and let them drain onto some kitchen towel.
  • Decorate the cake with them, and serve.

 

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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

550
Calories (kcal)
28 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

23.0
Total Fat (g)
33 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

14.0
Saturated Fat (g)
70 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

79.0
Total Carbs (g)
30 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

57.0
Sugars (g)
63 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.1
Protein (g)
12 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.7
Fibre (g)
7 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.53
Sodium (g)
9 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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