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madcol Mon 11-Aug-08 22:18:39

Just made it - tis curiously yummy.
Any other recipes for the cunning insertion of vegetables into my toddler?

Already done carrot cake to death.

barking Mon 11-Aug-08 22:32:54

I've also tried chocolate beetroot cake and was amazed
Try riverford They have also brought out a cookery book

lucysmam Mon 11-Aug-08 22:32:56

hmm really?

bizzarre things seem to be being suggested tonight!

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 11-Aug-08 22:35:44

yy beetroot cocolate cake is good.

As is courgette cake - not unlike carrot cake, paler colour obv.

Can't find my handwritten recipe for courgette cake, I seem to remember it had sultanas and lots of yummy spices.

I'll have a think.

barking Mon 11-Aug-08 22:36:08

Tis true! They also do chocolate and courgette brownies

Have you done the tomato sauce trick with lots of veg?
Or if he/she likes finger food take them to a pick your own farm and see if that gets any interest...

barking Mon 11-Aug-08 22:37:33

chocolate courgette cake

cece Mon 11-Aug-08 22:37:37

Special Chocolate Cake

Covertly weigh 250g courgette and then grate coarsely (can peel first for extra subterfuge).

Grease tin - mine is a deep 8'' round one
Preheat oven to 180C.
Dissolve 50g cocoa in a bit of boiling water.
Beat 2 eggs
Sift 200g SR flour into bowl. Add ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, and 150g caster sugar.
Add 125ml veg oil (or soft butter), the courgette, the eggs, the cocoa.
Whisk. Or mix a lot.
Pour into tin
Bake for 45 min until firm to touch.
Leave to cool for 5 min, remove from tin, leave to cool completely.

Tis yummy

lucysmam Tue 12-Aug-08 09:08:45

i'm very intrigued by beetroot chocolate cake, do you taste the beetroot in it?? or the courgette in choc & courgette brownies?

Sounds like a bit of a bizzarre combination tbh n i dont struggle to get veggies into lo but can see it could be useful for future if ever she does turn her nose up at them

madcol Tue 12-Aug-08 11:52:49

Comes out as a little sticky gooey rich chocolate cake. DS doesn't touch veg other than tomatoes; cucumber and sweetcorn.
Good thing about chocolate beetroot cake is once beetroot are cooked takes 5 mintues to make with a blender.
Like idea of courgettes in cakes.

madcol Tue 12-Aug-08 11:53:59

Thanks Barking . I got my riverford box this morning so I try it out.

Pinkjenny Tue 12-Aug-08 11:54:18

I tried the Beetroot Chocolate Cake in 'Cook Yourself Thin'. It was revolting.

lucysmam Tue 12-Aug-08 11:55:51

hmmm, i might experiment just out of sheer curiosity!

RedHead81 Tue 12-Aug-08 11:57:09

DS is great with veg, but DH however doesn't eat much veg apart from peas, carrots and potatoes - fussy bugger - maybe i should try these recipes on him! They sound delicious - I love carrot cake and the beetroot choc sounds scrummy!

madcol Tue 12-Aug-08 12:01:02

Best recipe for beetroot chocolate cake is :

100g dark chocolate chopped up
250g fresh cooked beetroot - not the stuf in vinegar
3 eggs
125g SR flour
25 g cocoa powder
8 1/2 Floz corn oil
150g brown sugar

blend beetroot in blender add everything else in the blender then cook at about 190

madcol Tue 12-Aug-08 12:02:10

cece your courgette one sounds similar to the beetroot one but probably different texture .thanks

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