Cooking oil spray, to grease
250g cooked, peeled beetroot, chopped
1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup cocoa powder, plus extra, to dust
4 free-range eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder*
125g dark chocolate, melted
100ml butter, melted
150g almond meal
Fresh raspberries, to garnish
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C fan-forced (200 degrees C conventional). Grease a 30 x 20cm lamington tin with cooking oil and line base and sides with baking paper.
Put cooked beetroot, raspberries, vanilla and cocoa in a blender and process until a puree forms. Set aside.
Put eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high, using whisk attachment, for 6 minutes or until thick and pale.
Sift in baking powder, pour in beetroot puree, melted chocolate and melted butter. Pour in almond meal then fold gently until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside in tin to cool completely. To serve, remove cake from tin, dust with extra cocoa and garnish with raspberries.
* Check all the ingredients you use are free from gluten to ensure a completely gluten-free creation.