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Beetroot and cocoa cake 01 March, 2011

An unusual healthy recipe with beetroot baked with olive oil!


Serves 6-8


250g boiled beetroot

75g cocoa powder

4 eggs

200 ml. good quality olive oil

180g flour

250g sugar

2 tsps baking powder

1/3 tsp sweet clove powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon


Mash the beetroot into a paste (preferably using a mixer) and then mix with the sugar. Put the mixture into a bowl and slowly add the olive oil and mix well with a whisker.

Add the spices, then the eggs and keep mixing. In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and cocoa power, then pour into the bowl with the beetroot and mix all ingredients together. Empty the mixture into a well greased pan dusted with a little flour.

Bake for 50 minutes at 180oC. Let the cake cool down and sprinkle caster sugar on top. You can also serve with ice cream. Yummy!


Apple and walnut cake baked with olive oil 25 October, 2010

This is a traditional Greek cake recipe with apple, carrot and walnuts baked with olive oil.


Makes about 50 cup cakes or large cake


1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

2 cups of flour

1¾ cups brown sugar

3 eggs

1 cup shredded carrot

2 cups shredded apple

1 tbs ground cinnamon

1 tbs baking powder

1 cup of chopped coarse walnuts

½ cup raisins (optional)


You do not need a mixer. You can easily mix by hand.

In a large bowl mix well the olive oil, sugar and cinnamon. Add the

eggs, flour and baking powder. Lastly throw in the shredded apple,

carrot, walnuts and raisins.


Pour the mix into individual cup cakes or in a large baking tray.

Bake for about 20 minutes for cup cakes or 40 minutes for a big

cake at 170OC.