The Best Kind Of Birthday Cake Is A Chocolate One

18 May 2012

Well at least that is what Arthur thinks. So for this third birthday that is what he got. It is actually a Chocolate and Beetroot Cake filled with cherry jam and a chocolate buttercream. The beetroot part was not intentional. As much as I encourage my kids to eat their veg, I don't insist on everything that passes their lips being healthy. But this was a new recipe that I have been keen to have a go at. The addition of the beetroot was a winner: it made for a really moist, dense chocolately sponge with clean plates all round. Yes, the flowers were a touch girly; but I tend not to do character cakes and Arthur appreciates nature after all.

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